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December is Write a Friend Month

December 2, 2021 — Nothing is better than receiving a surprise letter in the mail! Whether it is an old friend, a family member, a soldier, or someone you have never met, receiving a personal correspondence can brighten up a winter day! The holidays are the perfect time to put pen to paper, and connect via written word with... Read More

Handwashing Awareness Week: December 6-12, 2021

December 2, 2021 — According to the Centers for Disease (CDC), handwashing is the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick. Follow five simple and effective steps: Wet, Soap, Scrub, Rinse, Dry to reduce the spread of illness and help stay healthy. Here are some common handwashing question and answers: Why should I use soap... Read More

Practice Perfect Pronunciation on November 8: Tongue Twister Day

November 3, 2021 — Improve your language skills and have a laugh on Tongue Twister Day! Tongue twisters are silly, usually alliterative, repetitive phrases of various lengths, used to warm up vocal cords and facial muscles, enhance enunciation and ultimately gain perfect pronunciation. Have fun by challenging your friends and family with these tricky tongue-twisters. The flubs sound funny... Read More

Cappuccino vs. Espresso

November 3, 2021 — Being a coffee lover often involves drinking many types of coffee products, such as espresso, cappuccino, regular coffee, lattes or café au lait. However, one aspect of coffee that many people get wrong is that they think cappuccino and espresso are the same drink. They are each distinctly different and celebrated on separate days in... Read More

Take Your Pick– of all things Pickle!

November 3, 2021 — The word “pickle” comes from the German word pόkel, meaning salt or brine, which are two very important parts in the pickling process. Pickling dates back centuries and it has remained a steadfast method of preserving foods over a long period of time. Early settlers used this process to preserve foods, especially over the winter... Read More

Turn Off the TV and Turn On Your Imagination

November 3, 2021 — Did you know…on average an individual watches at least four hours of television a day, which is approximately two full months of television each year? That’s a lot of screen time! There are many educational channels like National Geographic, History, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Science, however many of us tend to choose programs such as... Read More

Gratitude Pie Craft

November 3, 2021 — Supplies Paper plate Construction paper Markers Scissors 1 round fastener Instructions Cut a circle from the construction paper that is 1 ½ inches smaller than the paper plate. Decorate this circle as your favorite pie. Be creative! Cut a slice from this pie paper. Attach your “pie” to the plate with the fastener in the... Read More

Take Time To Get A Flu Vaccine

November 3, 2021 — 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

November 3, 2021 — 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

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