COVID-19 vaccines are safe and will help stop the pandemic

Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe. These vaccines cannot give you COVID-19. Wearing masks and social distancing help... Read More
What makes the perfect grilled cheese?

What makes the perfect grilled cheese?

Grilled cheese has been a popular lunch choice for generations, and variations on this simple sandwich can be found depending on where you are in the world. While American or cheddar cheese are the popular choice for this treat in the United States, some parts of Europe prefer Swiss or Gouda cheese to fill their... Read More

National Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent— or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. These services may include: Offering seniors who are recovering from a stroke waysto resume independence Helping seniors recovering from injury to regain skills necessary to return home... Read More
Keep Stress to a Minimum

Keep Stress to a Minimum

Learning to cope with stress is important for all of us. Here are a few ways to relieve stress. Organize and clean your home and workspace. This is a great way to keep your life in order and lessen your stress and anxiety. Be responsible with your money. Start keeping careful track of where your... Read More
How to Train Your Memory by Playing Scrabble

How to Train Your Memory by Playing Scrabble

The mental workouts we receive from games such as Scrabble are effective tools in boosting the power of your brain. Besides being a game that requires strategy skills, Scrabble allows players with good memories to have a higher probability of winning the game. The key to receiving points and ultimately winning is to form words... Read More
Three Ways to Become a Super Person

Three Ways to Become a Super Person

There is a bit of a superhero in all of us. Sometimes, it takes an unexpected event to bring that hero out. And sometimes, all it takes is a courageous first step. Courage. No matter how we may try to avoid it, there comes a time when we, individually, must face our deepest fears. It... Read More
Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

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
Large Print Books Make Reading Easy

Large Print Books Make Reading Easy

There really is nothing quite like curling up with a fascinating book! For some people, however, reading is a bit more challenging because of vision difficulties. Large print books offer a fantastic solution. They can be read comfortably without having to worry about eye strain. Books that have a larger size font can allow some... Read More
March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More
Popular Flowers to Plant this Spring

Popular Flowers to Plant this Spring

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