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 →

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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The Purpose of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities are similar to nursing homes. Yet a genuine skilled nursing facility provides medical services and expertise that can’t be found in traditional nursing homes. These services include skilled nursing care as well as rehabilitation services to care for the sick, disabled and injured. Skilled nursing facilities serve individuals of all ages. If.. read more →

10 Dec 2015
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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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Letter Writing Day: How Pen-to-Paper Helps Us

When we’re drawn to fill a page, we’re often surprised at what is summoned. Oftentimes, we don’t truly know our thoughts until we put language to them. – Mark Sisson, Health Advisor You might not expect a health advisor to encourage writing. You might think nutrition, exercise, and routine blood tests to monitor health. But writing?.. read more →

01 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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The Benefits of Face-to-Face Social Interactions

“Research has long supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communication with loved ones and friends plays in safeguarding people from depression,” notes lead author Dr. Alan Teo, assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University… read more →

23 Oct 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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