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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Chronic Pain Management: Does Relaxation Work?

Pain. Our goal is to make it go away, now and forever. However, some pain is not acute, nor does it go away quickly. Rather, many people suffer from sub-acute or chronic pain, and therefore need ongoing solutions. At Rockaway Care Center, subacute rehabilitiation care services include pain management. What can be done? Pain can.. read more →

21 May 2015
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Victoria Day: Who Was Queen Victoria, Anyway?

Victoria Day is national Canadian holiday celebrated at the end of May in honor of Queen Victoria, ruler at the time of Canada’s independence on July 1, 1867. Queen Victoria ruled the monarchy of the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1837 until her death in 1901 – the longest reign of any British monarch, and.. read more →

13 May 2015
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Mother’s Day: Ways to Celebrate When Mom Is No Longer With Us

At Rockaway Care Center, we have a variety of ages, backgrounds, and family statuses represented among our residents.  But one thing we all share is that we all have, or had, parents, and with Mother’s Day around the corner, Rockaway Care Center is gearing up for the celebrations. And yet, with so many adult residents, including.. read more →

06 May 2015
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Why Hydration is Crucial

Summer’s around the corner, and it’s just going to get hotter.  Maybe sweltering. This means one thing crucial: Drink. Then drink some more. With hotter weather, our bodies excrete more fluids through sweat. In addition, the air is often dry due to heavy sunshine, sequestering the surrounding dampness we might otherwise garner during colder months. .. read more →

30 Apr 2015
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The World of Whirlpool Therapy

Ah, a whirlpool. The body-size round bath that jets out fast-paced, hot, forceful, massaging jolts of water from several different points on its inner walls. Whirlpools provide luxury muscle relief and relaxation ecstacy, in spas worldwide, some gyms, and lucky homes as well. When you hear the term “whirlpool therapy,” it might sound redundant, because.. read more →

21 Apr 2015
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Stress Awareness Day, Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month, with a focused National Stress Awareness Day is on April 16th. The day after federal taxes are due. Coincidence? We think not – begging the question about whether it’s less stressful to have finished taxes the day before, or more stressful once you know what you owe. Aside from.. read more →

15 Apr 2015
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April 1st: A True Test

by Karyn K., Rockaway Care Center Contributing Writer The teacher called our 3rd-grade class together in seriousness, and told us all to sit quietly at our desks. She firmly announced she was about to hand out a surprise test that was going to “test our true knowledge.” We students were to take out only a.. read more →

30 Mar 2015
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