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July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

June 29, 2018 — Our emotions are reflected in our body language, and our state of mind can change by changing our physical state. When we demonstrate a happy, engaging attitude, we help to improve the moods and relationships of those around us. By listening, we make the other person feel important. Are we always talking about our own... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

June 29, 2018 — When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

Creating The All-American Hamburger

June 29, 2018 — Each year, Americans consume about 38 billion hamburgers. An enduring favorite, hamburgers are an iconic American food. But what do Americans define as the classic American hamburger? Despite the advent of gourmet hamburgers, 74 percent of Americans believe the cheeseburger best embodies the classic American hamburger. Here’s a recipe for creating a classic cheeseburger. Ingredients:... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: Five Ways To Protect Yourself From UV Rays

June 29, 2018 — Overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight (UV rays) is believed to be the dominant external factor in a person’s development of skin cancer. To protect yourself from UV rays, 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... Read More

Happy Birthday and Welcome – July!

June 29, 2018 — Happy Birthday! Residents Naomi T. July 14 Robert M. July 14 Alex M. July 15 Archer M. July 18 Bobby T. July 21 David B. July 22 Gene W. July 24 Irene M. July 30 Staff Tracy C. July 05 Rachel P. July 08 Rachel R. July 09 Mary Cayte B. July 14 Brenda S.... Read More

A Historical Background of Independence Day

June 29, 2018 — The original 13 colonies, which would expand to become the United States we know today, were initially under the rule of the King George III of England. Due to taxation disputes, there was friction between the English Parliament and the original colonists. During this chaotic era, King George sent more troops to help control any... Read More

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Barbecue

June 3, 2018 — From the familiar pastime’s origins to surprising tips and tactics, this list will provide you with all the information you need to wow your friends at the next barbecue! Barbecues originated from “pig-pickin’s,” feasts that were common in the southern United States prior to the Civil War. Whole pigs were cooked and eaten by the... Read More

Have a Hassle-Free Summer!

June 3, 2018 — With summer already here, things can get a little bit hectic. Here are some tips to help make your summer a little less frenzied and a little bit safer. Keep a summer fun bag. Keep a bag well stocked with all the summer essentials, such as sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle, a mini first... Read More

Cataract Awareness Month: All About Cataracts

June 3, 2018 — The term cataracts refers to a clouding of the eye’s lens that is located behind the iris and pupil. This particular lens operates by focusing light on to the retina, much in the same way as a camera lens. The lens affected by cataracts is also involved in the eye’s focus. This lens consists of... Read More

June Is National Safety Month. Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

June 3, 2018 — The past year has reminded us over and over that natural disasters are especially hard on older adults. Whether it was Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, the huge wildfires all over the West, or the major blizzards in the Northeast, seniors suffered. Everyone should be prepared for disasters. At our community, we... Read More