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

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!

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.

Draw a Dinosaur Day

January 3, 2023 — Tired of too many jigsaw puzzles? Bored of binging television and movies? Don’t feel like reading, but still looking for something fun to do? Draw a Dinosaur Day on January 11 is a colossally creative way to chase away those winter blues. Grab some paper, pencils, markers, or crayons and have fun drawing the giant... Read More

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

Happy January Birthdays!

January 2, 2023 — Happy Birthday to our most Amazing Staff and Residents! Chheth S. 1/01 Anna Y. 1/06 Tania S. 1/13 Frances W. 1/14 Charles T. 1/17 Margaret T. 1/18 Patricia E. 1/27

Short Term Therapy Success: Judy W.

November 30, 2022 — Judy W. arrived to us over the summer after being hospitalized for respiratory failure. She participated in PT, OT, ST to regain her strength, balance, and to improve her safety awareness. When she came to BGNR she required assistance with all her daily tasks. She worked hard in her therapy and after a couple of... Read More

December Activity Highlights

November 30, 2022 — 12/16/2022 @ 1:30 Residents Birthday Party 12/21/2022 @ 4:00 Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Gifts 12/23/2022 @ 1:30 Residents Council Meeting 12/27/2022 @ 1:30 Staff Christmas Party 12/28/2022 @ 1:30 Residents Christmas Party and Play

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

Five Ways to Make a Mid-Season Holiday Change

November 30, 2022 — Start a holiday journal. Every evening, write down three things you noticed that day, things that connected you with the meanings of the holidays. Meet or talk with someone new. Do you know your neighbors? Talking to someone new can be daunting, but remember start with a smile. Don’t know where to begin? Ask them... Read More