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Bite-Sized Sandwich History

July 31, 2020 — Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day. That’s almost one for every person in the United States. To say sandwiches are a popular staple of the American diet is an understatement, but it wasn’t always this way. The sandwich was invented in 1762 by an Englishman, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He... Read More

August is Sandwich Month

July 31, 2020 — No matter how you slice it, everyone seems to have a favorite sandwich. In a month known for its “dog-days” and heat, a sandwich may provide just the meal you prefer. They’re low fuss, yet can be quick and nutritious, and most require no cooking. A sandwich by definition includes one or more pieces of... Read More

Book Lovers Day is August 9

July 31, 2020 — August 9 is National Book Lovers Day. It’s an unofficial holiday recognized on a global scale. Its origins and creator remain unknown, but it’s a nice idea to put away our smart phones for a day and pick up a book. No matter what genre you prefer – romance, historical fiction, horror, fantasy, memoir or... Read More

Purple Heart Day – August 7

July 31, 2020 — Most American adults have heard of the Purple Heart Award, or even know a veteran who has received it, but what is the origin of this distinguished honor? On August 7, 1782, President George Washington decided on a symbolic honor for three soldiers he originally called the “Badge of Merit.” After this inaugural honor was... Read More

Another HERO at Work

July 4, 2020 — Dale B. was born in Henderson. He grew up in a military family and has lived in South Carolina, Massachusetts, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois. He toured as a guitarist on the Blues circuit. He worked as a studio guitarist and opened a recording studio in 2000. He writes music for himself and several local artists.... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

July 4, 2020 — June 12th, we became Covid free! Everyone worked hard to deal with it and “everyone continues to do everything they can to keep it out of our building”, So now we wait for our next orders on what we are allowed to do with our residents and their families. We are hoping this month that... Read More

July is Anti-Boredom Month

July 4, 2020 — With July’s midday summer heat making many of us seek cool shelter inside, some of us may be experiencing moments of boredom, but the good news is that July is Anti-Boredom Month! Let’s start busting that summer boredom now! Make a list of all the things you’ve ever wanted to do. Think back to when... Read More

How to Protect Yourself & Others

July 4, 2020 — Slow the spread of germs and respiratory diseases like COVID-19: Wash your hands often Use soap when available or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands Avoid close contact Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people Do... Read More

Simple Creative Twists to Tasty Summertime Staples

July 4, 2020 — At almost every cookout, picnic, and party during the summer you’ll find at least two commonplace food items: the hamburger and hotdog. If you look more closely, you might notice the traditional toppings of mustard, ketchup, cheese or relish – but rarely anything else. If you’re tired of the same old, boring burger or hot... Read More

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

July 4, 2020 — Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place... Read More