Top 3 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts for Rockaway Care Center Residents

Valentine’s Day can be potentially lonely for those in a recovery center or elderly care facility. At Rockaway Care Center, we try to make the day fun for all with a variety of activities. At the same time, visitors, and loved ones who live far away, often ask us what might be good Valentine’s Day.. read more →

12 Feb 2015
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Family Caregivers Need Breaks: The Rockaway Care Center Respite Program

-You deserve a break today, at McDonald’s. -Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that KitKat bar! -Calgon, take me away! The above ’80s ad campaign slogans might still ring in your head whenever the topic of needing a break comes up. Everyone needs breaks. That’s why recess.. read more →

02 Feb 2015
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When Bariatric Surgery Is the First Step

It’s happened to so many people you know – it may have even happened to you. Somehow, over the years, the weight kept creeping up, despite all efforts to lose it. Even when people lost weight, they’d gain it all back – and more. They tried every diet on the planet, but it was always.. read more →

26 Jan 2015
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Born in January? A Carnation for You

Perennial, prevalent, and pleasing – such are the lovely carnation flowers. Suitable for any occasion, carnations are often the default choice in a single flower or bouquet. And if you’re born in January, the carnation is your birth flower. Since it’s carnation month, we put together some trivia ins and outs about this flower. Winner.. read more →

20 Jan 2015
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Rockaway Care Center Highlight: Respiratory Therapists

Under healthy circumstances, breathing is automatic, from the moment a newborn takes its first breath, cutting off its need for the placenta to supply its oxygen. It’s easy to take healthy breathing for granted because, simply put, we don’t think about it. The diaphragm, the muscle located just underneath the lungs, is an involuntary muscle.. read more →

12 Jan 2015
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How to Keep A New Year’s Resolution

How many Americans make New Year’s resolutions? According to a University of Scranton report released in January 2014, it’s nearly half (45%). The trouble is that by June, less than half remained committed to their January 1st desire for change. Why do New Year’s resolutions seem doomed to fail? New Year’s resolutions fail because people are too.. read more →

08 Jan 2015
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Play Your Cards Right on December 28th

When we’re young, we start out with Go Fish, move onto War, escalate to Spit, and dabble in Solitaire if no one’s around.  We then graduate from the single or duo card playing games to group games, such as Rummy, Hearts, Black Jack, and Bull(shhh). Finally, you hit playing-card maturity when you’re up to Poker… read more →

28 Dec 2014
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Winter Solstice: Mid-Year Reflection

Winter solstice has garnered more intrigue than any other season’s solstice. Perhaps the reason is its association with Christmas, whereas no other solstice has any major holiday associated with it. Or perhaps it’s the mysterious quality of being the longest period of darkness during the year.  Either way, the lure of discussing winter solstice can.. read more →

21 Dec 2014
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PB & J: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

First you take the peanuts And you crunch ’em, you crunch ’em Peanut, peanut butter, and jelly! Peanut, peanut butter, and jelly! These lyrics are sung at the top of children’s lungs at elementary schools, Scout gatherings, and summer camps, likely all across the 50 States.  The peanut butter and jelly (“PB&J”) sandwich is so ubiquitous.. read more →

17 Nov 2014
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Honoring Our Veterans – Veteran’s Day 2014

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,.. read more →

11 Nov 2014
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