Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

Post Date September 12, 2016

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Did you know that as of 2014, there are 55 million people (about 17%) in the U.S. with Hispanic or Latino heritage? Most of them hail from one (or more) of twenty-one diverse countries from the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, or Spain. Pop quiz question: Can you name all 21 countries? (Answer is  Continue Reading »

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Pump Up Excitement for the Summer Games with Your Own Games!

Post Date June 7, 2016

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The Summer Games are coming August 5 to August 21, 2016! Are you getting ready to celebrate this festive time? Need some new ideas to energize your friends and family? We’ve got lots of terrific ideas for you to take your summer games celebration to the next level. With our ideas and a little creativity, you  Continue Reading »


Top 10 Tips for a Rockin’ Fourth of July Celebration

Post Date April 12, 2016

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The Fourth of July is always full of fun and excitement, for kids, grandparents, and everyone in between. This year, make your Independence Day celebration extra special with 10 great tips to cover the entire day, from decorations to food to games.   Set up a red, white, and blue beverage station with Watermelon Mint  Continue Reading »


5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Black Friday at Your Senior Center

Post Date November 5, 2015

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With all of the hoopla that surrounds Black Friday, folks in nursing homes or assisted living centers may feel left out of the excitement. Give “Black Friday” a different spin, so all of your residents can feel more involved with this annual “crazy” day. Organize activities, both profitable and recreational, that will engage your residents  Continue Reading »

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How to Create a “Spooktacular” Ghost Story Party for Halloween

Post Date October 9, 2015

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Pliny the Younger, who wrote that the ghost of an old man was haunting his house, recorded one of the first ghost stories in the first century A.D. In AD 856, the first poltergeist haunting was reported in Germany. This year put a new twist on your traditional Halloween party by giving it a “Ghost  Continue Reading »

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Easy Fall Season Craft Idea for Your Senior Center

Post Date September 8, 2015

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Arts and crafts are popular activities for many senior centers. With festive fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, you will need easy craft ideas to fit both holidays. This Hanging Lanterns craft project is a great idea to engage your senior residents, and brighten up your center.   Supplies: Round Orange Paper  Continue Reading »

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Oktoberfest Traditions and Sayings to Use at U.S. Festivals

Post Date August 24, 2015

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Cities, churches, and clubs across the U.S. have annual Oktoberfest celebrations. But how much do you know about the real deal in Germany? Take a few minutes to learn about typical German Oktoberfest traditions and sayings. You might learn a few new facts you can incorporate into your local Oktoberfest celebrations or nearest beer hall.  Continue Reading »


Easy Ways To Make Exercise Fun For Seniors

Post Date August 20, 2015

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Staying active and strong is important for everyone, but especially for seniors. No matter what their ability or fitness level, all of your residents will benefit from a daily dose of activity. And, the more fun and easy you can make it for them, the better. Here are some easy ideas on how to keep  Continue Reading »


Autumn Celebrations From Around the World

Post Date August 14, 2015

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Autumn is the traditional time of harvest and abundance, and most countries around the world celebrate this season is one form or another. Before you create your own fall party, check out these festivals from other countries to get some great ideas that you can incorporate into your own celebration.   China   The Mid-Autumn  Continue Reading »

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Benefits of Gardening for Senior Residents

Post Date July 13, 2015

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Gardening is a staple activity in assisted living communities, and is also very trendy! Many centers have garden committees made of residents that are dedicated to planning and maintaining a flower or vegetable/herb garden on the property. Garden committees like these and garden clubs are terrific ways for your seniors, even those with limited mobility, to  Continue Reading »


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