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The Story Behind the American Flag

While most people connect the name “Betsy Ross” with the American flag, the history of Old Glory isn’t very well-known. As we head towards Independence Day, we look back at how the United States flag came to be, along with rules for protecting Old Glory.

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Celebrating Grandfathers on Father's Day

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate the role grandfathers play in our lives. They are often confidants, comedians, advisors, and friends. It only makes sense to express our love and appreciation on June 16.

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Why We Pause to Honor and Remember on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than the unofficial kickoff to summer. It is a solemn holiday to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom of the United States.

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Homemade Gift Ideas for a Senior Loved One on Mother's Day

Showing appreciation for the loving sacrifices our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other influential women in our lives made for us is important. It’s something we should do all year, but on one day in particular. That is the second Sunday every May, when we celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Setting Healthy Caregiver Goals for the Year

As we begin a brand new year, family caregivers might be feeling anything but reinvigorated. The holidays often place additional demands on already overwhelmed caregivers. While most of us resolve to start the new year on a healthier, more positive note, it can be a difficult resolution for caregivers to stick to.

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Ideas for Giving an Experience Gift to a Senior Loved One This Holiday Season

Gift shopping for a senior who seems to have everything is a challenge many adult children and family members face during the holidays. Seniors often downsize their homes and belongings during retirement and aren’t interested in acquiring more “stuff.” Spending time with loved ones is what usually becomes more valued with age.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It marks the day in 1941 when the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched an attack on the U.S. Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On that day, 353 Japanese aircraft launched air assaults that resulted in eight U.S. Navy battleships being damaged or sunk.

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How to Lighten up Your Thanksgiving Menu When a Loved One Is on a Restricted Diet

Thanksgiving is typically a day to pause and give thanks for life’s many blessings. Many older adults gather with friends and family to enjoy a traditional meal. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the holiday’s traditional menu choices aren’t very healthy.

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