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Corona virus (COVID-19) Update

— To Our Residents and Family Members: We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Pinnacle Park Nursing and Rehabilitation. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern.... Read More

Control Your Diabetes with these Tips

— Many seniors live with a health condition called diabetes. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type, but no matter what type you have, it causes the body to have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Use the suggestions below to help ease the struggle of living with diabetes. Quit smoking. Nicotine constricts your blood... Read More

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

— 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

— 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

— 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

Valentine Games

— 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

Exercise and Heart Health

— If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk of developing heart disease, regular exercise is essential for the health of your heart, body and mind. In fact, aerobic exercise and heart health really do go hand-in-hand. Before jumping into your gym shoes, however, talk to your doctor about your desires and objectives.... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

— 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

— 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