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July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

Jun 29, 2018 — Our emotions are reflected in our body language, and our state of mind can change by changing our physical state. When we demonstrate a happy, engaging attitude, we help to improve the moods and relationships of those around us. By listening, we make the other person feel important. Are we always talking about our own... Read More

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

Jun 29, 2018 — Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Success Story: Thomas D.

Jun 29, 2018 — Meet Thomas D., our success story for this month. Thomas is an energetic young man of Orchid Heights community in Clermont. Thomas was enjoying a social outing in his community when he tripped over a friends walker and landed on his hip. “That’s when I fractured the ole hip”. Thomas came to our facility with... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

Jun 29, 2018 — When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: Five Ways To Protect Yourself From UV Rays

Jun 29, 2018 — Overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight (UV rays) is believed to be the dominant external factor in a person’s development of skin cancer. To protect yourself from UV rays, you may lower your risk for skin cancer by following these five steps: Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight during midday (generally from... Read More

The History of Fireworks

Jun 29, 2018 — The history of fireworks is as colorful as the flashes of light that they emit. China is recognized as the birthplace of fireworks; however, the exact date of its invention, as well as the discovery of gunpowder (an important element used in fireworks) is greatly debated by historians. Some say that it goes as far... Read More

Preventing Life-Threatening Dehydration

May 30, 2018 — Why does hydration matter? In older adults, adequate fluid consumption has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, better recoveries in orthopedic patients, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men and lower rates of fatal heart disease. Dehydration can often lead to adverse effects from medications, urinary tract and respiratory infections, delirium, renal failure, seizure,... Read More

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Barbecue

May 30, 2018 — From the familiar pastime’s origins to surprising tips and tactics, this list will provide you with all the information you need to wow your friends at the next barbecue! Barbecues originated from “pig-pickin’s,” feasts that were common in the southern United States prior to the Civil War. Whole pigs were cooked and eaten by the... Read More

Summer Tips For Men’s Skin Care

May 30, 2018 — Men’s skin can become oilier during the summer season. The reason for this is that the moisture in their skin rises along with the humidity. Since men have larger pores and their skin can be noticeably oilier than women, it’s important that they take care of their skin during the hot season. The following are... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 17

May 30, 2018 — On Father’s Day, we celebrate the guys in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers to our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. A number of recently published studies call attention to the effects of good fathering. Men who play an active role in... Read More

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