Indulge in Self-Care to Reduce Stress

— Stress Awareness Month in April reminds us to manage stress for our overall wellbeing. Recognizing the presence of stress proactively helps us identify its causes and gives us a chance to use healthy ways to cope. One of the best ways to reduce the effects of stress is to engage in self-care. There is a... Read More

Celebrating Earth Day on April 22

— The earth supports us in a variety of ways, which is why we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It gives us air to breathe, water to drink, and food to eat. It gives us thousands of varieties of plants and a place to make our home. Every single person on earth, child or adult,... Read More

April 16th is Healthcare Decisions Day

— Making choices about healthcare for you or your loved one can feel daunting. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) emphasizes the significance of advance care planning and encourages individuals to make informed healthcare decisions. Held annually on April 16, NHDD promotes awareness about the importance of discussing and documenting preferences for medical treatments, ensuring that people’s... Read More

Kick Up Your Grilled Cheese for National Grilled Cheese Day

— Kick Up Your Grilled Cheese for National Grilled Cheese Day on Wednesday, April 12 There are so many variations on the grilled cheese sandwich today; your choices are only limited by your tastes and imagination! What you’ll need: Butter, Bread, and Your Choice of Cheese! Try the following combinations for six new exciting ways to enjoy a... Read More

Large Print Books Make Reading Easy During Reading Month and Save Your Vision Month

— There really is nothing quite like curling up with a fascinating book! For some people, however, reading is a bit more challenging because of vision difficulties. Large print books offer a fantastic solution. They can be read comfortably without having to worry about eye strain. The text in most reading material is pretty small. It’s designed this... Read More

Lesser Known Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

— There have been many legends attributed to St. Patrick throughout the centuries. St. Patrick’s Day began as a Holy Day in the Catholic Church, but over the years this religious Catholic saint’s day has turned into a more secular celebration of the upcoming spring. Here are a few lesser-known facts about St. Patrick’s Day: The original... Read More

March is Craft Month: Knit a Dishcloth

— Knitting can be an easy and enjoyable craft for seniors, especially when the item is simple like a dishcloth. Experiment with colors or stitches for a personal touch. Whether kept or gifted, the satisfaction of making something special is priceless! Supplies: Knitting needles (size 7-9) Worsted weight cotton yarn (50-100 grams) Scissors Yarn needle Instructions:... Read More

March is Nutrition Month

— Healthy eating habits are easier to maintain with a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be easy and fun. Nutrition is about more than vitamins—it also includes fiber and healthy fats. Add healthy fats. Not all fats are bad. Foods with monounsaturated and... Read More

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