Special Edition Blog: Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL, and Its Connection with Senior Living

Post Date January 30, 2015

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  The time has come again—complete with nacho cheese dip, gathered family and friends, and plenty of commentary: Super Bowl Sunday!   Did you know that the NFL has an idea in the works for former, elderly Hall of Fame players: “Legends’ Landing”? Ideally, not only will former players be living in this one community  Continue Reading »

National Activity Professionals Week, January 18th-24th, 2015

Post Date January 15, 2015

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  Theme for 2015: “One of the Team—One in a Million”            It’s hard to imagine sometimes the stress that can come with planning a party. The more people, the more factors. This is the position Activity Professionals are in year round.   Enlist some help this week! Here are some  Continue Reading »

President’s Day: Quirky George Washington B-Day Facts

Post Date January 9, 2015

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  We all know the basics about George, right? His birthday is coming up on February 16th! Here are some things that your history class might have skipped:   1) He didn’t wear a wig. That was all his real hair—he just powdered it.   2) No one will ever surpass him in military rank.  Continue Reading »

Kick those post-Christmas blues!

Post Date December 31, 2014

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    Don’t let the passing of Christmas get you down! There’s plenty more you can do to celebrate and have fun in the days and weeks to come. Here’s a sample of some unique and funky holidays you can use to celebrate the new year:   January 4th – Trivia Day 8th – English  Continue Reading »

Top 7 Most Popular/Nostalgic Christmas Songs!

Post Date December 9, 2014

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  Our favorite holiday songs — from Bing Crosby to Nat King Cole — croon through the radio. They can hit those fabulous high notes for impressive effect, or they can be quirky and out of the box, like She & Him or Sufjan Stevens. Whatever your tastes may be, the neck-breaking pace that life  Continue Reading »

Paper! Paper! Paper!

Post Date November 6, 2014

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  The holidays are coming sooner than we realize – and that means that bringing out the decorations and planning for plenty of festive, fun community events and gatherings.  It can be stressful – and small items and details add up quickly. It’s a common picture to feel and see a scramble in the midst  Continue Reading »

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Time with Friends Elevates Moods

Post Date October 22, 2014

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  The elderly people in our lives are the ones who hold the memories, the wisdom, and knowledge we could only imagine — and their capacity for connection and love is a deep and needed thing. When my grandmother went into assisted living care, this was one of the essential things my parents wanted for  Continue Reading »

Beat the Heat with National Ice Cream Month!

Post Date July 1, 2014

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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 »

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

Post Date May 23, 2014

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  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 »

Mother’s Day Comes to Retirement/Senior Living Communities!

Post Date May 13, 2014

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  There is something special about Mother’s Day that embodies the time of year it comes in — it seems only fitting that this holiday would be in a season when greenery, flowers, and lively animals are fully vibrant, beginning to rise from the ground and the trees. I cannot imagine the void there is when  Continue Reading »

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