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Celebrating Centenarian Day – Sept 22

Aug 30, 2020 — Centenarians are people who have celebrated their 100th birthday. While in the past this accomplishment was very rare, you may be surprised to learn that recent 2019 estimates place approximately 72,000 centenarians in the United States alone! The youngest of the centenarians today were born just after the end of World War I and the... Read More

September is Healthy Aging Month: Easy Tips to Aging Gracefully

Aug 30, 2020 — Eating a nutritious diet is an essential component in healthy aging. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and fiber can help provide your body the fuel it needs. If you have problems with unsteadiness in walking due to aging, ask your doctor about applying for a handicap placard. This will allow you to park... Read More

September is Courtesy Month

Aug 30, 2020 — The Power of Courtesy and Kindness With so much uncertainty and division across world, it’s easy to lose sight of a very easy and obtainable mindset: be kind. Here’s a question: what if more people were “guilty” of random acts of kindness? Just simply being courteous and kind without gaining any benefit from the situation... Read More

Purple Heart Day – August 7

Aug 3, 2020 — Purple Heart Day – August 7 Most American adults have heard of the Purple Heart Award, or even know a veteran who has received it, but what is the origin of this distinguished honor? On August 7, 1782, President George Washington decided on a symbolic honor for three soldiers he originally called the “Badge of... Read More

Book Lovers Day is August 9

Aug 3, 2020 — August 9 is National Book Lovers Day. It’s an unofficial holiday recognized on a global scale. Its origins and creator remain unknown, but it’s a nice idea to put away our smart phones for a day and pick up a book. No matter what genre you prefer – romance, historical fiction, horror, fantasy, memoir or... Read More

August is Sandwich Month

Aug 3, 2020 — No matter how you slice it, everyone seems to have a favorite sandwich. In a month known for its “dog-days” and heat, a sandwich may provide just the meal you prefer. They’re low fuss, yet can be quick and nutritious, and most require no cooking. A sandwich by definition includes one or more pieces of... Read More

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Jul 3, 2020 — Slow the spread of germs and respiratory diseases like COVID-19: Wash your hands often Use soap when available or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands Avoid close contact Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people Do... Read More

July is Anti-Boredom Month

Jul 3, 2020 — Although many of us have spent the last couple months inside doing puzzles, coloring, and reading due to local shelter-in-place directives, July’s midday summer heat may continue to keep many of us cooling off inside. With so much time inside, some of us may be experiencing moments of boredom, but the good news is that... Read More

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Jul 3, 2020 — STAY COOL  Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place... Read More

July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

Jul 3, 2020 — As the saying goes, when you’re happy, the whole world smiles with you. This means when we’re outwardly happy, positive, and upbeat, we may 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 life, or do we... Read More

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