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Paws Pet Therapy Program

January 3, 2019 — Buena Vida is proud to announce Shanti has completed the Paws Pet Therapy Program. Shanti is Officially Buena Vida’s pet therapy dog. Shanti is a friendly gentle calm dog; our residents look forward to her visits every Wednesday. Her interaction with our residents have significant benefits. Seeing the smiles, she brings to our residents lifting... Read More

Jump Start Your Self-Confidence

January 3, 2019 — To begin feeling a fresh spark of self-confidence within you, try as many of these as you like! Open up your cookbook to a completely new recipe and learn to cook it well. Learn how to say “I love you” in two different languages. Look inside a thesaurus to find new ways to say the... Read More

Keeping an Eye on Vision Health

January 3, 2019 — Doctors say maintaining vision health can be especially important as you age. Fortunately there are multiple ways to keep your eyes healthy. Try these tips: Quit smoking. If you smoke, you’re much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, than nonsmokers. AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness in those... Read More

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

January 3, 2019 — This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contribution from blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2019. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 3, 2019 — January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, but what is glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes people to gradually lose their sight. There is no cure and vision loss is permanent. Over 3 million people in the United States currently suffer from glaucoma – it is a leading cause of vision loss in the... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

January 3, 2019 — Welcome 2019! It’s a brand new year! While you’ve been making your New Year’s resolutions, we have been making our own, and at the top of the list: We resolve to do everything we can to make you, and our residents feel at home. If the New Year brings you any changes, please remember to... Read More

Holiday Ornament Crafts

December 3, 2018 — Whimsical Light Bulb Reindeer You will need: One used light bulb Brown felt cloth or fun foam Acrylic paints and brushes Ribbon 1 small red pom-pom Glue First, paint the light bulb brown. Set aside and let dry. Once the brown paint on the light bulb has dried completely, use a paintbrush to paint eyes and... Read More

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep

December 3, 2018 — The holidays bring extra demands—shopping for gifts, party preparation, wrapping the gifts—and it’s easy to see why many people are more sleep-deprived than ever this time of year. Here are some suggestions for better sleep during the holiday season: Take time to relax. Even if you have a lot to do, allow yourself to stop at... Read More

Be Sure To Wash Your Hands!

December 3, 2018 — December 3-7, 2018 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and, according to the Centers for Disease (CDC), “the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands.” Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to... Read More

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 3, 2018 — What makes January 1st such a special time to make a change in our lives, and why can it be so difficult to maintain that change? There are a number of key reasons that apply to some, if not all, of the broken resolutions. We are not being realistic when we make the commitment. Everyone breaks New Year’s... Read More