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July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

July 2, 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

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

July 2, 2018 — Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Creating The All-American Hamburger

July 2, 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

July 2, 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

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

July 2, 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

A Historical Background of Independence Day

July 2, 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

Preventing Life-Threatening Dehydration

June 6, 2018 — Why does hydration matter? In older adults, adequate fluid consumption 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. Dehydration can often lead to adverse effects from medications, urinary tract and respiratory infections, delirium, renal failure, seizure,... Read More

Cataract Awareness Month: All About Cataracts

June 6, 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 6, 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

June 15-22 is the 40th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week

June 6, 2018 — Ways to Show Appreciation to Nursing Assistants Nursing Assistants work very hard to offer a contribution to the medical field. They help patients meet their basic needs. They also offer comfort and support. They work one-on-one with patients, getting to know them better than some of the other medical staff. They use this knowledge to... Read More