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Fall Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

— Supplies needed: a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of the shortening with 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. (Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.) Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the... Read More

Tips to Slow the Aging Process

— Celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September by trying the tips below, which may help you age slower and improve your quality of life. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drink lots of fluids to maintain healthy skin and flush out waste. Exercise every day. Exercise improves... Read More

Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

— The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 23rd this year. What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words... Read More

September Chef Select: Italian Night

— Appetizer: Caesar Salad Entree: Homemade Meatballs with Mama’s Spaghetti Sauce Herbed Fresh Cut Green Beans Spaghetti Noodles Dinner Roll Dessert: Tiramisu with milk, coffee, or hot tea

The History of Grandparents Day

— National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, 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

Flowers – One of Life’s Small Pleasures

— Everyone loves to get flowers – they’re a great gift that you can put on display in your house, reminding you for a week or so of the person who gave them to you. More than that, they can be beautiful things in themselves, even if you buy them for yourself. Today you can order... Read More

Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

— Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More

National I Love My Feet Day! is August 17th

— A national holiday to celebrate feet might seem like a stinker at first, but on August 17th let’s all remove our socks and shoes anyway, and contemplate all our feet do for us. From faithfully helping us move about our day-to-day life, to dancing, running, and swimming, our feet are there with us every step... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

— Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More

August 7th is Lighthouse Day – A Part of Our Past, Present, and Future

— Why are so many people drawn to lighthouses? Maybe it is because lighthouses are found in some of the most beautiful places on earth. To some, lighthouses appeal to their nostalgic or artistic senses since lighthouses are some of the most historical structures to be found in the United States today. It may also be... Read More