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March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

March 4, 2020 — As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

Most Popular Flowers to Plant on March 12: Plant A Flower Day

March 4, 2020 — Cosmos – These flowers have the ability to grow anywhere from 12 inches to 4 feet tall. Cosmos are perfect for cutting gardens and are often picked out of gardens and used in flower arrangements. Marigold – Marigolds can be found in yellow, orange, red or a combination of all colors. This type of flower... Read More

Maintenance Staff Meets His Guardian Angel

February 5, 2020 — On 1/6/2019, our Maintenance Tech, Michael G. suffered a massive heart attack at our local Kroger. A local nurse Riley W. happened to be in the store and administered lifesaving CPR to Michael G. Michael’s heart stopped 9 times before he was able to be transported to the hospital. On 1/10/2020, a little over a... Read More

Activity Highlights

February 5, 2020 — FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH A program by our residents and trivia for the staff will be held FEBRUARY 2ND Super Bowl Party FEBRUARY 4TH Hank a mail man, we will celebrate our local mail man. FEBRUARY 7TH Wear Red Day – For American Heart Month FEBRUARY 14TH Valentine’s Day, Special lunch for couples and... Read More

Exercise and Heart Health

February 4, 2020 — If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk of developing heart disease, regular exercise is essential for the health of your heart, body and mind. In fact, aerobic exercise and heart health really do go hand-in-hand. Before jumping into your gym shoes, however, talk to your doctor about your desires and objectives.... Read More

Ideas for the Happiest Valentine’s Day Ever!

February 4, 2020 — Send a heartfelt Valentine Card to someone who has really inspired you and tell them how much they mean to you. Send flowers or candy to someone who doesn’t have a sweetheart, and sign it anonymous. Make a Valentine’s Basket and send it to a family that has gone through a difficult time and sign... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

February 4, 2020 — While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More

Reduce Stress with More Vitamin C

January 6, 2020 — It’s all too easy to feel that you need to reach for the medicine cupboard when stress causes headaches and fatigue. Research shows that vitamin C is a healthy alternative to combat stress and may also have latent benefits such as preventing colds. Vitamin C may reduce both the physical and psychological effects suffered by... Read More

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

January 6, 2020 — Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More

January 29 is National Puzzle Day

January 6, 2020 — Jigsaw Puzzles: Food for the Mind, Heart, and Soul Jigsaw puzzles are normally viewed as learning toys. They can also do wonders for one’s mood and mind! What Educators Say Jigsaw puzzles can be “food for the brain,” professionals believe. At various phases, they stimulate the learning process. Continuous play enhances a person’s inherent ability... Read More