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Special Events for March

March 2, 2020 — March 10 at 1:00pm: Administrator Appreciation Day in the Lobby March 17 at 1:00pm: St. Patrick’s Day Party in the Lobby (WEAR SOME GREEN!) March 28 at 10:00am: Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

March 2, 2020 — Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More

March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

March 2, 2020 — As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

Most Popular Flowers to Plant on March 12: Plant A Flower Day

March 2, 2020 — Cosmos – These flowers have the ability to grow anywhere from 12 inches to 4 feet tall. Cosmos are perfect for cutting gardens and are often picked out of gardens and used in flower arrangements. Marigold – Marigolds can be found in yellow, orange, red or a combination of all colors. This type of flower... Read More

When Cows Fly

February 7, 2020 — On February 18, 1930, a cow known as Elm Farm Ollie won the unique distinction of becoming the first cow ever to be milked while flying in an airplane, ushering in the first Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day. The circumstances of the flight are well-recorded, as Elm Farm Ollie was part of... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

February 7, 2020 — While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More

What’s Good For The Heart

February 7, 2020 — There has been a lot of talk in recent years about doing things that are healthy for your heart. Hardly a week goes by without some new fact or warning on the news about the latest foods and exercises to avoid or to add to your routines. It seems like almost everyone is consumed (and... Read More

Valentine Games

February 7, 2020 — Famous Couples. Divide into two teams and give each a buzzer or similar type item. Announce the first half of the famous pair. You might say, “Romeo” and if one of the teams knows the match is “Juliet,” they will buzz in with their answer. Whoever has the most points wins! Several examples to get... Read More

Bite Sized History – Chewing Gum: Bubblegum Day is February 7th

February 7, 2020 — Thomas Adams, often referred to as “The Father of Gum,” is said to have first tried to mix chicle (a natural gum base that had been chewed in Mexico for generations) with rubber to create a cheaper product for carriage wheels. After experimenting without success, it’s believed he overheard a little girl ordering chewing gum... Read More