Perhaps a Jazz Singer: How Could We Be Wrong with Karaoke?

Ready to twist and shout? Raring to sing, sing a song – sing out loud – sing out strong? Yes, it’s Karaoke time.  Because the last week of April, is, you guessed it: Karaoke Week! Karaoke is for that singer in you that you just haven’t let out. Or maybe you used to sing, and.. read more →

23 Apr 2014
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A Cure for Combating April 15th Stress

The first half of April is notorious for its creeping stress of the impending “Ides of April” deadline – when Federal taxes are due. What can you do? It might be even more stressful if you’ve needed to hand over the care of your finances while at Rockaway Care Center because it’s imperative you feel.. read more →

08 Apr 2014
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The Apple A Day

Did you know that March 30th is National Doctor Day? This day is dedicated to appreciating the decade(s)-long trained medical professionals who help us with everything from the common cold to saving lives in an acute emergency.  We all visit doctors throughout our lives, and at Rockaway Care Center we are fortunate to have physicians.. read more →

27 Mar 2014
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Not Just St. Patty’s Day

On March 17th, Rockaway Care Center held an ice cream social in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Every American knows about St. Patrick’s Day, but what do we really know about the Irish, and specifically, about Irish immigration to the United States?  We tend to think of some association with the Potato Famine, but who.. read more →

20 Mar 2014
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Keeping the Flow: World Kidney Day is March 13th

Believe it or not, there is an entire day dedicated to kidneys, worldwide.  And for good reason.  One might ask not what do kidneys do for us, but rather, what do they NOT do? Here at Rockaway Care Center we encourage everyone to be concerned for their health in general, and specifically with regard to.. read more →

11 Mar 2014
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Half of the World: Women’s International Month

Women’s rights is one of the biggest topics of the last century.  To focus on women, March 8th was declared International Women’s Day, and the entire month of March is Women’s International Month. Here at Rockaway Care Center, our elder care residents are fortunate to have witnessed the many changes over the last few decades.. read more →

08 Mar 2014
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Why February is The Best Month for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and this year is its 50th year in a row.  Why February? Once you hear the answer it will seem obvious. See, for the first half of February, we’re surrounded by displays of hearts because of…you guessed it…Valentine’s Day.  Hearts meaning love. For everyone. Piggybacking on the emotional focus of.. read more →

25 Feb 2014
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Valentine’s Day: Play Cupid with A Random Act of Kindness

Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is February 14th, but did you know that three days later is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? This means that between February 14th and 17th, we’ve got a 3-day bridge for sharing the love. What could be better than harnessing the emphasis on loving relationships of Valentine’s Day, and.. read more →

12 Feb 2014
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Not Just His Game, Oh: Why Bingo Is Great for Your Health

When you think of the game “Bingo”, you think of it as a simple way to happily pass the time. Usually held in churches, community centers, retirement homes, or care centers such as Rockaway, Bingo often takes up a weekly, if not daily slot on the calendar of events. Bingo originated in 16th century Italy.. read more →

08 Feb 2014
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Hobbies Make Happiness: January is National Hobby Month

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month?  It’s no wonder: The likelihood of staying inside due to inclement weather – coupled with the emotional letdown after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations – means you need a focus on healthy pick-me-ups that keep you busy and happy.  Year round, Rockaway Care Center works hard.. read more →

26 Jan 2014
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