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Father’s Day: June 21

June 1, 2020 — On Sunday, June 21, say “Happy Father’s Day” to all of the fathers in your life! Thank you, fathers, for all of your loving support and silly dad jokes. While the origin of the term “dad joke” is unknown, dad jokes are easily identified as being overly-simplistic and intended to provoke an exasperated reaction. A... Read More

National Men’s Health Week

June 1, 2020 — The purpose of National Men’s Health Week (June 15-21) is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of physical and mental disease among men. It can sometimes be difficult to have your health checked routinely. According to CDC, women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual... Read More

Coping with Stress

June 1, 2020 — For many seniors across the country, the ongoing healthcare pandemic may be causing significant stress and anxiety. However, the first step in coping with these overwhelming and sometimes debilitating emotions is to recognize symptoms of stress, which may include one or more of the following: Fatigue Difficulty falling asleep Hot flashes or chills Shortness of... Read More

National Hydration Day

June 1, 2020 — On June 23 each year we celebrate National Hydration Day! National Hydration Day began in honor of football coach Victor Hawkins, who invented a hydrating mouthguard for his players to use while playing on the football field. Proper hydration is vital to living a long healthy life, but it’s often overlooked due to the regular... Read More

Virtual Museum Tours

June 1, 2020 — Whether you enjoy traveling or are looking for something new to do during at-home social distancing, now is the time to take a “staycation” with a virtual museum tour! Experience a variety of cultures, education, and exploration of science, history, anthropology, and art of all types, including architecture, clothing, sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media and... Read More

Eat Healthy to Help Reduce Anxiety

June 1, 2020 — Due to necessary lifestyle requirements resulting from ever-changing health and safety guidelines, many people across the country are having to deal with significant anxiety. Anxiety is a normal reaction to change and stress, but when anxiety becomes excessive or irrational, it can become disabling. At this time, people often turn to food for comfort, causing... Read More

National Nursing Assistants Week: June 18-24

June 1, 2020 — Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide compassionate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical and residential settings. They assist with everything from bathing and dressing to the basic activities of life. CNAs frequently go above and beyond their professional duties by being supportive, dependable and helpful to residents. Our CNAs have the unique opportunity to develop close... Read More

April Updates

May 7, 2020 — April had some challenges for the Activity Dept. We had to be very creative with our 1:1 room visits since group activities were suspended due to Covid-19. We still did a lot of our normal activities just on a much smaller scale. We did doorway bingo, exercise, doorway trivia, music and karaoke, crafts and lots... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

May 7, 2020 — May is upon us and we look forward to the warmer days, flowers and God willing FREEDOM. We are still prepared to do whatever it takes to keep our Shady Lawn family and community here safe. Social distancing is now the norm. Our staff follow every precaution we can to protect our residents. I look... Read More

Easter Visit

May 7, 2020 — We were so excited the Easter Bunny had done his research and came prepared for good hand hygiene and social distancing. He passed our screening with flying colors and delivered goodies to every resident. They were all thrilled to see him and everyone just loved his mask!