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Christmas Fun Facts: Did you know…. You can thank Prince Albert for your Christmas tree!

Did you know…. Mistletoe is an aphrodisiac! Christmas wasn't always on December 25 While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible. Most historians posit that Jesus was born in the spring. And his birthday itself didn't become the official holiday until the third century. Some historian believe the date was actually [...]

2020-12-03T11:55:56-05:00Blog|0 Comments

From Our Kitchen …Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Executive Chef, Merv Henry

From Our Kitchen ……Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Director of Culinary Services/Executive Chef, Merv Henry. A light sponge layer infused with Coffee & Rum… a novel twist on an Italian Classic …. Tiramisu.  ½ Cup Superfine Sugar 4 Large Peeled Pears, Cored & Cut ¼ Inch Slices 2 Tsp Rum or Rum Favor 2 Tsp Strong Coffee 1 [...]

2020-12-01T14:25:12-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Hanukkah Traditions ….around the world

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10, commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled after the Maccabean Revolt, a biblical story that celebrates the miracle of triumph against overwhelming odds. One part of the miracle, perhaps the part most familiar to today’s celebrants, is the [...]

2020-12-01T12:08:00-05:00Blog|0 Comments

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day…Above and Beyond the Call

Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona [...]

2020-12-03T10:07:52-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Prevent Flu This Fall and Winter – National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week….

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. If you haven’t gotten your flu vaccine yet, get vaccinated now. It’s [...]

2020-12-01T10:10:10-05:00Blog|0 Comments

One simple, cost effect way to fight back Covid-19 …something we all can do!

As we approach this holiday season…it is no coincidence that we also kick-off National Handwashing Awareness Week.  Here are some useful tips from National Center for Disease Control. According to CDC… Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Here is [...]

2020-11-24T10:20:41-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Fun Facts: Did you know…. Americans eat over 280 million turkeys every Thanksgiving!

While 2020 has wrought many changes…there are still some things that remain the same…. such as a day to set aside for family & Friends coming together in gratitude. Thanksgiving Day! Whether we are zooming or able to spend time together in person …. love never changes… even though some traditions may have to this year!   Let’s be creative perhaps creating [...]

2020-11-22T11:20:33-05:00Blog|0 Comments

We are here to help! November is National Family Caregivers Month

              Caregiving whether you’re a professional or a loving caring, son or daughter, caregiving challenges us in ways that we may never have imagined. In November, we particularly recognize the Family Caregiver. Yes, YOU! …and we are here to help! When it comes to caring for an aging parent, there is no one-size-fits-all solution that [...]

2021-07-09T10:48:23-04:00Blog|0 Comments


Need an easy low carb paleo stuffing for Thanksgiving? Try this cauliflower stuffing recipe! It has all the same flavors, plus, it's healthy & delicious….   1 large head Cauliflower (cut into small florets) 1 large Onion (sliced) 1/4 cup Celery (chopped thinly) 2 cloves Garlic (minced) 1/4 cup Olive oil (can also use butter or ghee) 1/2 tsp Poultry seasoning [...]

2020-11-17T11:09:54-05:00Blog|0 Comments
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