November 30, 2017

 It can be overwhelming to look at the December activity calendar. Every day is chock-full of fun times, Christmas activities, and wintry goodness. Here are a few December events that I'm looking forward to:

  • Men's Group: Making Chili (12/06)

  • Wrapping gifts for...

November 27, 2017

Unless you have an allergy to them, it's hard to dislike dogs. Dogs have some of the best human characteristics--unswervingly loyal, fun-loving, and carefree. On days when life is tough and depressing, you just need a dog to remind you to laugh.

That's a big part of why...

November 23, 2017

 Thanksgiving is a special holiday in many different ways. A friend commented that she "loves Thanksgiving because it's family time without the stress of gift-giving." I think we can all relate.

But as wonderful as Thanksgiving is, it should not be the only time we give...

November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and there's much to be thankful for. Maybe you're like me and you're thankful for the wonderful desserts that fill the table.

But can you imagine what Thanksgiving would be like without the traditional pumpkin pie?

When did pumpki...

November 16, 2017

 The Good Samaritan Fund is an incredibly important aspect of our nursing home. The goal of this fund is to provide financial assistance to the residents of the nursing home who can no longer pay privately for their stay in the Home.

In an ideal world, we wouldn't need...

November 13, 2017

 Having fun has some great side effects:

  • Being yourself. I dare you to have fun while being dissatisfied with yourself. I'm going to say that it absolutely cannot be done.

  • Better health. There is a whole list of health benefits, but just to get you started, low...

November 9, 2017

 How can we thank those who pay the ultimate price for our freedom? How can we begin to express appreciation for their willingness to serve?

I love to honor our veterans every day of the year, but Veteran's Day is another chance to say thank you.

Roanoke-Benson High Scho...

November 6, 2017

As a child, I never understood the purpose of Daylight Savings Time. It didn't make sense that we could change the hours to do what we wanted them to do. I thought of time as being an absolute--something that could not and would not change.

Now that I'm older, I underst...

November 2, 2017

In November, the air turns chilly and grey. Most of us dream of evenings by the fire with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa.

November marks something else for us here at the Home. It marks the end of the outing season.

Aside from the occasional doctor's visit, most of t...

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