Sweet September: National Honey Month

Do you know when bee season ends? Now! Not surprisingly, bees thrive when the flowers do – during warm weather. So, while colder weather turns leaves’ colors from green to orange, worker bees cluster in hives to keep Queen Bee warm. In order to stay energized themselves, the worker bees consume literally tons of the.. read more →

03 Sep 2020
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Half of the World: Women’s International Month

Women’s rights is one of the biggest topics of the last century.  To focus on women, March 8th was declared International Women’s Day, and the entire month of March is Women’s International Month. Here at Rockaway Care Center, our elder care residents are fortunate to have witnessed the many changes over the last few decades.. read more →

08 Mar 2020
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Why February is The Best Month for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and this year is its 50th year in a row.  Why February? Once you hear the answer it will seem obvious. See, for the first half of February, we’re surrounded by displays of hearts because of…you guessed it…Valentine’s Day.  Hearts meaning love. For everyone. Piggybacking on the emotional focus of.. read more →

25 Feb 2020
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Valentine’s Day: Play Cupid with A Random Act of Kindness

Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is February 14th, but did you know that three days later is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? This means that between February 14th and 17th, we’ve got a 3-day bridge for sharing the love. What could be better than harnessing the emphasis on loving relationships of Valentine’s Day, and.. read more →

13 Feb 2020
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Not Just His Game, Oh: Why Bingo Is Great for Your Health

When you think of the game “Bingo”, you think of it as a simple way to happily pass the time. Usually held in churches, community centers, retirement homes, or care centers such as Rockaway, Bingo often takes up a weekly, if not daily slot on the calendar of events. Bingo originated in 16th century Italy.. read more →

02 Feb 2020
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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 →

26 Dec 2019
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Surprise! Giving Thanks Improves Your Health – Here Are 5 Ways

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and its main focus is on giving gratitude for all we have.  Of course the other focus is on the food, glorious food. While it’s a good thing that the high-fat, high-calorie, high-cholesterol, high-sugar menu of Thanksgiving is limited to once a year, surprisingly, the reason behind commemorating the holiday.. read more →

23 Nov 2019
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Autumn’s Advantages

Autumn. The fall season. The time when bright heat gives way to subtle cool, when green leaves transform to oranges, reds, and yellows. The time when school’s been in session for almost a month, and there’s a few-week stretch of straight routine before Halloween, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving kick in. All told, autumn provides a.. read more →

22 Oct 2019
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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 2018
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March On: How Social Workers Help Us

March is National Social Workers Month, which gives us the opportunity to focus on the many roles that social workers play, day in and day out, often without our being aware. Here is a broad look at the social worker reach throughout our society. Social work, a helping profession, has become so involved that an.. read more →

03 Mar 2018
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