Seven Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle for World Heart Day Sept. 29

September 8, 2023 — Learn Your Health History: Know your risks and talk to your family and doctor about your health history and preventative care. Eat a Healthy Diet: Make healthy food choices like more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Eat less saturated fat, salt, and added sugar. Move More, Sit Less: Try to get... Read More

International Day of Peace: September 21

September 8, 2023 — Established by the United Nations, the International Day of Peace aims to promote a culture of non-violence and ceasefire. Nations and individuals are encouraged to resolve conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy. It serves as a platform for various peace initiatives, cooperation, understanding, and compassion among all people and countries. Peace Art and Crafts: Engage in art activities... Read More

Healthy Aging Month: Embracing Wellness & Vitality

September 8, 2023 — Healthy Aging Month serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and preventive measures that contribute to a fulfilling and vibrant life for seniors. Promoting Physical Well-Being: Healthy Aging Month focuses on encouraging seniors to prioritize their physical health. Engaging in regular exercise, such as walking or light strength training,... Read More

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day on Sept. 10

September 8, 2023 — Grandparents Day offers an opportunity for families to honor and appreciate the unique bond they share with their grandparents, and express gratitude for their unwavering support, guidance, and unconditional love throughout the years. This day serves as a reminder to spend quality time with grandparents and make memories that will be cherished for generations to come.... Read More

Medic Alert: Empowering Lives & Saving Time

August 5, 2023 — Medical emergencies can strike unexpectedly, so being prepared is of utmost importance. One key tool that has transformed emergency care is Medic Alert. Whether worn on a bracelet or necklace, the unmistakable emblem and powerful information database play a crucial role in providing a visual clue for healthcare professionals, first responders and bystanders when time... Read More

Seniors: A Wealth of Love, Wisdom, and Experience

August 5, 2023 — Senior Citizen Day, celebrated annually on August 21, is dedicated to honoring and appreciating the contributions of older adults. This day serves as a valuable reminder to acknowledge the wisdom, experience, and love that seniors share with us. It is also a great opportunity for community centers, senior living communities, and families to host intergenerational... Read More

World Honeybee Day: Save the Bees

August 5, 2023 — Every year on the third Saturday of August, the world comes together to celebrate World Honeybee Day. This special day recognizes the remarkable contribution of honeybees to our environment, food systems and overall well-being. Honeybees are not only responsible for producing honey, but also serve as essential pollinators for numerous flowering plants, including fruits, vegetables, nuts... Read More

August: Short-Term Success Stories

August 5, 2023 — Mr. B was admitted to Shady Lawn following a hospitalization due to a fall with resultant removal of artificial knee joint and infection. He was admitted to our facility with knee immobilizer and weight bearing as tolerated. Upon admission, he was dependent for hygiene tasks, bathing, transfer to standing positioning, and sliding board transfer to... Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 5, 2023 — Each year in the United States, the month of August is dedicated to National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The goal is to promote the value of vaccines and their positive impact on public health. By staying current with recommended immunizations, whether child or adult, people may help to protect themselves and prevent the transmission of... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 7, 2023 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More