Happy National Coloring Book Day!

Everybody loves coloring! Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but over the years adults have gotten more and more involved. Adult coloring is now a huge trend and many are finding that it is not only fun but also a great way to reduce stress and spend time with friends —.. read more →

02 Aug 2017
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Great Gift Idea for a Senior in your Life

There’s always a good excuse to bring a loved one a gift!  The best gifts are those that show you are thinking about the other person and enjoy spending time together.  Surprising as it may sound, Lego sets can be an excellent choice when looking for something special for a senior in your life especially.. read more →

31 Jan 2017
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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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Giving up car keys can be very difficult, but…

Inevitably at a certain point, a person (or their loved ones) needs to make the difficult decision that the time has come to stop driving. Giving up car keys can be very difficult, so the decision should be taken very seriously. Here are a few signs that you’re ready to pull over – for good… read more →

24 Aug 2016
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Seven Ways to Help Someone Transition to Assisted Living

Transitions are always difficult, permanent ones later in life are particularly challenging.  Here are a few tips to make thing a bit smoother. Familiarize the room Setup the new room with familiar items like pictures, albums or plants basically anything they are used to from their previous home.  These small touches can make a strange.. read more →

25 Jul 2016
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Snacks for Seniors

Healthy snacks are a great way to combat low sugar levels, and maintain energy throughout the day. Here are a number of ways that munching can enhance your day. Scroll down for some easy snack suggestions and bon appétit. Socializing – people love gathering around food. A nice spread of fresh fruit, vegetables, and warm.. read more →

23 Jun 2016
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Happy Residents Bring Music to our Ears

Recent studies have shown many benefits of music participation for senior citizens. It can have a dramatic effect on overall quality of life of older adults. Here are just some wonderful effects of playing and /or listening to music in the golden years. Wellbeing Musical participation has been linked to an overall sense of physical.. read more →

16 Jun 2016
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Fishy News About Brain Health

At Rockaway Care Center we strive to serve residents and healthy and tasty menu. Recent studies have shown that older adults at risk for dementia may benefit from eating fish. A group of 544 senior citizens in Chicago were studied from 2004-2013. Those who said that they ate fish one or more times a week.. read more →

01 Jun 2016
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The Many Benefits of Knitting

There is a resurgence of knitting and other needle crafting activities going on in America right now. Our residents are not alone in picking up the needle and wool – in fact The Craft Yarn Council reports that a third of women ages 25-35 now knit or crochet. Even men and school children are getting.. read more →

24 May 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 →