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May 12: Mother’s Day

— Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Stress Management Tips

— Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

— Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

The Origins of Easter

— The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

— Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the 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 their clients to... Read More

Jokes, The World’s Best Medicine

— What were the last jokes that made you roll around on the floor because you were laughing so hard? Was it on a TV show, or part of a stand-up comedy routine, or part of a recent lecture? In any event, do you remember how it made you feel? It’s likely that joke probably made... Read More

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