Category Archives: Summer

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

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 »

5 Summer Party Safety Tips

The sun is shining, the weather is nice, and the birds are chirping…summer is here! The arrival of summer means more picnics, backyard barbeques, family reunions, and other seasonal celebrations. No matter what kind of summer party you’re gearing up for, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Here are 5 summer party safety tips  Continue Reading »

Always a Reason to Celebrate: 5 Fun Party Theme Ideas

Just because there is not a major holiday during the month doesn’t you can’t have a party. It just means you have to get a little creative about what and how to celebrate. To help make the decision easier, we’ve put together a list of 5 party themes that are trending right now. Choose your  Continue Reading »

National Nursing Home Week 2015: Bring on the Fiesta!

National Nursing Home Week is May 10-16th and the American Health Care Association has announced this year’s theme: Bring on the Fiesta! Resources have been posted and the planning can commence! And, with the official subtheme of “Speaking the language of ‘Familia, Vida and Amor’” (Family, Life and Love), there are multiple ways residents can  Continue Reading »

Beat the Heat with National Ice Cream Month!

It may seem like a no brainer that July – often the gateway month into the “dog days of summer”—would be the month when people celebrate a refreshing cone of ice cream! But until 1800, ice cream was an exotic treat only for the ones wealthy enough to access it. Once WWII came around, ice  Continue Reading »

Get Your Residents Outdoors to Enjoy Spring / Soon-To-Be Summer!

  Official springtime is here and summer is right around the corner — which means more opportunities to show your residents the beauty of living in community. It can be a wonderful way to bring a cobwebbed disposition back into sunshine after a long, difficult winter (we’re up in Minnesota, so it quickly can become  Continue Reading »

Senior Living: Thank A Vet!

  What can we say when we think of our senior veterans? Whether one thinks about WWII, Korea, Vietnam, or more current conflicts, a flood of memories comes along with heroic and tragic stories. If you know these brave servicemen and servicewomen who have walked through these or any other wars in their lifetimes, you  Continue Reading »

American Legion Celebrates America: Honor the Past, Celebrate Today

Both my uncles served in the military — one with the Navy (the Tet Offensive in Vietnam), the other in the Air Force. I didn’t know much about this as a young girl, but I began to piece it together recently.   I remember walking into their favorite legions and suddenly they were entirely known  Continue Reading »

Summer Party Idea Guide

Looking for fun ideas for your Summer parties and gatherings? Download this FREE idea guide, full of recipes, decorating ideas and party inspiration. From Mother’s Day to Labor Day and every celebration in between, you’ll get great ideas to make your parties fun and memorable.   (Click anywhere on the image to open)      Continue Reading »

Throw a Luau Party!

Winter doldrums knocking at your door? Host a Tropical Luau Party! I love to feast on fun food and entertain friends, and the luau theme is always a huge success. Tropical entertaining is so versatile, your guest list can be altered to suit adults only or set up as a family friendly affair. Give guests  Continue Reading »

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