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Caring for Yourself When Caring for Another: Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

— You are a caregiver if you care for someone who needs help. Caregiving can be difficult despite the great sense of reward you may feel. To continue being a good caregiver, you need to take care of yourself. One way to do that is to make sure you have consistent breaks from your caregiving responsibilities,... Read More

Take Time To Get A Flu Vaccine

— Flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths on the health care system each year. This season, all flu vaccines will be designed to protect against the four flu viruses that research indicates will be most common. Vaccination of people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications is especially... Read More

All About Diabetes

— Diabetes affects how the body handles carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and it can cause high blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which can depend on your eating habits. Diabetes is the number one cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This disease is a condition... Read More

Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

— The meatless meal movement initially began during World War I when meat was scarce and was revitalized during WWII, so more meat could be allocated to the war effort. This meatless meal idea was once again revived in the early 2000s as “Meatless Mondays,” a health-focused marketing campaign for the USDA. The campaign centered on... Read More

October Facility Updates

— October Activities October 1st – World Farm Animal Day as well as Music Day, Pickle Day and World Smile Day October 4th – Cinnamon Roll Day October 6th – World Cerebral Palsy Day – Green is the observance color October 7th – Chocolate Pretzel Day as well as You Matter to Me Day October 13th... Read More

October Birthdays

— Residents Angela H. Helen N. Marie O. Angela B. Angela W. Carolyn C. Courtney C. Stevonda H. Staff Ashton S. Mark G. Nelson D. Kevin C. Rufus C. Devin H. Josh W. Bert C.

National Indoor Plant Week

— National Indoor Plant Week is recognized during the third week of September and there is no better time to add a little flora to your home. If you are thinking about plant ownership but aren’t confident in the greenness of your thumb, worry not! Here is an introduction to different types of house plants that... Read More

Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

— Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

Patriot Day: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

— September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy in New York City. This day is recognized as a tribute to those who passed away or were injured, as well as honoring first responders and defenders of our nation’s freedom. An annual ceremony takes place at Ground Zero, also known as... Read More