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May 26: Senior Health & Fitness Day

— National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationwide health and fitness event for aging adults. May 26 recognizes the importance of regular physical activity, and highlights what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities. Seniors need regular exercise to maintain muscle tone, boost endurance and... Read More

Recognizing A Stroke

— A stroke happens when a blot clot occurs in an already narrowed blood vessel in the brain. Once that clot occurs, the brain will be deprived of blood and necessary oxygen, causing permanent brain damage to that area. People may have “mini strokes” in which they suffer from the same signs and symptoms but only... Read More

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

— April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which helps to increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects motor skills. Symptoms can include shaking, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking, with advanced stages usually involving dementia and memory impairment. There currently is no... Read More

Earth Day: Helping the Environment and Ourselves

— April 22 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, begun in 1970 and celebrated around the world. Earth Day reminds us of our personal and collective responsibility to preserve and protect our environment. For many the word “environment” means the natural world: the mountains, forests, rivers, oceans, animals, and the air around us. To others,... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Dear Friends and Families, March Madness– they call it that for a reason! The entire month was a whir! As we enter the spring season, I look back on March and think of our fun activities from celebrating National Oreo Cookie Day to a St. Paddy’s Day Wheelchair Parade to playing basketball and watching the... Read More

New Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19

— Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants emerge and persist. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect... Read More

March is Nutrition Month

— Good nutrition makes such an impact in our lives, which is why it is so important! By following these simple tips, good nutrition doesn’t have to be difficult. Your daily diet should include fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, dairy products, meats and other protein-rich foods. How large of a portion you should eat depends upon your caloric... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Dear Friends and Families, The month of February was active and included a huge super bowl party (socially distanced to the best of our abilities) and a Valentine’s Day celebration as well. I’m thankful to the staff who went out of their way to make the occasions festive! February also included our first COVID vaccinations... Read More

Eight Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

— 1. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. The CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a... Read More