May is National Stroke Awareness Month

National Stroke Awareness Day was proclaimed in 1989 by President George H. W. Bush. It had been observed for many years before the proclamation. The Centers for Disease Control, the American Heart Association, World Stroke Campaign and many other have all participated in bringing education, research, and treatment on a global basis. Learn more: stroke.org read more →

01 May 2019
0 Comment

April is National Poetry Month

Poetry is great way to use our minds to think about the hidden meanings in the words we read as well as people we know or events we witness. Take a few minutes and ponder this poem about after the winter. What does the end winter mean to you… After the Winter Some day, when.. read more →

01 Apr 2019
0 Comment
14 Feb 2019
0 Comment
15 Dec 2018
0 Comment

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 →

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
0 Comment

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
0 Comment

Unification As Focus: Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Everyone’s familiar with Veterans Day, but what about Armed Forces Day? Armed Forces Day, held on the third Saturday of May, is dedicated to the men and women who served in any branch of US defense – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.  Prior to the inauguration of Armed Forces Day, each branch.. read more →

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
0 Comment

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 →