On March 8, Sunrise Senior Living and other organizations around the world joined forces to shine the spotlight on International Women’s Day (IWD). This awareness day encourages all people to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality, according to the IWD website.
Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with romance and happy couples. Ironically, the holiday springs from a tale of a kind-hearted priest who took on a grumpy emperor trying to prevent soldiers from getting married. But the day shouldn’t be limited to just a celebration between couples. It can be a day to spend time with anyone you love.
The hustle and bustle of holiday festivities make for a joyous season. From the carols that play on the radio to the decorations that adorn your home, it’s a magical time to build lasting memories with family and friends. Once the festivities are over, however, the days can seem long and lonely. When combined with winter weather, the impact may be even more challenging.
Creative pursuits are a healthy form of self-expression. They offer people a way to connect with their innermost joys and fears. This is why you will find art therapy activities happening in a variety of health-related settings. Hospice agencies, dementia care communities, and hospitals all host creativity workshops for their residents and patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.