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Winter Sniffles: Cold? Or flu?

January 3, 2023 — Influenza (flu) and the common cold are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by influenza viruses only, whereas the common cold can be caused by a number of different viruses, including rhinoviruses, parainfluenza, and seasonal coronaviruses. Seasonal coronaviruses should not be confused with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... Read More

It’s Okay to Be Different!

January 3, 2023 — During the month of January, we celebrate National “It’s Okay to be Different” Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon for people to feel self-conscious or insecure when it comes to things that set them apart from one another. No two people are the same. We all have different names, hobbies, skills, backgrounds and personalities, which are... Read More

National Activities Professional Week

January 3, 2023 — January 23-27 is National Activities Professional Week, where we recognize our Activity Directors who plan and schedule a variety of fun and engaging events, outings, activities and entertainment. Please take a moment during this week to let our Activities Professionals know how much we appreciate them!

Bite-Size Kernels of Popcorn Facts

January 3, 2023 — Did you know… Americans consume approximately 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year. More than any country in the world! Nebraska, also known as one of the “corn belt states,” leads in the production of popcorn for the United States. The word “corn” in Old English meant “grain.” When Native Americans introduced their most common... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 3, 2023 — Please join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2023! This federal holiday celebrates the legacy and achievements of Dr. King, which include his role in nonviolent activism and protesting racial discrimination throughout the United States.

Add Significance to Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2023 — The start of a new year is traditionally a time to reflect on the previous year and plan out resolutions for the months ahead. Popular resolutions include losing weight, getting more exercise, paying off debts, being more organized, trying new things, and traveling more. While these types of self-improvement goals make for admirable resolutions, striving... Read More

National Call a Friend Day

November 30, 2022 — Who remembers when the late Regis Philbin asked contestants on Who Wants to be a Millionaire if they wanted to “Phone a Friend” to help confirm their multiple-choice answer? Even though you might not have a trivia question that needs to be answered, when was the last time you ‘phoned a friend’ just to catch... Read More

Greeting Card Ornament Crafts

November 30, 2022 — Advanced: Cut out your favorite Christmas card images and mount them to wooden craft shapes (ornament, star, heart, diamond) with glue. For an older finish, varnish them, then drill a small hole at the top, and finally loop festive ribbons through to hang. Moderate: You can also cut out your favorite images from cards, use... Read More

Poinsettia – America’s Holiday Plant

November 30, 2022 — The poinsettia plant is a common sight during the holiday season, and for good reason! With its vibrant red and green leaves, it adds a festive touch to any holiday display. Over the past century, poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plant in North America. Due to their strong association with Christmas, approximately 70 million... Read More

Enjoy A Sip of a Seasonal Favorite

November 30, 2022 — Sipping on a steaming mug of hot cocoa is a great way to warm up on a winter day. Beloved by adults and children alike, drinking hot cocoa evokes cozy feelings that are perfect for the holiday season, especially if you live in a cold climate! Our appetite for cocoa goes far back in human... Read More