Gardening Exercise Day

Gardening Exercise Day

Every year on June 6 is National Gardening Exercise Day! While gardening is usually thought of as a productive way to grow beautiful plants and obtain tasty fruits and vegetables, few gardeners have ever considered the exercise one can get in the process of gardening: There are holes to be dug Bags and pots to... Read More
National Iced Tea Day

National Iced Tea Day

On a hot summer day, a refreshing glass of iced tea cannot be beat! National Iced Tea Day is celebrated on June 10. Some people find it difficult to drink sufficient amounts of water daily, but caffeine-free iced tea might be the answer. Whether you enjoy sweet tea or unsweetened tea, swap your coffee for... Read More

Happy Father’s Day!

Be sure to take a moment on Sunday, June 19 to honor dads, foster fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and the other important male role models in your life. Let him know how much he means to you by calling, texting, or sharing photos on social media. Take him to dinner and spend the day together.... Read More
Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month

There are a variety of common men’s health problems which are treatable if caught early enough, but can be permanently debilitating or even fatal if they are not detected until after symptoms make themselves known. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancers, in American men. As Americans continue to live longer lives,... Read More
Keep Hydrated This Summer

Keep Hydrated This Summer

Our bodies constantly need water to survive, and good hydration means getting the right amount of water throughout each day. The U.S. National Academy of Medicine recommends around 12-16 cups of water per day for adults. In older adults, hydration has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men... Read More

Candy Month

Candy can be traced back to 2000 B.C. Egyptians created candy by combining honey with figs, nuts, dates and spices. Sugarcane was used by the Chinese to sweeten ginger, licorice root and nuts. National Candy Month was started by the National Confectioner’s Association as a brand new way to advance and promote candy, chocolate, gum... Read More
Honor & Remember: Monday, May 30

Honor & Remember: Monday, May 30

Take time this Memorial Day to visit, call, text, or video chat with a loved one who served, or a loved one who may have lost someone special that served. Ask them to share their stories and reminisce. Listen and learn from their history. Be sure to let them know how much they are appreciated.
Better Speech and Hearing Month

Better Speech and Hearing Month

Historically individuals with speech and language impairments have struggled to connect with others. Speech language pathology resources have surged in recent years, allowing people who need help to seek treatment much more easily without stigma. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) includes professionals such as speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech/ language/hearing scientists. Together ASHA founded Better... Read More
Senior Health & Fitness

Senior Health & Fitness

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationwide health and fitness event for aging adults. May 25 recognizes the importance of regular physical activity, and highlights what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities. Seniors need regular exercise to maintain muscle ton boost endurance and... Read More
Time to Eat Your Leafy Greens – It’s Salad Month!

Time to Eat Your Leafy Greens – It’s Salad Month!

Salads have been around since the Roman Empire made them popular. The word “salad” comes from the Latin word sal (meaning: salt) that was used to season leafy greens. Now salad is defined as a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with dressing and sometimes accompanied by other ingredients.... Read More