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March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

— As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

Most Popular Flowers to Plant on March 12: Plant A Flower Day

— Cosmos – These flowers have the ability to grow anywhere from 12 inches to 4 feet tall. Cosmos are perfect for cutting gardens and are often picked out of gardens and used in flower arrangements. Marigold – Marigolds can be found in yellow, orange, red or a combination of all colors. This type of flower... Read More

Long-Term Care Administrators Week

— Join us in celebrating LTC Administrators Week from March 9-13, 2020! The administrator of a long-term care facility has many roles. Their primary duty is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, which can include: Supervising Resident Care The administrator works closely with the Director of Nursing and the nursing/clinical staff to ensure all... Read More

Valentine Games

— Famous Couples. Divide into two teams and give each a buzzer or similar type item. Announce the first half of the famous pair. You might say, “Romeo” and if one of the teams knows the match is “Juliet,” they will buzz in with their answer. Whoever has the most points wins! Several examples to get... Read More

Exercise and Heart Health

— If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk of developing heart disease, regular exercise is essential for the health of your heart, body and mind. In fact, aerobic exercise and heart health really do go hand-in-hand. Before jumping into your gym shoes, however, talk to your doctor about your desires and objectives.... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

— While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More

Send a Card to a Friend Day: February 7

— There is something special about a greeting card that nothing else can touch. They are lasting reminders of the relationships in your life, and there may be no better way to remember how much someone loved you and how much they meant to you. The best thing about the greeting card is that you can... Read More

On Feb. 9, National Pizza Day, Where Do Your Pizza Toppings Belong?

— In the pizza industry, there has been many a conflict over how to make the best pizza. It is debatable that toppings under the sauce taste and look better or worse than toppings above the sauce and cheese. Chicago-style pizza goes against the traditional grain of most of the other pizza recipes in the U.S.... 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

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

— Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More