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Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

Aug 29, 2019 — The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 23rd this year. What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words can be translated... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Prepare Yourself for Whatever Comes Your Way

Aug 29, 2019 — Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can confine you to your home. Here are some tips for preparing for natural disasters: Get to know the types of disasters that can occur in your community. Make an evacuation plan. Practice this plan with... Read More

Celebrating Labor Day

Aug 29, 2019 — The tradition of celebrating Labor Day as a national holiday is over one hundred years old. From its original conception as a labor union celebration, it has grown to be symbolic of end-of-summer activities. It began in 1882 in New York as a parade by the Knights of Columbus to give credit for the contributions... Read More

World Alzheimer’s Day

Aug 29, 2019 — September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most widespread forms of dementia among senior people. The disease affects the regions of the brain, responsible for memory, thinking, and speech. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is loss of short-term memory (or difficulty in remembering recent events). The number of... Read More

The History of Grandparents Day

Aug 29, 2019 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

Aug 5, 2019 — When you think classic American dessert, the banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This... Read More

August 7th is Lighthouse Day – A Part of Our Past, Present, and Future

Aug 5, 2019 — Why are so many people drawn to lighthouses? Maybe it is because lighthouses are found in some of the most beautiful places on earth. To some, lighthouses appeal to their nostalgic or artistic senses since lighthouses are some of the most historic structures to be found in the United States today. It may also be... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

Aug 5, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brainpower is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to identify... Read More

Water Slide Highlights

Aug 5, 2019 — We had our first water slide activity this year, and our residents had the best time slipping and sliding on the tube! Goldie stated, “I sure ain’t never done nothing like this before, and I really enjoyed it!” We sure are beating the heat with this water slide, and making so many precious memories. Goldie,... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Aug 5, 2019 — Hello family and friends! We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather and had a fun Fourth of July as well. We had so much fun with our water slide, and our residents did too. We have been doing many activities outside, and enjoying sweet treats to beat the heat. Just a reminder to families... Read More