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Falls are not a normal part of aging— they can be prevented!

September 2, 2021 — 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

Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

September 2, 2021 — Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because 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

Respiratory Recovery Care Program

August 9, 2021 — River Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation is excited to announce the addition of our Respiratory Recovery Care Program to the services we now offer. The caring staff at River Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation offers individualized, patient-centered care through our Respiratory Recovery Care Program to patients who suffer from various debilitating respiratory illnesses. The Respiratory Recovery Care... Read More

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

August 9, 2021 — River Haven’s residents and staff cooled off on a hot July day with some yummy ice cream! Thank you to Paducah Bank and the WOW Van for providing the ice cream!

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day

August 9, 2021 — National Senior Citizens Day is a day to honor and show appreciation to our seniors. Write a letter, become pen pals, call/video chat or schedule a visit with elderly family members or friends to show your gratitude. Reminisce with them about their favorite childhood memories. Listen to their stories and recognize their accomplishments throughout their... Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 9, 2021 — This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases, like COVID-19, measles, whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia, among others through on-time vaccination. Throughout the month of August, you’re encouraged to talk to your physician, nurse, or... Read More

Several Ways to Improve Your Memory

August 9, 2021 — Getting plenty of exercise will help your memory. Exercise improves the blood flow throughout your body, including the brain. This can invigorate your mind and improve its ability to remember. Even a brief walk for ten minutes can increase your circulation. The fresh air wakes up the brain and keeps it alert, which improves its... Read More

Four Basic Rules for Effective Reading and Better Comprehension

August 9, 2021 — Try to read more and more. Remember the saying: Practice makes progress. Develop the habit of reading for main ideas. Know the main characters. Know how they help the plot or move along the story. Learn to read with focus and concentration. Think of what you are reading. Do not let your attention wander to... Read More

Why Do We Celebrate The 4th Of July?

July 2, 2021 — July 4, 1776 is the day that the colonies decided to declare themselves independent of Great Britain. By writing a very detailed decree, they decided that they no longer would need to be governed by the King of England, who had treated colonists unjustly in the years before. Today, we celebrate the fact that we... Read More

Memory Jars

July 2, 2021 — Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer. You will need a large clear glass jar... Read More