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The History of Grandparents Day

September 4, 2019 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? 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... Read More

Introducing Meghan Black!

August 26, 2019 — Meghan is a Clinical Liaison at Meadowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation. Her role is to ensure that all transfers happen smoothly for patients and their teams. She serves as a facilitator for local physicians, keeping them informed, equipped and supported in order to provide exceptional care to our patients. Teaming up with Meghan is the best... Read More

Flowers – One of Life’s Small Pleasures

August 4, 2019 — Everyone loves to get flowers – they’re a great gift that you can put on display in your house, reminding you for a week or so of the person who gave them to you. More than that, they can be beautiful things in themselves, even if you buy them for yourself. Today you can order... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

August 4, 2019 — When you think classical American dessert, banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert... Read More

Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

August 4, 2019 — Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

August 4, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More

National Potato Day is August 9th

August 4, 2019 — Throughout America, potatoes are the most popular vegetable, even being ahead of other well known vegetables such as lettuce and onions. You can cook potatoes in a variety of ways, and they are included in one out of three meals eaten by almost all Americans. When they are prepared in a healthy way, a potato... Read More

Spotlight on TBI

July 19, 2019 — What is the Kansas Brain Injury Waiver Program? The Kansas Brain Injury waiver specifically serves Kansas residents who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or an acquired brain injury. Our program works directly with the waiver and consists of Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, as well as the Life skills department which provides four... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun

June 30, 2019 — Researchers from Harvard University recently announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that... Read More

July 25: Wine & Cheese Day

June 30, 2019 — The basic rule about pairing food with wine is that one shouldn’t overpower the other. Simply put, strong cheeses should pair well with strong wines, while mild cheeses would go well with mild wines. Acidic wines go perfectly well with pungent cheeses. Brie goes well with sparkling wine or Chardonnay while goat cheese matches well... Read More