National Doctors’ Day

— National Doctors’ Day is Friday, March 30 – a day we celebrate the contributions of our physicians. The United States Congress designated Doctors’ Day as a national holiday with a resolution passed on October 30, 1990. Physicians play an important role in post-acute and long-term care. The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) formed The Society... Read More

Tips For Spring Cleaning

— If you are storing away your winter clothes, consider using large plastic storage containers that feature snap-on lids. Storage containers are very important to keeping your clothes free from fading and dust. When packing your clothes, roll them instead of folding. This not only eliminates creases and wrinkles, but also saves a lot of space.... Read More

Women’s History Month

— March is Women’s History Month, which began as International Women’s Day and then Women’s History Week. Women’s History Week was first celebrated in 1978 in Sonoma County, California, which was designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

— In recent years, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin, Ireland have extended to a week-long event called St. Patrick’s Festival, encompassing a spectacular fireworks display, open-air music, street theater and the traditional parade. Over one million people annually attend. As a part of the celebration, many attendees wear shamrocks on their lapels or caps... Read More

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

— March 11-17 is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, which was initiated by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) to educate about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with chronic lung disease. The 2018 theme, “Improving Life, One Breath at a Time,” honors individuals who struggle to overcome... Read More

March is National Nutrition Month: Incorporate Nutrition Into Your Life

— Great nutrition is an essential part of making better lifestyle choices. If your food is not nutritionally balanced, your body may feel sluggish. Eating well is easier than ever if you follow these simple tips. Monitor your red meat intake. Red meat is packed with saturated fat that can clog arteries. Eating red meat once... Read More

Improve heart health and relieve stress

— Exercise is a very important part of healthy heart care. The following movements may help your heart and lower your stress levels. Sit in a comfortable chair and loosen your clothing for comfort. Start with your feet and ankles; gently rotate each ankle counterclockwise and then clockwise five to 10 times in each direction. Next... Read More

Stained Glass Heart cookies

— Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup red hot candies, crushed Frosting (optional) Directions: In mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir together flour and baking powder. Gradually... Read More

Black History Month

— Each February we celebrate Black History Month, a time for recognizing and honoring the role of African Americans in U.S. history. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State University in February 1970. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. He... Read More