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This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

November 3, 2020 — Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are... Read More

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

November 3, 2020 — Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress: ✍🏻 Creative writing is an excellent outlet for dealing with stress. Writing poetry or keeping a journal can provide a way to express your feelings so that you... Read More

Low, Moderate, and High-Risk Thanksgiving Activities

November 3, 2020 — Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together, however, travel may increase the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial,... Read More

Get Ready for Friendsgiving!

November 3, 2020 — Thanksgiving is for your family, “Friendsgiving” is for you friends! Keeping in contact with your friends can be tricking during the hustle of day-to-day, but don’t worry, you can make up for lost time with a proper Friendsgiving. The word Friendsgiving first appeared around 2007, as an informal large meal which featured a mishmash of... Read More

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November!

November 3, 2020 — Did you know? Native American Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Day (on the 27th) both fall in November. Today there are approximately 326 total reservations in the United States. Some of these reservations were originally remnants of native tribes’ lands, while others were created by the federal government for Native Americans who were forcibly... Read More

Movember vs. No Shave November, What’s it all about?

November 3, 2020 — Recently you may have noticed some of the clean-shaven men in your life becoming fuzzier as their ‘staches, goatees, Fu Manchus, mutton chops and other furry face-warmers sprout predominantly over the brisk month of November. These sudden changes to their features foster a conversation about their noble goal: raise awareness and money for cancer research.... Read More

Happy Birthday!

October 3, 2020 — Happy Birthday to our wonderful staff and residents! David B. Oct. 1 Allyson B. Oct. 4 James S. Oct. 4 Lynda M. Oct. 19 Mallorie S. Oct. 19 Sarah L. Oct. 27 Betty L. Oct. 24 Michelle R. Oct. 30 Joyce E. Oct. 31

Take Care of Your Mental Health – World Mental Health Day: October 11

October 3, 2020 — Mental health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It may also affect how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices during an emergency. People with pre-existing mental health conditions or substance use disorders may be particularly vulnerable in an emergency. Mental health... Read More

Healthcare Food Service Week

October 3, 2020 — Food is one of the great unifiers of the human condition; we all need sustenance to survive. When we go out to eat, it is an indulgence to be able to relax while a chef skillfully prepares a meal just for us. As we age, we once again rely on others to help us with... Read More

Creative Halloween Decorations

October 3, 2020 — If you are bored with traditional Halloween decorations, a little creativity may help you create a unique Halloween display. If you are looking for something different to do this year, read on for creative ideas. Masks: Hang a creepy, funny, or creative mask on your door. Decorate a scarecrow or your garden with them. You... Read More