Tell A Fairy Tale Day

— Over the years, oral histories, myths, and legends have evolved to become known the world over as “fairy tales.” The origins of most fairy tales are rough around the edges, and would not be considered appropriate for children by today’s standards. Most of these stories would be more at home as ghost stories around a... Read More

National Cancer Prevention Month

— More than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among adults aged 60 years and older. Cancer is usually caused by many different factors over time. This means that even later in life, there will be opportunities to prevent or delay the onset of new cancers. Medical research suggests that we can do more as... Read More

Therapy Success Story: Mr. S.

— Mr. S. came to BGNR in mid-August after a trip to the hospital turned into surgery from an obstruction. Bill stayed with us for 1 week, then had to return to the hospital again for a week. When he came back to us, he needed therapy services even more. Not only did he have a... Read More

February is Heart Month: Reduce Your Risk For Heart Disease

— Several health conditions, your lifestyle, your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, such... Read More

Cut Clutter in the New Year!

— Downsizing clutter can be a liberating but overwhelming process, especially for seniors. However, cutting clutter can enhance comfort, well-being, and peace of mind. Here are five easy ways to cut clutter in the new year: Start by tackling one room at a time. Divide items into categories such as keep, donate, sell, or discard. Focus on one... Read More

Therapy Success Story: Sandra

— Sandra A. came to BGNR back in July, after being in the hospital due to falls at home leading to injury. Sandra was hoping to be with us for a short-term stay, in which she’d be able to discharge back home to her husband. When she came to us, she wished to improve her overall... Read More

Happy Activity Professionals Week January 21-27, 2024

— We owe a lot to our activities team for keeping our residents and families engaged, active, and safely participating in so many innovative ways. From crafts to bingo to seasonal fun, they have gone above and beyond to lift us all up with some great activities. Luckily, January 21-27 is designated to recognize them for... Read More

Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

— The need for blood, plasma, and platelets donations are constant. Each day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations for patients at about 2,500 hospitals nationwide. This need doesn’t stop for the season, weather, or holiday. The Red Cross Blood Donor app or is a great way to find a place to... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions Ideas for Seniors

— Resolutions are a fun way to kick off the New Year, but they can also provide a sense of purpose and motivation that can foster a positive outlook on life. Setting goals can help seniors stay engaged and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Don’t know where to begin? Here are six resolutions to get you started:... Read More

Candy Cane Day: December 26

— Candy Canes are Festive and Fun! Candy canes are a favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of edible and decorative uses! Plastic versions work great for décor purposes too and can be reused each year! Here are ten festive ways to use candy canes this season: Enjoy them as a... Read More