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Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14: A Fun (but Cheesy) Origin Story

— Although Americans love macaroni-and-cheese, it might have been an Italian creation dating to the late 13th century. The first Italian recipe called for fermented dough cut in two-inch squares, cooked and tossed with grated cheese – likely Parmesan. Thomas Jefferson brought a similar recipe to his home in Virginia after traveling to France and Italy... Read More

July 1: US Postage Stamp Day

— The US postage stamps share and showcase as much history as the nation itself. As such, the stamp collectors are offered a huge selection of models and designs to choose from. It’s what makes stamp collecting an interesting and challenging hobby. It was in the 1920s when stamp collecting became so widespread. In the same... Read More

June 27- Sunglasses Day

— In the summer months, we pull out our sunglasses to protect our eyes from those harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, sunglasses didn’t begin their life to protect us from UV rays. Early “sunglasses” were nothing more than polished gems. Nero, a Roman emperor, watched gladiator fights through these gems. Early models of sunglasses can be... Read More

June is National Brain Health Month

— As our body ages, so does our brain. By taking care of your brain, you may be able to decrease your chances of developing dementia-related diseases. Many over-the-counter supplements are fortified with zinc, magnesium, folic acid (a type of B vitamin) and other essential nutrients for the brain. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which can... Read More

Nursing Appreciation Week and National Nursing Home Week

— May 6-10 we combined Nursing Appreciation Week and National Nursing Home Week with fun filled activities every day for our employees. We wanted to show our appreciation to all our employees for all the hard work they do throughout the year. Gift bags filled with blankets, socks, t-shirts and all kinds of goodies were given... Read More

June 16: Father’s Day

— Celebrate dads, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. Studies show that men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral, and social, even when those men don’t live in the same home as their children. This Father’s Day,... Read More

June 10 is Iced Tea Day

— There is nothing like a cold drink on a hot day. For about 2 billion people, iced tea is their drink of choice. Tea is a very versatile drink, being able to be served hot and cold. It’s also healthy for you as well! Tea is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants rid your body of harmful... Read More

Letter from the Team Tarpon

— Happy Spring Everyone, We started out the first day of spring on March 20, with our Spring Carnival for our Residents, Employees and their families. It was a beautiful sunny day hosting the Spring Carnival with a Barbecue, Snow Cone Machine, Popcorn Machine, Carnival Games and a Petting Zoo that featured Alpacas, Llamas and Baby... Read More

National Stroke Month

— How can you determine if you are having a stroke? A stroke may cause numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. If it’s hard for you to smile, a stroke may be occurring. Strokes may cause incoherent speech or slurred speech Strokes may cause paralysis. If you are unable to raise... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

— National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More