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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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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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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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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The Sharps Program: Ensure Safety, Encourage Community

Rockaway Care Center has recently started its very own Sharps Program. A what? Unless you’re involved in a Sharps Program, you probably don’t know what it is. To introduce the topic, take a guess from the choices below. A Sharps Program is…? a)      A guide to safeguarding knives, saws, and other sharp objects from young.. read more →

22 Jan 2014
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