Upgrade Your Classic Hot Cocoa

— There are not many things that can perk you up on a cold and rainy day than a cup of creamy hot chocolate. This delicious beverage can be traced back to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations in which they consumed chocolate drinks made from roasted cocoa seeds mixed with spices like chili and achiote or... Read More

Hot Cocoa Craft

— Supplies: Construction paper: brown and 1 other color Glue Scissors White Felt, Mini Cotton Balls or Mini White Pom Poms Optional Supplies: Ribbon, glitter, markers Instructions: Draw the shape of a mug on the (non-brown) paper. Feel free to be creative with the size and shape of your mug! Next cut out an oval from... Read More

Do You Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

— Studies show after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against the virus and the ability to prevent infection with variants may decrease over time. CDC recommends everyone ages 18 and older should get a COVID-19 booster shot CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. Bring your COVID-19 Vaccination Record... Read More

Stickers are a part of everyone’s life—regardless of age!

— There are endless amounts of stickers to collect! One of the most common “sticker” collections are actually stamps—which are considered to be the first stickers. Stickers can be a delightful form of self-expression. They can be funny, crazy, thought provoking, silly, or intelligent. Stickers can be used as way for you to proclaim your views... Read More

Health Benefits of Oatmeal

— Oatmeal is rich in complex, energy-giving carbohydrates, low in fat, and high in water soluble fiber. Soluble fiber may reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or the “bad” cholesterol. Studies show that 5-10 grams of soluble fiber may decrease the LDL levels by about 5%. Eating 1.5 cups of oatmeal significantly reduces one’s cholesterol... Read More

The Value of Soup

— Our diets can often change during cold weather, and our schedules may not slow down, so we frequently seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning of history. The first known soups were probably... Read More

The Gift of Inner Peace and Less Stress

— There is a great need for peace in the world today. We can sometimes be captivated by violent and negative events shown in the media, but how do these unsettling situations affect peace on a local or individual level? Do you need more peace in your life? Many people would answer yes. Creating peace in... Read More

Tips For Keeping Active In The Winter

— With winter approaching, there may be many upcoming cold days that simply make us want to stay inside and keep warm. All those days spent indoors can sometimes be accompanied by the winter blues. Fortunately, there are a lot of things we can do to liven things up and stay active in the winter even... Read More

Overcome Your Winter Blues

— Did you know… 50 to 60 percent of Americans are affected by winter blues? This loss of happiness is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that can be attributes to the shift in attitude that may include restlessness, insomnia, weight gain, and sadness. Here are a few things... Read More

Short-Term Success Stories: Ethel F.

— When Ethel F. admitted to Clearwater Nursing and Rehab, she had a fractured left shoulder and was in a sling. Due to her condition, Ethel required assistance with all her mobility and activities of daily living. Ethel waited several months before she was finally able to have surgery to repair her fracture. After her surgery... Read More