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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Happy Bad Poetry Day

In order to recognize and avoid bad poetry we need to first read and appreciate good poetry. For those already familiar with the beauty of poetry as well as the mental and health benefits associated, we recommend that you pick up your favorite collection and dive right in. For those who have yet to experience.. read more →

18 Aug 2015
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Video: Lydia Shares Gardening Tips

Looking for a rewarding and therapeutic hobby? Need some inspiration getting your garden looking great for summer? Want to rebound from a rough New York winter on the Rockaway Peninsula? Take a few minutes and let Lydia inspire you with her tips. read more →

05 Aug 2015
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for…National Ice Cream Month!

Talk about relief. It’s July, that mid-month of summer when it’s already too sweltering to be outside, but it’s unrealistic to expect that every single moment can be spent indoors with blasting A/C. So what do you do? Scream? Well that wouldn’t be so effective as a cooling technique. But scream for, and then purchase.. read more →

23 Jul 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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