Grandparents Day: September 12

— 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

September is Save Your Photos Month

— 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!

— 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

A Note on Classical Music

— The classical music era for the Western hemisphere extends from 1750 to 1830. The musicians most well known for music from this era are Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. You may be familiar with other famous composers, such as Bach Chopin, or Schubert but they may have risen to fame in the renaissance, baroque, romantic, nationalistic... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Happy Birthday to our amazing Staff and Residents! Linda S. September 05 Delta F. September 23 Lee O. September 25 Michael T. September 26 Gary L. September 27

Success Story Delta F.

— Delta F. returned to us as after being hospitalized for cardiac issues. She participated in PT and OT to regain her strength. When she returned to BGNR she required assistance in all her ADLs and was unable to walk without assistance. She has worked hard in her therapy and is now able to independently dress... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Happy Birthday to our Staff and Residents Dennis R. August 04 Robert F. August 18 Rickey B. August 24 Deborah L. August 24 Loyc M. August 30 Evelyn C. August 31

Success Story

— Bonnie D. arrived to us in late April after being hospitalized for respiratory failure. She participated in PT, OT, ST in order to regain her strength and swallowing skills. When she came to BGNR she required assistance in all of her ADLs, was unable to walk, and was on an altered diet. She has worked... Read More

Activity Highlights

— August 20- Resident Birthday Party at 1:30pm August 27- Resident Council Meeting at 1:30pm

Several Ways to Improve Your Memory

— Getting plenty of exercise will help your memory. Exercise improves the blood flow throughout your body, including the brain. This can invigorate your mind and improve its ability to remember. Even a brief walk for ten minutes can increase your circulation. The fresh air wakes up the brain and keeps it alert, which improves its... Read More