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May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May 5, 2019 — Blood pressure can damage the heart, kidney, and brain without showing obvious symptoms. To combat its effects, it is important to know what your healthy blood pressure goal should be. What can you do to reduce blood pressure? Exercise. Exercise such as walking, lifting light weights, and simple workouts may reduce blood pressure. Lose weight.... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

May 5, 2019 — National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More

May 21- National Red Cross Founder’s Day

May 5, 2019 — Clara Barton created the Red Cross in 1881. She was inspired to bring the Red Cross to America after working for the International Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian war. She believed that being near the battle was the best way to help soldiers. Her bravery and kindness earned her the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield.”... Read More

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May 5, 2019 — Arthritis is a common ailment that affects nearly 54 million people in the United States. There are two common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage. It usually affects hips, knees, feet, and spine. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to mistake a person’s... Read More

May 12: Mother’s Day

May 5, 2019 — Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Volunteering For A Charity

April 7, 2019 — If you want to help a charity and interested in doing something more than making a financial donation, why not consider volunteering? When choosing a charity, there are a few basic factors to consider. The charity you choose to volunteer for will determine which activities you will do. Think about what you can offer the... Read More

Stress Management Tips

April 7, 2019 — Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More

The Origins of Easter

April 7, 2019 — The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

April 7, 2019 — What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More

Success Story: Mr. Eddie F.

April 7, 2019 — Mr. Eddie F. was using a wheelchair for 2 years to transport due to his weakness. He came here to the oaks in November of 2018 for therapy and worked very hard for him to get stronger and is now walking all over. He loves the staff here and enjoys to play dominoes with others.... Read More