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Mental Health Awareness and Prevention: World Mental Health Day is October 10

October 7, 2021 — Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor... Read More

Sweetest Day – October 16

October 7, 2021 — The first Sweetest Day in history took place in October of 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Organized by a committee of candymakers, all sorts of candies were delivered to low-income people throughout the city with the message that this Saturday in October was the “sweetest day of the year.” A recent trend has shown that more... Read More

October is Physical Therapy Month

October 7, 2021 — Physical therapy is treatment of muscles, nerves and body structures. The goal of Physical Therapy is to restore the body to its optimum level of function. Physical Therapy Benefits Enhanced ability to walk Improved mobility Pain management Restoration of balance Enhanced ability to transfer Strengthening

Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

October 7, 2021 — 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

Washing hands prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others

October 7, 2021 — Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because: People frequently touch their eyes,... Read More

Halloween Craft

October 7, 2021 — Handprint Spiders: Apply black paint to your palm and four fingers leaving out the thumb. Place palm onto a piece of paper. Turn the paper 180o and print again making sure the palm overlaps. Add some googly eyes using either paint or stickers.

Grandparents Day: September 12

September 2, 2021 — 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 to 40, and great-grandmother to 15. Grandparents can have a profound effect on a child’s upbringing. Without the... Read More

National Indoor Plant Week

September 2, 2021 — 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

September is Save Your Photos Month

September 2, 2021 — Everyone loves to see photos of family, vacations, pets, grandchildren and more. Before digital cameras or camera phones, film was processed and prints were made instantly or sent back to us via mail. Saving photos is a step in preserving memories. Many of us still have albums and boxes full of prints prior to the... Read More

Falls are not a normal part of aging— they can be prevented!

September 2, 2021 — All adults, aged 65 and over, are at risk for a fall. There are simple things all seniors can do to keep from falling and to stay independent longer. Talk to your healthcare providers Tell your physician, caregiver, or loved ones if you have fallen, if you feel unsteady when standing or walking, or if... Read More