Victoria Day: Who Was Queen Victoria, Anyway?

Victoria Day is national Canadian holiday celebrated at the end of May in honor of Queen Victoria, ruler at the time of Canada’s independence on July 1, 1867. Queen Victoria ruled the monarchy of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 until her death in 1901 – the longest reign of any British monarch, and.. read more →

13 May 2015
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Mother’s Day: Ways to Celebrate When Mom Is No Longer With Us

At Rockaway Care Center, we have a variety of ages, backgrounds, and family statuses represented among our residents.  But one thing we all share is that we all have, or had, parents, and with Mother’s Day around the corner, Rockaway Care Center is gearing up for the celebrations. And yet, with so many adult residents, including.. read more →

06 May 2015
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Why Hydration is Crucial

Summer’s around the corner, and it’s just going to get hotter.  Maybe sweltering. This means one thing crucial: Drink. Then drink some more. With hotter weather, our bodies excrete more fluids through sweat. In addition, the air is often dry due to heavy sunshine, sequestering the surrounding dampness we might otherwise garner during colder months. .. read more →

30 Apr 2015
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The World of Whirlpool Therapy

Ah, a whirlpool. The body-size round bath that jets out fast-paced, hot, forceful, massaging jolts of water from several different points on its inner walls. Whirlpools provide luxury muscle relief and relaxation ecstacy, in spas worldwide, some gyms, and lucky homes as well. When you hear the term “whirlpool therapy,” it might sound redundant, because.. read more →

21 Apr 2015
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April 1st: A True Test

by Karyn K., Rockaway Care Center Contributing Writer The teacher called our 3rd-grade class together in seriousness, and told us all to sit quietly at our desks. She firmly announced she was about to hand out a surprise test that was going to “test our true knowledge.” We students were to take out only a.. read more →

30 Mar 2015
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March 17th: Maybe It’s Easy, Bein’ Green

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is the day that for some reason you’re supposed to wear a green item of clothing, otherwise you risk being pinched! Why is that? What is it about green that’s deemed so necessary to wear on St. Patrick’s Day? According to the Christian Science Monitor, the reason is as follows:.. read more →

16 Mar 2015
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Reawakening the Senses at Rockaway Care Center

As we age, our senses dull. Slowly but surely, we need large-print books to cope with our lessened eyesight, hearing aids for our diminished hearing, salt on everything to combat the tastelessness, and a reminder of what roses truly smell like. Even our sense of touch might go downhill. Even though we can’t fully turn.. read more →

09 Mar 2015
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Read Across America Day, March 2nd: Back to Books in Print

We were all raised on books. Our parents read to us, we read books throughout our school years, and many of us always had a book on hand to read during down times. Hold it in your hands, feel it, flip the pages in order, one by one. Tangible. Tactile. Sensory.  However, with digital “printing”.. read more →

02 Mar 2015
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Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day (Yes, It’s True)

Are you a chocolate lover? A peanut butter lover? How about a lover of the combination? Millions of Americans stand for the love of the peanut butter-chocolate combo, evidenced by the fact that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the best-selling candy brand in the United States with sales of over $2.6 billion annually (as of.. read more →

25 Feb 2015
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Infusion Therapy: Test Your Knowledge

Rockaway Care Center provides infusion therapy for our various therapy services, such as: antibiotic therapy; fluid hydration; electrolyte replacement; chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition, and pain management. But what exactly is infusion therapy? What is getting infused, how, and where? Well, infusion therapy is a medical term for “anything needing a needle or catheter to get.. read more →

17 Feb 2015
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