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
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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 →

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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Featured dish: Curry Chicken with Rice

The people have spoken! The hands-down favorite dish of the month is our very own chef Cecil Lee’s Curry Chicken with Rice. The key to the dish is rooted in Cecil’s Caribbean roots and his always perfectly cooked rice. We don’t know how he does it each and every time, but we are sure happy.. read more →

28 Oct 2013
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