Just Because: Robin Williams and August 27th

On the 27th of August, at the cusp of summer vacations ending and the welcoming of the routines of autumn, comes a seemingly quirky day: Just Because Day (yes, really).  This day gives pause to a transition period when people are trying to get back on their feet, students exit camps and enter classes, and workers.. read more →

23 Aug 2014
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Let Us Break Bread Together: Family Meals Month

August is Family Meals Month. Did you know that family meal times tend to be more nutritious? According to Nemours, a children’s health system, eating together as a family leads to more conscious planning on the part of the parents, resulting in healthier choices placed on the table.  In addition, there’s the “social nutrition” aspect:.. read more →

14 Aug 2014
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National Eye Exam Month: You Can Make A Difference

Eyes, they say, are the window to the soul. Infants as young as a few weeks old start to make eye contact, and from there, bonding is largely facilitated by locking in the gaze of others.  As we grow, our sight serves as the strongest of our five senses, affecting everything from light and color.. read more →

07 Aug 2014
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That Multilayered Italian Delight

Lick your lips: July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Seriously.  A whole 24 hours dedicated to the scrumptious combo of pasta, soft cheese, sliced cheese, tomato sauce, and minced meat (debatably optional) main dish that has become as mainstay for Americans as the hotdog. Whether restaurant, pasta bar, or homemade, lasagna can be relied upon.. read more →

28 Jul 2014
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Flag Day, June 14th: The Symbolism & Code of the American Flag

We just commemorated Memorial Day a couple of weeks ago – American flags were flown in celebration. Just a couple of weeks prior, we had Armed Forces Day – US flags were an integral part of the ceremonies. Veterans Day’s in November initiates war veterans and many other Americans to hang the national flag on.. read more →

10 Jun 2014
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Make New Friends, and Keep the Old: National Best Friend Day June 8th

The term “best friend” is a label given for the person you consider the friend you can count on for anything, someone you absolutely love being with, no matter what you do together. “Best friend” is usually for girls – males might have a best friend who is male, but it’s too touchy-feely to actually.. read more →

06 Jun 2014
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Memorial Day Weekend: What It’s All About

Americans can be proud. Only about 400 years have passed since the first successful English colony was established in Jamestown, Virginia, and look at us now. Four centuries is a relatively short time, historically speaking, especially in comparison with the millennia of history in Asia, Arabia, Africa and Europe.  And yet it’s the US which.. read more →

26 May 2014
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Mental Health Awareness Month: Mind Your Health

The term “mental health” covers a broad spectrum. From one end, we have the cases of extreme mental illness, such as schizophrenia. On the other end, we have the more everyday mental health maintenance, such as just needing a power nap and a good sandwich to feel back on track. And everything in between. One.. read more →

22 May 2014
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Arthritis Awareness Month: Relief Via Diet & Exercise?

Arthritis is a common ailment for Rockaway Care Center residents, and it’s not only for those in their golden years. Arthritis can strike anyone, and therefore can be prevalent for residents seeking recovery for any ailment, no matter the stage of life. Whether rheumatic arthritis or osteoarthritis, the cause of the pain is the same:.. read more →

05 May 2014
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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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