Jigsaw Puzzles: The Perfect Piece for a Cold Winter Day

Jigsaw Puzzles: The Perfect Piece for a Cold Winter Day

Jigsaw puzzles are as popular today as when they first were created—over two centuries ago! The first jigsaw puzzle was said to be made by a cartographer, who created a wooden map of multiple European countries and then cut it apart. Every year, millions of people spend countless hours working on puzzles and thrive on... Read More
Lego Fun

Lego Fun

The word Lego is taken from the Dutch for “play well,” or leg godt. Legos are now synonymous worldwide for a toy that many people love to play with – old, young, boy or girl. Most of us own or have owned a bucket of Legos in their childhood. There’s no denying the fun they... Read More
Happy Activity Professionals Week

Happy Activity Professionals Week

We owe a lot to our activities team for keeping our residents and families engaged, active, and safely participating in so many innovative ways. From crafts to bingo to seasonal fun, they have gone above and beyond to lift us all up with some great activities. Luckily, January 23–27 is designated to recognize them for... Read More
MLK Day

MLK Day

Each year, on the third Monday of January, we celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. This January 16, we honor his legacy and acknowledge his courage to stand up for equality and commitment to ending racial segregation in the United States. The concept of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday was... Read More
Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

The need for blood, plasma, and platelets donations are constant. Each day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations for patients at about 2,500 hospitals nationwide. This need doesn’t stop for the season, weather, holiday, or a pandemic. The Red Cross Blood Donor app or RedCrossBlood.org is a great way to find a... Read More
Keep It Simple: Resolutions for 2023

Keep It Simple: Resolutions for 2023

Most would agree that sticking to a New Years resolution can be a tricky task. The most popular resolutions, like more exercise, saving money, and eating healthy, are difficult to get excited about when you are burdened with everyday stressors. But don’t let this stop you from making efforts at self-improvement! Choose simple resolutions that... Read More
The Gift of Inner Peace and Less Stress

The Gift of Inner Peace and Less Stress

There is a great need for peace in the world today. We can sometimes be captivated by violent and negative events shown in the media, but how do these unsettling situations affect peace on a local or individual level? Do you need more peace in your life? Many people would answer – yes. Creating peace... Read More
Seven Ways To Reuse Holiday Wrapping Paper

Seven Ways To Reuse Holiday Wrapping Paper

Collage a 1.5″ x 8″ piece of cardboard with small pieces of wrapping paper to make a nice bookmark. Keep it yourself or give it to a loved one. Cut out snowmen, snowflakes, bells, or ornament shapes. Glue the shapes on cards. Add a string and hang them as seasonal decorations. Fold wrapping paper lengthwise.... Read More
December is Write a Friend Month

December is Write a Friend Month

Nothing is better than receiving a surprise letter in the mail! Whether it is an old friend, a family member, a soldier, or someone you have never met, receiving a personal correspondence can brighten up a winter day! The holidays are the perfect time to put pen to paper, and connect via written word with... Read More
The Gift of Sight Month

The Gift of Sight Month

During December it’s time to count our blessings and truly cherish the gift that is our sight. As we age, sight can become something of a difficulty, as our glasses become thicker with every new prescription, but what can we do about that? Gift of Sight Month was designed to help open our eyes to... Read More