Cholesterol Education Month

September 1, 2017 — You’ll often hear cholesterol referred to as either good cholesterol or bad cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) carries cholesterol through the bloodstream, dropping it off where it’s needed for cell building and leaving behind any unused residue as plaque on the walls of the arteries. HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) picks up the cholesterol which has... Read More

The History of Grandparents Day

September 1, 2017 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 10, 2017, but do you know where the holiday originated from? Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother... Read More

Celebrating Labor Day

September 1, 2017 — The tradition of celebrating Labor Day as a national holiday is over one hundred years old. From its original conception as a labor union celebration, it has grown to be symbolic of the end of summer activities. It began in 1882 in New York as a parade by the Knights of Columbus to give credit... Read More

Watermelon: An Ingredient For Skin Care

July 27, 2017 — Watermelon is widely used as massage oil, baby oil, facials, face creams, salt scrubs, shower bath as well as hair oil: Works as a Exfoliate – Mash a cup of watermelon chunks and then apply this paste on your face. Find a place to relax for 10 minutes. Rinse it later. It is a process... Read More

Recipe for this Month: Barbecued Chicken

July 27, 2017 — Ingredients 2 fryer chickens (3 to 4 lbs) Salt and pepper Barbecue sauce 2 tbsp. canola oil 2 small onions, finely chopped 2 cups ketchup 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. water 1 tsp. ground mustard 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce Directions Sprinkle chicken pieces... Read More

Short Term Therapy Success!

July 27, 2017 — Mary F. was admitted to Christian Heights Nursing and Rehab Center on June 02, 2017. A customized rehabilitation program was implemented to address the functional deficits related to the diagnosis of BLE Cellulitis. After successfully completing the therapy program at Christian Heights, Mary F. was discharged to home on July 03, 2017 to her family.... Read More

Happy Birthday!

July 27, 2017 — Staff Stephanie Adams August 02 Leshia Manson August 29 Tammy Workman August 29 Residents Janet W. August 09 David F. August 17 A finger food luncheon was provided on June the 30th for the staff that had birthdays

August Dates to Remember:

July 27, 2017 — 08-02: Elder Abuse Lunch and Meeting on 08-03: Power Partners Meeting 08-15: Carriage Hall Assisted Living Presentation 08-16: Housing Authority Presentation 08-17: Senior Citizens Presentation 08-22: Westwood Assisted Living August 21st is the Eclipse and Hopkinsville is expected to have over 100,000 visitors for this event. New restaurants and shopping malls are opening up.  

Look and Feel Cool in Warm Weather

July 26, 2017 — The heat of the summer sun can make you uncomfortable. Here are some helpful tips to dress cool and feel cool in warm summer weather. Select natural fiber fabrics like linen and cotton as these fabrics are good at moisture absorption and are breathable. Avoid fabrics that trap heat, such as polyester and nylon. Avoid... Read More