Summer Has Arrived – What Does It Mean?

We’ve just passed the summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest height as seen from our northern hemisphere, officially welcoming in the quarter of the year we call summer. In the US and most of the western world, summer solstice passes without much ado. To be sure, pockets of celebrants do mark it with.. read more →

23 Jun 2017
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Father’s Day: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Instead of the flowers, here come the neckties. Gone are the pastels, in come the brown hues.  Brunch to celebrate? Well, yes, that’s the same. Last month we had Mother’s Day, this month it’s Father’s Day. Following Anna Jarvis’s successful campaign in 1908 to initiate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day started about seven years later in.. read more →

09 Jun 2017
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Tradition Evolved: The History of Mother’s Day

Ah, Mother’s Day.  The cards, the flowers, the smiles, the gratitude.  The leisurely  brunches and outdoor strolls in the sunshine – spring is blossoming just like you did before your mother’s eyes, all those years she raised you. Yes, motherhood is the hardest job due to its never-endingness and emotional weight, and Mother’s Day is.. read more →

11 May 2017
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Smartphones for Seniors

In the past it was assumed that most older adults primarily used cell phones for security, but times are changing.  Recent studies suggest that more and more seniors are also interested in using smartphones for watching videos and keeping in touch with friends and family. In order to asses what an older person should look.. read more →

22 Nov 2016
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Changing Seasons

As fall approaches, it’s time to get ready for a new season. The change in season can be a lot fun but it can also bring about a shift in moods. Seniors should make sure to get as much sunlight as possible. It can be difficult to spend hours outdoors as the weather cools but.. read more →

28 Sep 2016
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10 Amazing Benefits of Proper Hydration

As the temperature is finally rising, we’d like to remind our dear residents how important it is to stay hydrated. Without sugar, chemicals or caffeine – pure water is simply the best drink. Here are 10 amazing benefits of proper hydration. Drink up! Energy – water is one of the most significant sources of energy… read more →

Happy Birthday to… The Hershey Company!

Today, 122 years ago (1894), what we know as The Hershey Company was founded by Milton S. Hershey. Here is some interesting history from WikiPedia: After completing an apprenticeship to a confectioner in 1873, Hershey founded a candy shop in Philadelphia. This candy shop was only open for six years, after which Hershey apprenticed with another confectioner in Denver,.. read more →

09 Feb 2016
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Immigrant Identity: Hanukah In America

Living in New York City, you’re likely aware that our area has a substantial Jewish population. Between the end of the 1800’s, through the early 1920’s, about two million Jews came through Ellis Island from Eastern Europe. Most were escaping worsening antisemitism in Russia and Poland – pogroms were rampant.  The push to leave, in.. read more →

08 Dec 2015
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Surprise! Giving Thanks Improves Your Health – Here Are 5 Ways

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and its main focus is on giving gratitude for all we have.  Of course the other focus is on the food, glorious food. While it’s a good thing that the high-fat, high-calorie, high-cholesterol, high-sugar menu of Thanksgiving is limited to once a year, surprisingly, the reason behind commemorating the holiday.. read more →

24 Nov 2015
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Ventilators: Who Needs Them, And How Do They Work?

Breathing is one of the unique functions of our body in that it functions automatically, yet can be controlled by us. We can learn how to breathe deeper; we can hold our breath; we can speed up our breath.  But that’s only if we are healthy enough to allow such control. What about the many.. read more →

01 Sep 2015
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