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Sweetest Day – October 16

— The first Sweetest Day in history took place in October of 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Organized by a committee of candymakers, all sorts of candies were delivered to low-income people throughout the city with the message that this Saturday in October was the “sweetest day of the year.” A recent trend has shown that more... Read More

Wear Something Gaudy!

— Wear Something Gaudy Day was born in the 1970s when television’s Three’s Company character Larry Dallas (played by actor Richard Kline) displayed an excellent example of flashy, eccentric, over-the-top fashions. During the show’s run, Larry continued to wear zany, clashing colors, and outlandish outfits, creating a one-of-a-kind fashion icon! Another standout gaudy outfit from the... Read More

October is Physical Therapy Month

— Physical therapy is treatment of muscles, nerves and body structures. The goal of Physical Therapy is to restore the body to its optimum level of function. Physical Therapy Benefits Enhanced ability to walk Improved mobility Pain management Restoration of balance Enhanced ability to transfer Strengthening

Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

— The meatless meal movement initially began during World War I when meat was scarce and was revitalized during WWII, so more meat could be allocated to the war effort. This meatless meal idea was once again revived in the early 2000s as “Meatless Mondays,” a health-focused marketing campaign for the USDA. The campaign centered on... Read More

Washing hands prevents illnesses and spread of infections to others

— Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because: People frequently touch their eyes,... Read More

Success Story Delta F.

— Delta F. returned to us as after being hospitalized for cardiac issues. She participated in PT and OT in order 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... Read More

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