Safeguard Your Skin

June 2, 2017 — The harshness of summer and winter can take their toll on our skin’s condition. To look after your skin in any season, use these simple tips to safeguard the inside and outside of your body. Inside: Drink water steadily throughout the day. In hot weather you’ll probably need more. Increase your ‘high water’ food intake... Read More

Summer Memory Jars

June 2, 2017 — Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer. You will need a large clear glass jar... Read More

International Picnic Day is June 18

June 2, 2017 — Summertime and picnics are meant to go together. Having a picnic doesn’t have to be reserved for a day out at the beach or park. If you are going to have a picnic during an outing, be sure to practice food safety and have icepacks in with the food or cooler. Picnics can be as... Read More

June is Men’s Health Month

June 2, 2017 — There are common men’s health problems that are treatable if caught early enough, but can be permanently debilitating or even fatal if they are not detected until after symptoms make themselves known. Common issues of this type include heart disease, prostate problems, and hypertension. These are all potentially silent killers that can be prevented or... Read More

Celebrating Fathers Everywhere

June 2, 2017 — The worldwide celebration of Father’s Day is made to honor all the fathers who have given strength, support, and love to their children. This informal holiday complements Mother’s Day, and is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It is also a special day of the year where paternal bonds, fatherhood, and their influence in... Read More

Recognizing A Stroke

May 2, 2017 — A stroke happens when a blot clot occurs in an already narrowed blood vessel in the brain. Once that clot occurs, the brain will be deprived of blood and necessary oxygen, causing permanent brain damage to that area. People may have “mini strokes” in which they suffer from the same signs and symptoms but only... Read More

On Memorial Day, May 29, Take the Time to Remember

May 2, 2017 — Memorial Day, which was formally known as Decoration Day, is annually observed every last Monday of May. Memorial Day commemorates all military men and women who died in combat defending our country. It is also the day where people who served the country are remembered, including those currently in the armed forces, surviving veterans, and... Read More

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May 2, 2017 — What Is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in contact with the walls of the arteries. It is registered as two numbers: pressure as the heart beats (the systolic pressure) and pressure as the heart relaxes between beats (the diastolic pressure). The measurement is expressed with systolic number over the diastolic number.... Read More

Celebrating Our Mothers on Sunday, May 14

May 2, 2017 — Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family (whether it is a biological mother, surrogate, foster, aunt, cousin, neighbor, nana, or grandmother), as well as motherhood. It is celebrated in many parts of the world on the second Sunday of May. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States... Read More

Activity Highlights for the Upcoming Month

May 2, 2017 — Come celebrate with our Buena Vida Mother’s Friday May 12, 2017 From 10:00am–11:00am Join us for a Performance by the BB Troops May 18, 2017 From 7:00pm–8:00pm In the Main Dining Room Memorial Day Balloon Release May 29, 2017 At 10:30am