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Tell A Fairy Tale Day

February 8, 2024 — Over the years, oral histories, myths, and legends have evolved to become known the world over as “fairy tales.” The origins of most fairy tales are rough around the edges, and would not be considered appropriate for children by today’s standards. Most of these stories would be more at home as ghost stories around a... Read More

National Cancer Prevention Month

February 8, 2024 — More than two-thirds of all new cancers are diagnosed among adults aged 60 years and older. Cancer is usually caused by many different factors over time. This means that even later in life, there will be opportunities to prevent or delay the onset of new cancers. Medical research suggests that we can do more as... Read More

Fun and Easy Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas

February 8, 2024 — Mardi Gras (February 13), French for “Fat Tuesday,” is a time for revelry, music, and indulgence. Embrace the festive spirit of Mardi Gras with family and friends with these simple celebration ideas: Decorate Masks: Host a mask-making craft project. Create masks from paper plates or cardboard. Use feathers, sequins, glitter, markers, and other craft supplies to... Read More

February is Heart Month: Reduce Your Risk For Heart Disease

February 7, 2024 — Several health conditions, your lifestyle, your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About half of all Americans (47%) have at least 1 of 3 key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, such... Read More

Lego Fun

January 5, 2024 — The word Lego is taken from the Dutch for “play well,” which is leg godt. The word is now synonymous to the whole world over for a toy which is well-recognized and loved by everyone. Many people own or have owned a bucket of Legos in their childhood, which is why many Lego collections are passed down... Read More

Short-Term Success Story

January 5, 2024 — Following my sister’s traumatic brain injury, the doctors told me that we had to find Rebecca a nursing and rehabilitation center. I had personally been told some horrible things about River Haven and initially said that I would absolutely not let her go there, but after asking tons of questions, I changed my mind and... Read More

Happy Activity Professionals Week January 21-27, 2024

January 5, 2024 — 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 21-27 is designated to recognize them for... Read More

Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

January 5, 2024 — 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, or holiday. The Red Cross Blood Donor app or RedCrossBlood.org is a great way to find a place to... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions Ideas for Seniors

January 4, 2024 — Resolutions are a fun way to kick off the New Year, but they can also provide a sense of purpose and motivation that can foster a positive outlook on life. Setting goals can help seniors stay engaged and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Don’t know where to begin? Here are six resolutions to get you started:... Read More

Candy Cane Day: December 26

December 7, 2023 — Candy Canes are Festive and Fun! Candy canes are a favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of edible and decorative uses! Plastic versions work great for décor purposes too and can be reused each year! Here are ten festive ways to use candy canes this season: Enjoy them as a... Read More