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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What Are Your Dreams? Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

“I have a dream.” Those four words are likely some of the most oft-repeated in American culture. Quoting Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech in front of Washington, DC’s Lincoln Memorial in August, 1963, the words “I have a dream” ring true for anyone.  The oration was brilliant because the phrase “I have a dream”, repeated.. read more →

20 Jan 2014
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What’s in a Color: National Blood Donor Month

The prominently displayed color red during December is equated with rich holiday spirit, its hues associated with Santa Claus, Christmas stockings, Christmas tree decor, and gift wrap bows.  In December, it seems as if red is everywhere. A different use of the color red occurs during January, a month whose feel, in contrast, is associated.. read more →

Residents’ Resolutions

Awesome. You’re living in a well-run care center. There are plenty of sessions for your rehabilitation and health upkeep, as well as all kinds of engaging activities, from arts and crafts to movies to sing-alongs. (Not to mention hot, varied, tasty meals.) All in all, you’re taken care of.  And, more to the point, you.. read more →

A Dance of Smiles: The Annual Winter Ball

Two days before Christmas this year, we held our annual Rockaway Care Center Winter Ball. If there’s anything that was prevalent, it was smiles. Warm, cherishing, appreciative, happy smiles. The kind of smiles you think of for holiday season. A veritable reunion, the Winter Ball is a yearly gathering of past and present residents and.. read more →