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Bite Sized History – Chewing Gum: Bubblegum Day is February 7th

— Thomas Adams, often referred to as “The Father of Gum,” is said to have first tried to mix chicle (a natural gum base that had been chewed in Mexico for generations) with rubber to create a cheaper product for carriage wheels. After experimenting without success, it’s believed he overheard a little girl ordering chewing gum... Read More

Indoor Winter Fun

— Tell the cold weather to take a hike, and get ready to have some fun! Winter Beach Party – Bring that fun-in-the-sun feeling into your home with a winter beach bash. Spread beach towels on the living room floor; wear your swimsuit and a pair of flippers (why not?); feast on hot dogs; make castles... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma: A Brief Overview

— Glaucoma is not a single disease, but a group of diseases that gradually steal eyesight without warning and oftentimes without any prior symptoms. The loss of vision occurs due to damage to the optic nerve. There are many forms of glaucoma, however, two are most prominent. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common... Read More

How to Create the Perfect Story with Simple Scrapbook Journaling

— Scrapbook journaling is the inscription that goes with pictures in a scrapbook compilation. There are a variety of ways to create scrapbook journals, which include story-telling, script-writing, or use of fictional stories. The most typical way of scrapbook journaling is by writing the notes or comments by hand, but if your penmanship is hard to... Read More

Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

— Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your... Read More

Reduce Stress with More Vitamin C

— It’s all too easy to feel that you need to reach for the medicine cupboard when stress causes headaches and fatigue. Research shows that vitamin C is a healthy alternative to combat stress and may also have latent benefits such as preventing colds. Vitamin C may reduce both the physical and psychological effects suffered by... Read More

Winter Sniffles: Allergies or the Common Cold?

— The cold days of winter bring most of us indoors for the year – and then the sniffles start up. Symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and sore throat are common during the winter months. These unpleasant symptoms can be evidence of a winter cold, but they can also mean indoor allergies. What are the causes of... Read More

Trick or Treat!

— Our residents and staff alike had a great time welcoming all the little trick or treaters that came by on Halloween this year!

WKDZ Pink Out

— Even though it was a rainy afternoon, we were thrilled to participate in the annual WKDZ Pink Out supporting breast cancer research and survivors.

Letter from the Administrator

— Another year on its way out! What a year it has been! We have had and are going through many changes. December is going to be a very busy month for us here at Shady Lawn. I would like for everyone to come see our new Nurses Station that will be installed on Dec. 4th.... Read More