January 3, 2023 — Influenza (flu) and the common cold are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by influenza viruses only, whereas the common cold can be caused by a number of different viruses, including rhinoviruses, parainfluenza, and seasonal coronaviruses. Seasonal coronaviruses should not be confused with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... Read More
January 3, 2023 — During the month of January, we celebrate National “It’s Okay to be Different” Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon for people to feel self-conscious or insecure when it comes to things that set them apart from one another. No two people are the same. We all have different names, hobbies, skills, backgrounds and personalities, which are... Read More
January 3, 2023 — January 23-27 is National Activities Professional Week, where we recognize our Activity Directors who plan and schedule a variety of fun and engaging events, outings, activities and entertainment. Please take a moment during this week to let our Activities Professionals know how much we appreciate them!
January 3, 2023 — Please join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2023! This federal holiday celebrates the legacy and achievements of Dr. King, which include his role in nonviolent activism and protesting racial discrimination throughout the United States.
January 3, 2023 — Tired of too many jigsaw puzzles? Bored of binging television and movies? Don’t feel like reading, but still looking for something fun to do? Draw a Dinosaur Day on January 11 is a colossally creative way to chase away those winter blues. Grab some paper, pencils, markers, or crayons and have fun drawing the giant... Read More
January 3, 2023 — Do you enjoy learning and remembering facts and bits of information about a broad variety of topics? Is Jeopardy! one of your favorite game shows? Are your friends and family impressed by the amount of seemingly random knowledge you possess? If your answer is “yes” to any of the above, then National Trivia Day was... Read More
November 30, 2022 — Advanced: Cut out your favorite Christmas card images and mount them to wooden craft shapes (ornament, star, heart, diamond) with glue. For an older finish, varnish them, then drill a small hole at the top, and finally loop festive ribbons through to hang. Moderate: You can also cut out your favorite images from cards, use... Read More
November 30, 2022 — The poinsettia plant is a common sight during the holiday season, and for good reason! With its vibrant red and green leaves, it adds a festive touch to any holiday display. Over the past century, poinsettias have become the best-selling potted plant in North America. Due to their strong association with Christmas, approximately 70 million... Read More
November 30, 2022 — Start a holiday journal. Every evening, write down three things you noticed that day, things that connected you with the meanings of the holidays. Meet or talk with someone new. Do you know your neighbors? Talking to someone new can be daunting, but remember start with a smile. Don’t know where to begin? Ask them... Read More
November 30, 2022 — Sipping on a steaming mug of hot cocoa is a great way to warm up on a winter day. Beloved by adults and children alike, drinking hot cocoa evokes cozy feelings that are perfect for the holiday season, especially if you live in a cold climate! Our appetite for cocoa goes far back in human... Read More