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Assisted living communities strive to provide residents with just the right type of care so that they may remain safe, happy, and comfortable. One group of professionals who are essential to providing this support is nurses. You will find them assisting residents throughout the day, every day.
Ronald Reagan was the first president to establish an official day to recognize the important work carried out by the spouses of our military members. In 1984, he signed a proclamation designating the Friday before Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It’s an annual celebration to recognize and express our appreciation for the sacrifices of military spouses.
Mothers and grandmothers play critical roles in our families and communities. They are the nurturers, the organizers, the people we turn to when things go wrong, and the ones we want to share our good news with first.
May 7–11 is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Whether it’s finding ways to fund supplies their students need or accommodating each student’s unique learning style, our nation’s teachers face many challenges each day. It’s an increasingly complex job that doesn’t often garner much attention or appreciation.
These days, life can be hectic for families. From the kids’ homework and afterschool activities to parents’ demanding careers, it can be hard for multiple generations of a family to find time to spend together. But it’s important to try.
Digging in the dirt, planting your own herbs and vegetables, and nurturing flowers does so much more than beautify the yard. Gardening also nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. It boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and stress levels, and helps the gardener stay strong and limber.
Adult children and other family caregivers often ask for advice on how to build a strong relationship with a senior loved one’s physicians. They understand how important these relationships are to their family member’s well-being and hope to create trusting partnerships with each of them.
Social workers are unsung heroes of senior care. They connect older adults with community resources that help them to safely maintain their best quality of life. Whether a senior needs medical, emotional, spiritual, or physical support, a social worker can often be found acting as a bridge between the older adult and the providers who can help.