July is Anti-Boredom Month

June 30, 2022 — Make a list of all the things you’ve ever wanted to do. Think back to when you were a child. Write all your ideas down. Simply creating your list may be a fun and silly anti-boredom activity! When your list is ready, start checking off the completed activities. You’ll soon see you have so much... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: Five Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Rays

June 30, 2022 — Overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight (UV rays) is believed to be the dominant external factor in a person’s development of skin cancer. You may lower your risk for skin cancer by following these five steps: Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight during midday (generally from 10am to 4pm). This is the... Read More

Have you tried an Alligator Pear?

June 30, 2022 — Have you tried an Alligator Pear? National Avocado Day is Sunday, July 31, 2022. Avocado, also known as an Alligator Pear, originated in southern Mexico. The ancient Aztecs used the fruit for skin masks and currently the cosmetic industry uses them in creams, lotions and facial cleaners as they are rich in fiber, folic acid,... Read More

Family Reunion Month

June 30, 2022 — July 1 kicks off National Family Reunion Month! These reunions are a time when extended family members, friends, neighbors, and church-goers get together from all over to share experiences, ancestry, love and laughter. These functions also act as a rejuvenation exercises as they create opportunities for loved ones that rarely get to spend time with... Read More

Activity Highlights

June 30, 2022 — What do we do on these hot summer days? We play games! We have some very competitive residents! They love a good game of checkers, cards, yatzee, connect four, corn hole and of course bingo!

Get Outside During Great Outdoors Month

June 1, 2022 — There is no time like the present to get outside and enjoy the beautiful summer weather! Spending time outside is a great opportunity to engage in our favorite hobbies, including gardening, companionable walks, cookouts, and outdoor recreation. Great Outdoors Month, which began in 1998 under President Bill Clinton as Great Outdoors Week, has since expanded... Read More

National Hydration Day: June 23

June 1, 2022 — Maintaining adequate hydration is an essential component of health at every stage of life, yet can become more challenging as we grow older. For seniors, proper hydration has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, better recoveries in orthopedic patients, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men and lower rates of fatal heart disease. Getting... Read More

Go Nuts for Doughnut Day!

June 1, 2022 — Did you know there are two doughnut holidays each year? The first is on the first Friday in June and the second is in November. The Salvation Army is said to have created the date celebrated in June, known as “Doughnut Day,” as a fundraiser to honor the women, known as “doughnut lassies,” who originally... Read More

National Aphasia Awareness Month

June 1, 2022 — National Aphasia Awareness Month is a national campaign to increase public education and to recognize the numerous people who care for people with aphasia. Did you know that two million people in the United States have aphasia, but a stunning 84.5% of Americans state that they’ve never even heard the term ‘aphasia’? Aphasia is a... Read More

Happy Father’s Day

June 1, 2022 — Be sure to take a moment on Sunday, June 19 to honor dads, foster fathers, surrogate dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and the other important male role models in your life. Let him know how much he means to you by calling, texting, video chatting or sharing photos on social media. Take him to dinner, nine... Read More