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Success Story: Alex L.

— Alex came to Tarpon Point after suffering a debilitating stroke. He could not sit up, walk , could not speak or swallow. He had a feeding tube in his stomach for nutrition. Alex worked with the speech therapist on his communication and his swallowing. With the occupational therapist he regained self help skills.. Today, Alex... Read More

Keeping Your Mind Healthy

— Mental activity can keep your mind sharp. Review the following tips to help challenge your brain for continual growth: Learn to play a musical instrument Play scrabble or do crossword puzzles Interact with others Switch careers or start a new one Start a new hobby with crafts, painting, or woodworking Learn a foreign language Volunteer... Read More

Aging and Oral Health Basics

— As people age, there is a need to exert more effort in order to preserve those wonderful teeth for a lifetime. Every day we are confronted with lots of food and beverages to choose from that can be damaging to oral health, and there are medications as well that could pose damages to teeth surface... Read More

Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

— One of the legends of St. Patrick began hundreds of years ago when a boy in England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive, where he then found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear angels, and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— At Tarpon Point, we strive to surpass expectations of our residents, families, friends, and the community we serve. Our goal is to create a home-like environment based on patient-centered care, which will enable recuperation to the highest potential. Our community at Tarpon Point, encourages you and your family to be actively involved in the rehabilitation... Read More

Seuss-Inspired Recipes

— Green Eggs and Ham This has to be the most famous Dr. Seuss inspired dish. Scramble a few eggs, add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to the mixture and cook as usual. You can serve a warmed up slice of ham with it, and if you want to go all out, brush... Read More

Go Red For Women

— February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association’s signature women’s program, Go Red for Women, is designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and help improve the lives of women around the world. Learn more about how you can help raise awareness at www.goredforwomen.org.

Chocolate and Heart Health – Fact or Fallacy?

— Wouldn’t it be wonderful if chocolate and heart health went hand-in-hand? You might be surprised to find out that chocolate isn’t as bad as it was once thought. The fat content in chocolate, derived from cocoa butter contained in premium grade dark chocolate, is comprised of equal amounts of oleic acid (a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat... Read More

Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17

— Kindness is a generosity of spirit. It comes to life when we give of ourselves and our time to help others, without expecting anything in return. When you show kindness to someone, you bring out the best in yourself. Pay attention to the impact your behavior has on others, and notice your own feelings in... Read More

February 10th-16th is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week

— Cardiac rehabilitation is a medical program that helps patients deal with the aftermath of heart disease. It aims to assist with fast recovery and help them achieve previous levels of physical and mental health whenever possible. Cardiac rehabilitation also has the goal to maintain, if not improve, the patient’s present heart condition and to prevent... Read More