April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April 4, 2024 — Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. These services may include: Offering seniors who are recovering from a stroke or surgery ways to resume independence. Helping seniors recovering from injury to regain skills necessary to return... Read More

Indulge in Self-Care to Reduce Stress

April 4, 2024 — Stress Awareness Month in April reminds us to manage stress for our overall wellbeing. Recognizing the presence of stress proactively helps us identify its causes and gives us a chance to use healthy ways to cope. One of the best ways to reduce the effects of stress is to engage in self-care. There is a... Read More

Celebrating Earth Day on April 22

April 4, 2024 — The earth supports us in a variety of ways, which is why we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It gives us air to breathe, water to drink, and food to eat. It gives us thousands of varieties of plants and a place to make our home. Every single person on earth, child or adult,... Read More

April 16th is Healthcare Decisions Day

April 4, 2024 — Making choices about healthcare for you or your loved one can feel daunting. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) emphasizes the significance of advance care planning and encourages individuals to make informed healthcare decisions. Held annually on April 16, NHDD promotes awareness about the importance of discussing and documenting preferences for medical treatments, ensuring that people’s... Read More

Kick Up Your Grilled Cheese for National Grilled Cheese Day

April 4, 2024 — Kick Up Your Grilled Cheese for National Grilled Cheese Day on Wednesday, April 12 There are so many variations on the grilled cheese sandwich today; your choices are only limited by your tastes and imagination! What you’ll need: Butter, Bread, and Your Choice of Cheese! Try the following combinations for six new exciting ways to enjoy a... Read More

Large Print Books Make Reading Easy During Reading Month and Save Your Vision Month

March 5, 2024 — There really is nothing quite like curling up with a fascinating book! For some people, however, reading is a bit more challenging because of vision difficulties. Large print books offer a fantastic solution. They can be read comfortably without having to worry about eye strain. The text in most reading material is pretty small. It’s designed this... Read More

Lesser Known Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

March 5, 2024 — There have been many legends attributed to St. Patrick throughout the centuries. St. Patrick’s Day began as a Holy Day in the Catholic Church, but over the years this religious Catholic saint’s day has turned into a more secular celebration of the upcoming spring. Here are a few lesser-known facts about St. Patrick’s Day: The original... Read More

March is Craft Month: Knit a Dishcloth

March 5, 2024 — Knitting can be an easy and enjoyable craft for seniors, especially when the item is simple like a dishcloth. Experiment with colors or stitches for a personal touch. Whether kept or gifted, the satisfaction of making something special is priceless! Supplies: Knitting needles (size 7-9) Worsted weight cotton yarn (50-100 grams) Scissors Yarn needle Instructions:... Read More

March is Nutrition Month

March 5, 2024 — Healthy eating habits are easier to maintain with a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be easy and fun. Nutrition is about more than vitamins—it also includes fiber and healthy fats. Add healthy fats. Not all fats are bad. Foods with monounsaturated and... Read More

Employee of the Month: Mia H!

February 7, 2024 — When it came time to select our Employee of the Month for February, our resident council had no problem selecting our sweet, caring, and loving Mia! Mia has been an employee of Irvine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a little over 6 months, and in those short months, she has been nothing short of amazing... Read More