October is Physical Therapy Month

October 3, 2019 — Physical therapy is the treatment of muscles, nerves and body structures mostly from the waist down. 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

September 14th is Live Creative Day: Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

August 29, 2019 — Keep an Idea Journal. Do this regularly, and you may often start having more ideas the moment you start to write. Allow yourself the freedom to think outside the box. Aim for Quantity. Generate a lot of ideas for you to go through later. With a large list of ideas, you’ll have more options to choose from.... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Prepare Yourself for Whatever Comes Your Way

August 29, 2019 — Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can confine you to your home. Here are some tips for preparing for natural disasters: Get to know the types of disasters that can occur in your community. Make an evacuation plan. Practice this plan with... Read More

World Alzheimer’s Day

August 29, 2019 — September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most widespread forms of dementia among senior people. The disease affects the regions of the brain, responsible for memory, thinking, and speech. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is loss of short-term memory (or difficulty in remembering recent events). The number... Read More

Celebrating Labor Day

August 29, 2019 — The tradition of celebrating Labor Day as a national holiday is over one hundred years old. From its original conception as a labor union celebration, it has grown to be symbolic of end-of-summer activities. It began in 1882 in New York as a parade by the Knights of Columbus to give credit for the contributions... Read More

The History of Grandparents Day

August 29, 2019 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? 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... Read More

August Chef Select: A Southwest Fiesta

August 5, 2019 — Appetizer: Tomato Avocado Salad Entrées: Chicken Fajita Or Pork Carnitas Sides: Refried Beans Fiesta Corn Green Chili Rice Dessert: Sopapillas

August – Word Search

August 5, 2019 — Find and circle the 15 words listed below. Find words straight across, up and down, and diagonally. All words are forwards reading only. No backwards. Good luck! Word List BANANA BOOK BREATHE EXERCISE FEET FLOWERS FRIENDSHIP JOY LIGHTHOUSE MEMORY MUSIC POTATO READ REFLECTION RELAX

Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

August 5, 2019 — Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with their... Read More

Celebrate Friendship Day

August 5, 2019 — In 1935 the first Sunday of August was proclaimed the first annual Friendship Day. This year Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 4th. The celebration of Friendship Day has become an annual event in the United States. Over the years this tradition spread to other countries and they also started celebrating this day with much... Read More