Chess Throughout the Ages

Chess Throughout the Ages

Over the years, chess has spread throughout the world and enjoyed massive waves of popularity. While chess is thought to have originated as a war game, it was seen as a game of nobility and education in Europe in the 1500s. History has shown from actions in Europe around the year 1500 that chess had... Read More
Oh Great Pumpkin Day!

Oh Great Pumpkin Day!

Fall is here, and we’re ready for pumpkin everything! It’s the perfect time to indulge in pumpkin pies, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta, roasted seeds, and oatmeal. On October 26, we celebrate our favorite spooky and silly decoration and food, the pumpkin! Is there anything pumpkins can’t do? White pumpkins are the newest fad in pumpkin... Read More
October is Physical Therapy Month

October is Physical Therapy Month

The goal of physical therapy is to help individuals create a stronger, healthier future by equipping them with the strength and skills to manage and improve their condition and promote independence. Physical therapy benefits: Enhanced ability to walk Regain stamina Improved mobility Pain management Restoration of balance Enhanced ability to transfer Strengthen muscles
Train Your Brain Day on October 13

Train Your Brain Day on October 13

We always hear about the health benefits of adding physical exercise into our daily routine, but what about exercising our brains? Keep your mind sharp by challenging yourself with brain teasers, trivia, and trying new activities. Here are some suggestions for staying sharp, or training your brain to get even sharper! Play online or download... Read More
Mental Health Awareness and Prevention: World Mental Health Day is October 10

Mental Health Awareness and Prevention: World Mental Health Day is October 10

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor... Read More
Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

The meatless meal movement initially began during World War I when meat was scarce and was revitalized during WWII, so more meat could be allocated to the war effort. This meatless meal idea was once again revived in the early 2000s as “Meatless Mondays,” a health-focused marketing campaign for the USDA. On an individual level,... Read More
World Heart Day: September 29

World Heart Day: September 29

Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone, as most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

Fall Prevention

All adults, aged 65 and over, are at risk for a fall. There are simple things all seniors can do to keep from falling and to stay independent longer. Talk to your healthcare providers: Tell your physician, caregiver, or loved ones if you have fallen, if you feel unsteady when standing or walking, or if... Read More
Self-Improvement Month

Self-Improvement Month

September is the month for self-improvement. Self-improvement is the enhancement of a person’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s own efforts. It is a time to set new goals and make changes whether its physically, spiritually, or mentally. This process may help eliminate the negative things in your life that are holding you back. Some... Read More
A Note on Classical Music

A Note on Classical Music

The classical music era for the Western hemisphere extends from 1750 to 1830. The musicians most well-known for music from this era are Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. You may be familiar with other famous composers, such as Bach, Chopin, or Schubert, but they may have risen to fame in the renaissance, baroque, romantic, nationalistic or... Read More