The Apple A Day

Did you know that March 30th is National Doctor Day? This day is dedicated to appreciating the decade(s)-long trained medical professionals who help us with everything from the common cold to saving lives in an acute emergency.  We all visit doctors throughout our lives, and at Rockaway Care Center we are fortunate to have physicians.. read more →

27 Mar 2014
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Not Just St. Patty’s Day

On March 17th, Rockaway Care Center held an ice cream social in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Every American knows about St. Patrick’s Day, but what do we really know about the Irish, and specifically, about Irish immigration to the United States?  We tend to think of some association with the Potato Famine, but who.. read more →

20 Mar 2014
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Keeping the Flow: World Kidney Day is March 13th

Believe it or not, there is an entire day dedicated to kidneys, worldwide.  And for good reason.  One might ask not what do kidneys do for us, but rather, what do they NOT do? Here at Rockaway Care Center we encourage everyone to be concerned for their health in general, and specifically with regard to.. read more →

11 Mar 2014
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Hobbies Make Happiness: January is National Hobby Month

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month?  It’s no wonder: The likelihood of staying inside due to inclement weather – coupled with the emotional letdown after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations – means you need a focus on healthy pick-me-ups that keep you busy and happy.  Year round, Rockaway Care Center works hard.. read more →

26 Jan 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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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 →