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Overcome Your Winter Blues

— Did you know… 50 to 60 percent of Americans are affected by winter blues? This loss of happiness is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that can be attributes to the shift in attitude that may include restlessness, insomnia, weight gain, and sadness. Here are a few things... Read More

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

Activity Highlights

— The folks at Madison had a great time celebrating the beginning of fall with a special pumpkin delivery! Rolling Acres donated a truck full of pumpkins for our residents to enjoy. They got pretty creative using some fun pumpkin decorating kits to really spruce up their pumpkins! This past month we celebrated some pretty important... Read More

Take Your Pick– of all things Pickle!

— The word “pickle” comes from the German word pόkel, meaning salt or brine, which are two very important parts in the pickling process. Pickling dates back centuries and it has remained a steadfast method of preserving foods over a long period of time. Early settlers used this process to preserve foods, especially over the winter... Read More

Gratitude Pie Craft

— Supplies Paper plate Construction paper Markers Scissors 1 round fastener Instructions Cut a circle from the construction paper that is 1 ½ inches smaller than the paper plate. Decorate this circle as your favorite pie. Be creative! Cut a slice from this pie paper. Attach your “pie” to the plate with the fastener in the... Read More

Take Time To Get A Flu Vaccine

— Flu vaccines help to reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths on the health care system each year. This season, all flu vaccines will be designed to protect against the four flu viruses that research indicates will be most common. Vaccination of people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications is especially... Read More

All About Diabetes

— Diabetes affects how the body handles carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and it can cause high blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which can depend on your eating habits. Diabetes is the number one cause of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This disease is a condition... Read More

Caring for Yourself When Caring for Another: Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

— You are a caregiver if you care for someone who needs help. Caregiving can be difficult despite the great sense of reward you may feel. To continue being a good caregiver, you need to take care of yourself. One way to do that is to make sure you have consistent breaks from your caregiving responsibilities,... Read More

Train Your Brain Day on October 13

— We always hear about the health benefits of adding physical exercise into our daily routine, but what about exercising our brains? Keep your mind sharp by challenging yourself with brainteasers, trying new activities, and trivia. Here are some suggestions for staying sharp, or training your brain to get even sharper! Play online or download apps... Read More

Wear Something Gaudy!

— Wear Something Gaudy Day was born in the 1970s when television’s Three’s Company character Larry Dallas (played by actor Richard Kline) displayed an excellent example of flashy, eccentric, over-the-top fashions. During the show’s run, Larry continued to wear zany, clashing colors, and outlandish outfits, creating a one-of-a-kind fashion icon! Another standout gaudy outfit from the... Read More