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— 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

Four Basic Rules for Effective Reading and Better Comprehension

— Try to read more and more. Remember the saying: Practice makes progress. Develop the habit of reading for main ideas. Know the main characters. Know how they help the plot or move along the story. Learn to read with focus and concentration. Think of what you are reading. Do not let your attention wander to... Read More

Fruits of Summer

— With summer upon us, there is an abundance of fruits available that make them all the perfect, healthy summer snack. Be sure to consult your physician or dietician before making any changes to your diet. Apricots– Apricots are rich in potassium and magnesium which help supply stamina. They contain vitamin C, iron and beta carotene.... Read More

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

4th of July Games

— If you’re hosting a 4th of July party, there are hours and hours to fill before the highlight events of the day begin: the fireworks! Guessing Game – These games are always popular for just about any occasion. Fill a large jar with peppermint candy (the red and white striped kind) and decorate it with... Read More

Ice Cream Facts

— I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Ice Cream Month! To this day, the history of ice cream remains a mystery. However, many say that the first ice cream is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow, nectar, fruit pulp, and honey. Others proclaim that Marco Polo, a 13th... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

— Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

Memory Jars

— Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer. You will need a large clear glass jar... Read More

Happy Birthday Wishes!

— Wishing our Staff and Residents a wonderful birthday! Roy F. 07/07 James G. 07/15 Dale B. 07/23