Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

July 6, 2017 — Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30! Ingredients: Crust: 28 chocolate wafers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Filling: 32 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 5 large eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon... Read More

Three Ways To Drink More Water

July 6, 2017 — Water does wonders for your body and your brain. Water is known to cleanse your body of harmful chemicals through your intestines and also throughout your urine tract. Without proper water intake, our bodies break down very quickly, in a matter of days. Without food, however, some people can live for a week or two.... Read More

A Brief History of Cheesecake

July 6, 2017 — You’d have to search back pretty far to find a time when the Earth was without cheesecake. In fact, back in 776 BC, the Greeks are said to have served cheesecake to the athletes at the first Olympic games. The Romans soon caught on and spread the divine taste of cheesecake throughout Europe. From there... Read More

Preparing The Perfect Frank: July 19 is National Hot Dog Day

July 6, 2017 — Let’s be frank: Americans love hot dogs. In the U.S., people eat 70 franks on average each year. Although consumers do “relish” their dogs at certain events—baseball games, barbecues, and picnics—hot dogs are also a favorite dinnertime meal for families or a quick convenient snack on the go. Quite simply, hot dogs are a staple... Read More

The Oaks Success Story: Mr. F.

July 6, 2017 — What a wonderful story we have the opportunity to share with our friends and family. A previous resident at the Oaks, not only overcame the odds but beat them. Mr. F was admitted to our facility for Rehabilitation and skilled nursing care due to his current health status. When he was admitted to our facility... Read More

Fun Fruit Kabobs

June 7, 2017 — 1 apple 1 banana 1/3 cup red seedless grapes 1/3 cup green seedless grapes 2/3 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup dried coconut, shredded Utensils: knife 2 wooden skewer sticks large plate Directions: Prepare the fruit by washing the grapes, washing the apples and cutting them into small squares, peeling the bananas... Read More

Summer Memory Jars

June 7, 2017 — Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer. You will need a large clear glass jar... Read More

Success Story: Mr. F.

June 7, 2017 — Mr F. is our resident for the success story. He admitted to us on March 29, 2017. When he admitted he was total bed bound, not able to transfer or ambulate. In just a short month he has been able to transfer himself with minimal assistance & is able to ambulate 125 feet. Mr. F.... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

June 7, 2017 — As the Interim Administrator of this facility I want to ensure that all residents and families know that the door is always open for any concerns. I feel privileged to be here with the employees and residents as we move the facility forward. Any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.... Read More

June is Men’s Health Month

June 7, 2017 — There are common men’s health problems that are treatable if caught early enough, but can be permanently debilitating or even fatal if they are not detected until after symptoms make themselves known. Common issues of this type include heart disease, prostate problems, and hypertension. These are all potentially silent killers that can be prevented or... Read More