July 30th is International Day of Friendship: Happy Friendships

June 29, 2018 — Our emotions are reflected in our body language, and our state of mind can change by changing our physical state. When we demonstrate a happy, engaging attitude, we help to improve the moods and relationships of those around us. By listening, we make the other person feel important. Are we always talking about our own... Read More

Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

June 29, 2018 — When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

Creating The All-American Hamburger

June 29, 2018 — Each year, Americans consume about 38 billion hamburgers. An enduring favorite, hamburgers are an iconic American food. But what do Americans define as the classic American hamburger? Despite the advent of gourmet hamburgers, 74 percent of Americans believe the cheeseburger best embodies the classic American hamburger. Here’s a recipe for creating a classic cheeseburger. Ingredients:... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: Five Ways To Protect Yourself From UV Rays

June 29, 2018 — Overexposure to ultraviolet sunlight (UV rays) is believed to be the dominant external factor in a person’s development of skin cancer. To protect yourself from UV rays, you may lower your risk for skin cancer by following these five steps: Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight during midday (generally from... Read More

A Historical Background of Independence Day

June 29, 2018 — The original 13 colonies, which would expand to become the United States we know today, were initially under the rule of the King George III of England. Due to taxation disputes, there was friction between the English Parliament and the original colonists. During this chaotic era, King George sent more troops to help control any... Read More

Craft Ideas for Independence Day

June 29, 2018 — Pinwheel – Nothing shouts “Happy 4th” like a pinwheel! To make them, simply fold a piece of paper into a star shape. You will want to create a center section that will allow you to place a push pin through it. Color the paper red, white and blue. You’ll need two squares to work with.... Read More

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Barbecue

May 31, 2018 — From the familiar pastime’s origins to surprising tips and tactics, this list will provide you with all the information you need to wow your friends at the next barbecue! Barbecues originated from “pig-pickin’s,” feasts that were common in the southern United States prior to the Civil War. Whole pigs were cooked and eaten by the... Read More

Fiesta 2018

May 31, 2018 — Buena Vida Residents, Family Members, Staff members, Vendors and Community Celebrated Fiesta 2018 with music, food booths, and dancing. Thank You to all that all helped make our residents 2018 Fiesta memorable.  

Resident of the Month: Frank H.

May 31, 2018 — Congratulations to Frank H, Resident of the Month. He has been a resident at Buena Vida for multiple years. Always willing to volunteer with the Activity Department. Helps other residents, encourages them to attend group activities. Frank is always in a great mood. Staff Members say “He is the nicest Man.” “He always puts others... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

May 31, 2018 — Thank a Nursing Assistant: In the month of June, National Nursing Assistant Week recognizes the professional who provide hands-on, direct care on a daily basis. The role of a nursing assistant is a special one. Because the spend a majority of their time providing hands-on care, nursing assistant often form a close relationship with the... Read More