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National Stroke Month: Acting F.A.S.T. Is Key for Stroke

— Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients get the treatments they desperately need. The stroke treatments that work best are available only if the stroke is recognized and diagnosed within three hours of the first symptoms. Stroke patients may not be eligible for these if they don’t arrive at the hospital in time. If you think... Read More

Recognizing Our Amazing Nurses! National Nurses Week: May 6-12

— National Nurses Week is a wonderful opportunity to honor the “Mother of Nursing,” Florence Nightingale, and all the dedicated, compassionate nurses who have followed in her footsteps. Florence was a British citizen and social reformer. In 1854, she and a group of nurses provided care to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. After the war... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Let me begin by saying Shady Lawn is strong; our residents, our families and the staff are amazing. I know this past month and the month ahead are filled with uncertainty, but we will get through this together! Our community is blessed to have such caring hearts. Our residents are sequestered away to make every... Read More

Tell A Story Day is April 27 – Steps to Write Your Own Story

— Writing a story, whether a short story or a novel, is similar to building a house. You must first start with a foundation. This is, of course, the idea stage. What story do you want to tell? Once you have set up your foundation, you will need to draft an outline. Jot down your thoughts... Read More

What makes the perfect grilled cheese?

— Grilled cheese has been a popular lunch choice for generations, and variations on this simple sandwich can be found depending on where you are in the world. While American or cheddar cheese are the popular choice for this treat in the United States, some parts of Europe prefer Swiss or Gouda cheese to fill their... Read More

Three Ways to Become a Super Person

— Have you seen the billboard with Christopher Reeve with the caption “Superman” underneath it? You might remember him for his timeless portrayal of Superman, but did you know after a life-changing accident, he led a tireless crusade on behalf of the disabled? Here are some of the qualities that made him so strong on and... Read More

How to Train Your Memory by Playing Scrabble – Scrabble Day is April 13

— The mental workouts we receive from games such as Scrabble are effective tools in boosting the power of your brain. Besides being a game that requires strategy skills, Scrabble allows players with good memories to have a higher probability of winning the game. The key to receiving points and ultimately winning is to form words... Read More

Control Your Diabetes with these Tips

— Many seniors live with a health condition called diabetes. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type, but no matter what type you have, it causes the body to have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Use the suggestions below to help ease the struggle of living with diabetes. Quit smoking. Nicotine constricts your blood... Read More

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

— Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More