Rushmore Rebels

Rushmore Rebels

One of our residents, Eldon S., boasts a trip to remember with his wife Margaret. In June 1941, the young couple got hitched and drove off on their honeymoon, stopping in Bemidji, Minnesota before venturing to the Dakotas. While in the Black Hills, they stopped by the site of Mount Rushmore, which was in its... Read More
Learning the Rewards of Reading

Learning the Rewards of Reading

Reading expands the mind. Many people consider reading as one of the most satisfying pastimes. Reading is primarily a mental activity. We read with our mind and use our imagination to paint the setting of the book, while recreating the joy and pain that the main characters experience as the story unfolds. We bring into... Read More
Banana Split Day

Banana Split Day

When you think classic American dessert, the banana split would likely make the list! On August 25, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904, a 23-year-old David E. Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert traditionally includes a... Read More

National Senior Citizens Day

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day — a day to honor and show appreciation to our seniors. You can show your support by spending time with elderly family members or friends, or volunteering at a local retirement or assisted living center!
Watermelon: A Juicy, Fun Way to Take Your Vitamins

Watermelon: A Juicy, Fun Way to Take Your Vitamins

Watermelon is a fun, nutritious way to make sure you don’t get dehydrated: it consists of 92% water! A two-cup serving of watermelon is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and it provides 7% of the recommended daily value of potassium, with only 80 calories. Watermelon is fat-free and also contains fiber.... Read More
Walking Meditation: A Simple Way To Meditate Almost Any Time

Walking Meditation: A Simple Way To Meditate Almost Any Time

Most Westerners think of meditation as someone sitting down cross-legged with their eyes closed and probably chanting some kind of mantra over and over again, but that is only one of the ways that people can practice meditation. Meditating can also be performed standing up, lying down or walking. In walking meditation, the walking itself... Read More
A Letter from our Administrator

A Letter from our Administrator

With the summer temps finally here, we have been able to utilize our outdoor garden area for activities. The residents (and staff!!) are loving it! Our Activity Department has been amazing at setting up activities outdoors while still maintaining social distancing and using our masks. The biggest question we are asked daily is, “When can... Read More

Happy Birthday!

RESIDENTS Dawn C. 7-12 Ines S. 7-13 Mary V. 7-16 Janet Y. 7-26 Donna K. 7-28 STAFF Michelle H. 7-01 Cody H. 7-04 Jeff F . 7-09 Eric L. 7-11 Desiraye W. 7-12 Sue K. 7-13 Suzy K. 7-14 Nyssa G. 7-14 Penny A. 7-17 Leah B. 7-17 Betsy G. 7-26 Larissa F. 7-29
National Avocado Day

National Avocado Day

National Avocado Day is Wednesday, July 31, 2020. The consumption of avocados has doubled since 2005 and quadrupled since 2000. Avocados have heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins C, E and K. The ancient Aztecs used the fruit for skin masks, and the 20th century cosmetic industry uses them in creams, lotions and... Read More
Gorgeous Grandma Day

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More