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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.
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.
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.
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.