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Five Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

— ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. From November to the New Year, everyone seems to consume more food and drinks during the holiday season, so how do you stick to your healthy eating habits when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are five tips that can help: Holiday-Proof Your... Read More

Let Your Imagination Soar on Time Travel Day

— Imagine this holiday season you’re gifted a sleek, shiny time machine! December 8 is Time Travel Day and the possibilities are endless—visit people and places in the past, present and future. With a push of a button, you could meet Albert Einstein as he discovers the theory of relativity, or attend the coronation of Queen... Read More

Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday and a Warm Welcome!

— Happy Birthday to our Residents! Johnny B. 11/22 Mary O. 11/30 Happy Birthday to our Staff! Bernita 11/12 Amanda Thomas 11/17 Aaliyah Hampton 11/17 Candy 11/20 Shady Lawn would like to welcome our newest residents: Willie J. Norris M. Rozell B. Grace C

This Season a Flu Vaccine is More Important than Ever!

— Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are... Read More

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

— Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Here are some healthy ways you can deal with stress: ✍🏻 Creative writing is an excellent outlet for dealing with stress. Writing poetry or keeping a journal can provide a way to express your feelings so that you... Read More

Low, Moderate, and High-Risk Thanksgiving Activities

— Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together, however, travel may increase the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial,... Read More

Get Ready for Friendsgiving!

— Thanksgiving is for your family, “Friendsgiving” is for you friends! Keeping in contact with your friends can be tricking during the hustle of day-to-day, but don’t worry, you can make up for lost time with a proper Friendsgiving. The word Friendsgiving first appeared around 2007, as an informal large meal which featured a mishmash of... Read More

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November!

— Did you know? Native American Heritage Month and Native American Heritage Day (on the 27th) both fall in November. Today there are approximately 326 total reservations in the United States. Some of these reservations were originally remnants of native tribes’ lands, while others were created by the federal government for Native Americans who were forcibly... Read More

Take Care of Your Mental Health – World Mental Health Day: October 11

— Mental health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It may also affect how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices during an emergency. People with pre-existing mental health conditions or substance use disorders may be particularly vulnerable in an emergency. Mental health... Read More

Healthcare Food Service Week

— Food is one of the great unifiers of the human condition; we all need sustenance to survive. When we go out to eat, it is an indulgence to be able to relax while a chef skillfully prepares a meal just for us. As we age, we once again rely on others to help us with... Read More