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Tips to Slow the Aging Process

September 3, 2019 — Celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September by trying the tips below, which may help you age slower and improve your quality of life. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drink lots of fluids to maintain healthy skin and flush out waste. Exercise every day. Exercise improves... Read More

Fall Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

September 3, 2019 — Supplies needed: a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of the shortening with 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. (Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.) Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the... Read More

Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

September 3, 2019 — The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 23rd this year. What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words... Read More

September 21 is World Gratitude Day: The Gratitude Attitude

September 3, 2019 — Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. It may not look as good as money, a fancy car or the latest makeover – in fact, you can’t see it at all – but gratitude has more power to change your life than all these material things put together. The dictionary tells... Read More

September 14th is Live Creative Day: Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

September 3, 2019 — Keep an Idea Journal. Do this regularly, and you may often start having more ideas the moment you start to write. Allow yourself the freedom to think outside the box. Aim for Quantity. Generate lot of ideas for you to go through later. With a large list of ideas, you’ll have more options to choose... Read More

The History of Grandparents Day

September 3, 2019 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother... Read More

Therapy Success Story

July 31, 2019 — Diagnosis: A diabetic patient with multiple medical conditions, who also suffered a stroke was transferred for continuation of care and antibiotics management. Cultures were positive for MDR organism (ESBL E. coli). Treatment: The infectious disease team was consulted for complicated UTI management. Outcome: Antibiotics were selected and prescribed, and the infection was treated successfully!

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

July 31, 2019 — When you think classical American dessert, banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert... Read More

Welcome Dr. Andrade

July 31, 2019 — We are welcoming Dr. Roberto Andrade, MD to our physician group here at Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation. He is our new Infectious Disease Medical Director. His nurse practitioner is Ms. Amanda Garcia, NP; as they are both excited to be a part of our medical team and looks forward to meeting the needs of our... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

July 31, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More