What Are Your Dreams? Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

“I have a dream.” Those four words are likely some of the most oft-repeated in American culture. Quoting Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech in front of Washington, DC’s Lincoln Memorial in August, 1963, the words “I have a dream” ring true for anyone.  The oration was brilliant because the phrase “I have a dream”, repeated.. read more →

20 Jan 2014
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What’s in a Color: National Blood Donor Month

The prominently displayed color red during December is equated with rich holiday spirit, its hues associated with Santa Claus, Christmas stockings, Christmas tree decor, and gift wrap bows.  In December, it seems as if red is everywhere. A different use of the color red occurs during January, a month whose feel, in contrast, is associated.. read more →

Residents’ Resolutions

Awesome. You’re living in a well-run care center. There are plenty of sessions for your rehabilitation and health upkeep, as well as all kinds of engaging activities, from arts and crafts to movies to sing-alongs. (Not to mention hot, varied, tasty meals.) All in all, you’re taken care of.  And, more to the point, you.. read more →

A Dance of Smiles: The Annual Winter Ball

Two days before Christmas this year, we held our annual Rockaway Care Center Winter Ball. If there’s anything that was prevalent, it was smiles. Warm, cherishing, appreciative, happy smiles. The kind of smiles you think of for holiday season. A veritable reunion, the Winter Ball is a yearly gathering of past and present residents and.. read more →

The Greeting Card: Alive and Well

You’d think that the greeting card, by now, is an antiquated relic of the pre-Internet era. But alas, it’s not so. In fact, the greeting card is alive and well, and most especially appreciated during the holiday season. Furthermore, its year round usages still  stretch the spectrum of occasions, from the obvious birthday celebration to.. read more →

How to Stay Close with Loved Ones While You’re Living Away From Home

At least you’re on the road to recovery: You’re grateful to have expert, professional round-the-clock care for your needs, and you’re getting better, if even just minutely, every day. You’re in a safe, secure, environment, with solid meals and all the amenities for your day to day life at Rockaway Care Center.  Striving to get.. read more →

Top Reasons to Get Outside During Winter

On the one hand, you’re freezing. You just want to return back to your warm, cozy abode and snuggle up with some hot chocolate, providing you a safe haven from the howling winds and ever-present chance of an icy downpour. On the other hand, the crisp, brisk, cold edge of winter is inviting, offering a.. read more →

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and praise for all of the blessings in our lives. We at Rockaway Care Center would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our warm, professional, caring, friendly, thoughtful, efficient and overall amazing staff. We are grateful for everything you do. We hope to continue to work together.. read more →

27 Nov 2013
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Veterans Day 2013

Words cannot do justice to the bravery our veteran’s have shown. Here are some of the many quotes that help express a small portion of the thanks we would like extend to our veterans on this Veterans Day. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” —Joseph.. read more →

November is National Diabetes Month

The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation’s attention.. read more →

04 Nov 2013
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