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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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 On: How Social Workers Help Us

March is National Social Workers Month, which gives us the opportunity to focus on the many roles that social workers play, day in and day out, often without our being aware. Here is a broad look at the social worker reach throughout our society. Social work, a helping profession, has become so involved that an.. read more →

26 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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Top 3 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts for Rockaway Care Center Residents

Valentine’s Day can be potentially lonely for those in a recovery center or elderly care facility. At Rockaway Care Center, we try to make the day fun for all with a variety of activities. At the same time, visitors, and loved ones who live far away, often ask us what might be good Valentine’s Day.. read more →

12 Feb 2015
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Family Caregivers Need Breaks: The Rockaway Care Center Respite Program

-You deserve a break today, at McDonald’s. -Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that KitKat bar! -Calgon, take me away! The above ’80s ad campaign slogans might still ring in your head whenever the topic of needing a break comes up. Everyone needs breaks. That’s why recess.. read more →

02 Feb 2015
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When Bariatric Surgery Is the First Step

It’s happened to so many people you know – it may have even happened to you. Somehow, over the years, the weight kept creeping up, despite all efforts to lose it. Even when people lost weight, they’d gain it all back – and more. They tried every diet on the planet, but it was always.. read more →

26 Jan 2015
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Born in January? A Carnation for You

Perennial, prevalent, and pleasing – such are the lovely carnation flowers. Suitable for any occasion, carnations are often the default choice in a single flower or bouquet. And if you’re born in January, the carnation is your birth flower. Since it’s carnation month, we put together some trivia ins and outs about this flower. Winner.. read more →

20 Jan 2015
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