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Halloween Crafts

— Ghostly Lollipops: If you are planning on handing out lollipops as part of your treats for trick-or-treating, you can decorate them. Cover the lollipop with a tissue, tying securely with a rubber band or piece of ribbon. Use a marker to draw eyes and mouth on your ghosts and they are ready to be given... Read More

October 26th is National Pumpkin Day

— Fall is here, and we’re ready for pumpkin everything! It’s the perfect time to indulge in pumpkin bars, pies, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta, roasted seeds, and oatmeal. On October 26th we celebrate our favorite spooky and silly decoration and food, the pumpkin! Is there anything pumpkins can’t do? White pumpkins are the newest fad in... Read More

October is Physical Therapy Month

— Physical Therapists work to restore mobility and promote independence. The goal is to move the patient toward greater independence and mobility, either unassisted or with assistive devices. The licensed physical therapist focuses on improvement, coordination, balance, strength and endurance.

October 16 is National Fossil Day

— How are fossils formed? For fossil formation to take place, a series of fortunate events must occur. If any part of the series is missing, we will never see the fossil! In fact, fossilization is a rare occurrence. Nature tends to lean toward recycling itself, which includes just about everything from plants and animals to rocks... Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness and Detection

— According to breastcancer.org, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects a significant population of American women. The good news is that, if detected early, breast cancer can often be successfully treated. Breast cancer occurs when cells in breasts called “tumors”... Read More

Fall Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

— Supplies needed: a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of the shortening with 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. (Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.) Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the... Read More

Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

— The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 23rd this year. What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words... Read More

September 21 is World Gratitude Day: The Gratitude Attitude

— Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. It may not look as good as money, a fancy car or the latest makeover – in fact, you can’t see it at all – but gratitude has more power to change your life than all these material things put together. The dictionary tells... Read More

September 14th is Live Creative Day: Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

— Keep an Idea Journal. Do this regularly, and you may often start having more ideas the moment you start to write. Allow yourself the freedom to think outside the box. Aim for Quantity. Generate lot of ideas for you to go through later. With a large list of ideas, you’ll have more options to choose... Read More

Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

— Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More