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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Talk Nice: National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Fifteen years ago, they were creeping in. Now, they are ubiquitous. Cell phones are so common these days that they are like a bodily limb without which we feel disconnected from our personal and professional contacts. Pagers were one thing, but we couldn’t talk with them, and most people didn’t have one anyway. Nowadays it.. read more →

14 Jul 2015
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Electrolyte Replacement: Who Needs It, And How Is it Done?

Gatorade, anyone? We tend to think of Gatorade, like other energy drinks, as a healthy boost, kind of like the flip-side of caffeine.  In particular, we associate sports participation with the need for energy drinks.   Meaning anyone sweating profusely.  But the term “energy drink” is only partially about replacing energy – its main goal is.. read more →

09 Jul 2015
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July: National Anti-Boredom Month

Given that school’s out and parents are forced to scramble for camps, activities, workshops, and movie + ice cream dates in order to keep their kids busy (and out of their hair), it seems no surprise that July was chosen for National Anti-Boredom month. Inspired by Alan Caruba’s 1984 initiative, the Boring Institute, which categorized.. read more →

06 Jul 2015
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Insurance Awareness Day – June 28th

From the day of birth, most people are covered by at least one insurance policy. Health insurance is a requirement, and parents generally cover their own children until they are of age. In addition, there is life insurance, homeowners insurance, car insurance, travel insurance, key person business insurance, wedding insurance, and even obscure insurances such.. read more →

24 Jun 2015
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Write It Out: Wishing Fathers a Happy Father’s Day

At Rockaway Care Center, we host an annual Father’s Day Social. Our residents are fathers, grandfathers, and even the occasional great-grandfather, and all of us – residents, staff, and family members – enjoy the reason for the season of honoring dads of all ages. In case you’re fretting about that “perfect” gift for dad, you.. read more →

19 Jun 2015
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Do You Sew? They Ask, Particularly on June 11th. Here’s Why.

Did you grow up with a Singer in a corner of your home, where your mom would mend a rip, take in a dress, shorten a pant leg, darn a sock, or even be as bold as to add a ruffle to a sleeve end? Sewing machines have become necessities of life. If you don’t.. read more →

11 Jun 2015
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Let’s Talk, Let’s Eat: How Speech Therapists Help

At Rockaway Care Center, we have a variety of therapists on staff to assist in recovery and daily living. One particularly special role is that of our speech therapists. Based on their title, most people assume that speech therapists help people with difficulties speaking. While that is a major aspect of their job description, speech.. read more →

05 Jun 2015
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May 31st: Save Your Hearing Day

What did you say? Could you please repeat that? How many times have you found yourself saying this, especially as you age? Sometimes, we genuinely don’t understand someone, but other times, we simply don’t hear them well enough. Thankfully, even if our hearing has already dwindled, there are ways to prevent extensive hearing loss. With.. read more →

28 May 2015
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