Patriot Day: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 2, 2021 — September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy in New York City. This day is recognized as a tribute to those who passed away or were injured, as well as honoring first responders and defenders of our nation’s freedom. An annual ceremony takes place at Ground Zero, also known as... Read More

Grandparents Day: September 12

September 2, 2021 — 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 to 40, and great-grandmother to 15. Grandparents can have a profound effect on a child’s upbringing. Without the... Read More

September is Save Your Photos Month

September 2, 2021 — Everyone loves to see photos of family, vacations, pets, grandchildren and more. Before digital cameras or camera phones, film was processed and prints were made instantly or sent back to us via mail. Saving photos is a step in preserving memories. Many of us still have albums and boxes full of prints prior to the... Read More

Falls are not a normal part of aging— they can be prevented!

September 2, 2021 — All adults, aged 65 and over, are at risk for a fall. There are simple things all seniors can do to keep from falling and to stay independent longer. Talk to your healthcare providers Tell your physician, caregiver, or loved ones if you have fallen, if you feel unsteady when standing or walking, or if... Read More

Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

September 2, 2021 — Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

A Note on Classical Music

September 2, 2021 — The classical music era for the Western hemisphere extends from 1750 to 1830. The musicians most well known for music from this era are Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. You may be familiar with other famous composers, such as Bach Chopin, or Schubert but they may have risen to fame in the renaissance, baroque, romantic, nationalistic... Read More

Happy Birthday and Welcome!

August 9, 2021 — Happy Birthday Residents! Frank W. August 07 Carolyn P. August 14 Stella B. August 20 Anna N. August 26 Welcome! Steve H. Michael S. Herbert T. Duane W. Scott B. John H. James P. Edith S.

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day

August 9, 2021 — National Senior Citizens Day is a day to honor and show appreciation to our seniors. Write a letter, become pen pals, call/video chat or schedule a visit with elderly family members or friends to show your gratitude. Reminisce with them about their favorite childhood memories. Listen to their stories and recognize their accomplishments throughout their... Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 9, 2021 — This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases, like COVID-19, measles, whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia, among others through on-time vaccination. Throughout the month of August, you’re encouraged to talk to your physician, nurse, or... Read More

Several Ways to Improve Your Memory

August 9, 2021 — Getting plenty of exercise will help your memory. Exercise improves the blood flow throughout your body, including the brain. This can invigorate your mind and improve its ability to remember. Even a brief walk for ten minutes can increase your circulation. The fresh air wakes up the brain and keeps it alert, which improves its... Read More