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Memorial Day History

— Recognizing Memorial Day started in 1868, when the division of the Grand Army of the Republic demanded that their commander, General John A. Logan, adorn the graves of their fallen war comrades with flowers. It was an event that began to recognize the soldiers who died in the American Civil War. After World War I,... Read More

Making Your Own Bird Feeder

— What You Will Need: An empty milk or juice carton (any size will do) String (must be strong) Scissors Stapler Hole punch 2 small sticks or wooden rods Bird seed Markers, water based paint or anything which can be used to decorate the carton Directions: Wash and dry the carton Decorate your carton Using your... Read More

Osteoporosis: The Facts

— Osteoporosis means “porous bones” and it is a condition where the skeleton becomes very fragile and bones can break easily. Simple things may cause a bone to break, such as stepping off a curb, sneezing, being hugged or even bending down to pick something up. Bone breakages are mainly in the hips, spine and wrist.... Read More

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13

— Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family (whether it is a biological mother, surrogate, foster, aunt, cousin, neighbor, nana, or grandmother), as well as motherhood. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis and Julie Ward Howe in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday six years later... Read More

May is National Stroke Month: Knowing And Reducing Your Risks

— It’s important to know the risk factors of having a stroke, some of which can be preventable and controllable, and to recognize the symptoms, so that many of the serious side effects of stroke can be avoided. Blood Pressure: According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is the number one controllable risk factor... Read More

Five Choices to Create Happiness

— We have all met people who just seem to be happy most of the time. We tend to assume they are just naturally happy, or that they are the lucky people who have an easy life, or they had really loving parents. In reality, happy people are making specific choices regarding their thinking and behavior.... Read More

Earth Day

— Earth Day came about after six years of effort from then Senator Gaylord Nelson, who, back in the 1960s, had the foresight to look at the long term impact of pollution on the environment. He was instrumental in getting his message out to college students, who took this issue on with concern and enthusiasm for... Read More

18 Reasons to Volunteer Your Time

— April 15-22, 2018 is National Volunteer Week. Have you thought about the benefits you will get from volunteering? Consider these 18 reasons to volunteer some of your time: To make new friends To build personal and professional contacts To build your self-esteem and self-confidence To develop new job skills To make a difference in the... Read More

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

— Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them... Read More