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July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

— Our emotions are reflected in our body language, and our state of mind can change by changing our physical state. When we demonstrate a happy, engaging attitude, we help to improve the moods and relationships of those around us. By listening, we make the other person feel important. Are we always talking about our own... Read More

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

— Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

— When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: Five Ways To Protect Yourself From UV Rays

— Overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight (UV rays) is believed to be the dominant external factor in a person’s development of skin cancer. To protect yourself from UV rays, you may lower your risk for skin cancer by following these five steps: Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight during midday (generally from... Read More

Creating The All-American Hamburger

— Each year, Americans consume about 38 billion hamburgers. An enduring favorite, hamburgers are an iconic American food. But what do Americans define as the classic American hamburger? Despite the advent of gourmet hamburgers, 74 percent of Americans believe the cheeseburger best embodies the classic American hamburger. Here’s a recipe for creating a classic cheeseburger. Ingredients:... Read More

Craft Ideas for Independence Day

— Pinwheel – Nothing shouts “Happy 4th” like a pinwheel! To make them, simply fold a piece of paper into a star shape. You will want to create a center section that will allow you to place a push pin through it. Color the paper red, white and blue. You’ll need two squares to work with.... Read More

Have a Hassle-Free Summer!

— With summer already here, things can get a little bit hectic. Here are some tips to help make your summer a little less frenzied and a little bit safer. Keep a summer fun bag. Keep a bag well stocked with all the summer essentials, such as sunscreen, bug repellent, a water bottle, a mini first... Read More

Cataract Awareness Month: All About Cataracts

— The term cataracts refers to a clouding of the eye’s lens that is located behind the iris and pupil. This particular lens operates by focusing light on to the retina, much in the same way as a camera lens. The lens affected by cataracts is also involved in the eye’s focus. This lens consists of... Read More

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Barbecue

— From the familiar pastime’s origins to surprising tips and tactics, this list will provide you with all the information you need to wow your friends at the next barbecue! Barbecues originated from “pig-pickin’s,” feasts that were common in the southern United States prior to the Civil War. Whole pigs were cooked and eaten by the... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 17

— On Father’s Day, we celebrate the guys in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers to our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. A number of recently published studies call attention to the effects of good fathering. Men who play an active role in... Read More