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Success Story — Karen H.

— Karen Hurley was a recent patient at Clearwater Nursing and Rehab following a short hospitalization for complications with diabetes. Karen is a 67-year-old female from the Clearwater community. She had difficulty with her balance, walking, and activity tolerance when she first arrived, requiring assistance to complete her normal tasks. Karen was evaluated and put on... Read More

Sweetest Day is October 19

— The first Sweetest Day in history took place in October of 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. Organized by a committee of candy makers, all sorts of candies were delivered to low- income people throughout the city with the message that this Saturday in October was the “sweetest day of the year.” Having evolved since then, people... Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness and Detection

— According to breastcancer.org, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects a significant population of American women. The good news is that, if detected early, breast cancer can often be successfully treated. Breast cancer occurs when cells in breasts called “tumors”... Read More

October 14th is Dessert Day

— There may not be a better dessert than a mouth-watering slice of pie fresh from the oven, but serving your pie with a dollop of whipped cream, or “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, may dress up this treat. Add a dash of creativity and a simple pie becomes a true... Read More

Halloween Games

— PIN THE NOSE ON THE JACK-O-LANTERN Create a large pumpkin out of cardboard, or make one out of construction paper and pin it to a bulletin board. Paint or glue eyes and a mouth on the jack-o-lantern, leaving the area where the nose should be empty. Cut out several yellow triangles, writing the person’s name... Read More

October 26th is National Pumpkin Day

— Fall is here, and we’re ready for pumpkin everything! It’s the perfect time to indulge in pumpkin bars, pies, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta, roasted seeds, and oatmeal. On October 26th we celebrate our favorite spooky and silly decoration and food, the pumpkin! Is there anything pumpkins can’t do? White pumpkins are the newest fad in... Read More

Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 21st

— The Oktoberfest festival celebrates Bavarian Beer and lasts for several weeks each year starting in September and ending in October. The tradition is nearly 200 years old and is one of the world’s great seasonal festivals. It is held every fall in Munich, Bavaria, and in many other locations around the world. Festival events include... Read More

Celebrating Labor Day

— The tradition of celebrating Labor Day as a national holiday is over one hundred years old. From its original conception as a labor union celebration, it has grown to be symbolic of end-of-summer activities. It began in 1882 in New York as a parade by the Knights of Columbus to give credit for the contributions... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Prepare Yourself for Whatever Comes Your Way

— Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood, workplace or school or can confine you to your home. Here are some tips for preparing for natural disasters: Get to know the types of disasters that can occur in your community. Make an evacuation plan. Practice this plan with... Read More

Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

— The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 23rd this year. What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words can be translated... Read More