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Stained Glass Heart cookies

— Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup red hot candies, crushed Frosting (optional) Directions: In mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir together flour and baking powder. Gradually... Read More

Tips for Better Heart Health

— Along with Valentine’s Day, we celebrate American Heart Month during February. How can you help your heart stay healthier longer? Fill up on fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, it can aid weight management. Go bananas. Too much sodium and too little potassium is a recipe for high blood... Read More

Chinese New Year: 2018 The Year of the Dog

— Your Chinese Astrological Zodiac Animal Sign is based on your Chinese Lunar Year of Birth. The Chinese New Year varies and could start anywhere between January 21st and February 20th, depending upon the year. This year begins on February 16th. If your birthdate falls into any of these Chinese Lunar Years listed below, then you... Read More

Black History Month

— Each February we celebrate Black History Month, a time for recognizing and honoring the role of African Americans in U.S. history. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State University in February 1970. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. He... Read More

Help us Help you during this Flu Season

— The 2017/2018 Flu Season is already proving to be a challenge especially for the elderly. You can help us help you and our residents by being knowledgeable about Seasonal Flu. The following information is from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Take Time to Get a Flu Vaccine CDC recommends a yearly flu... Read More

Tips To Relax Quickly

— Give someone a hug. As long as it’s from somebody you don’t mind hugging, this can be very relaxing. Breathe deep through your nose. Close your eyes and pay attention only to your breathing while doing this. Five slow deep breaths is like a mini-meditation. Take a walk. Walking is one of the best relaxation... Read More

Cheer Up Your Windows This Winter With a Garden!

— When winter sets in and nips at your toes, don’t let the winter blues stop your love for gardening outdoors… simply bring it in indoors! Try this wonderful winter gardening remedy: Your windowsill is the perfect place for starting a seasonal indoor garden that can sustain your gardener’s soul, warm your heart and enhance meals... Read More

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

— When someone is diagnosed with glaucoma it can be a very difficult time in his or her life. A diagnosis of glaucoma often leads to many questions and concerns about the disease, not only from that individual but his or her family and friends. Glaucoma is not a single disease, but a group of diseases... Read More

Super Oatmeal Cookies

— Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 teaspoons cinnamon 2 cups vegetable shortening 1 cup peanut butter 4 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup milk 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups raisins 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped... Read More