Chef Selection Meal: April 26

April 8, 2018 — Join us April 26 for our Chef Selection Meal! What is a “Chef Selection Meal?” Chef Selection is returning fine dining to the rehabilitation experience. It is a monthly dinner featuring gourmet food from a selected region or day. Benefits include: increased socialization, isolation prevention, and promotes nutrition by enhancing the dining experience. In the... Read More

Success Story: Mrs. C.

April 8, 2018 — Mrs. C. was living at home attending church, cooking, and enjoying visiting with family and friends. She began to have difficulty caring for self and experienced weakness, decreased cognition, and balance resulting in falls and hospitalization. She came into our facility dependent for all care. She admitted to our facility to address ADL deficits, cognitive... Read More

Crochet Club

April 8, 2018 — We are having fun at McCracken with the new Crochet Club that began last month. Our residents are learning the ins and outs of stitching and creating simple patterns. Crocheting has many benefits such as relieving stress, depression and anxiety. This exercise also builds self-esteem and may also reduce or postpone dementia.

Happy Birthday and Welcome!

April 8, 2018 — Happy Birthday! Sharlon H. April 01 Skylar D. April 02 Gabe B. April 07 Vonetta H. April 10 Linda T. April 13 Robert B. April 17 Danny B. April 24 Cathy B. April 26 Michael S. April 29 Marvin S. April 30 Welcome New Residents Sharlon H. Robert B. Marvin S. Patricia E. Samuel S.... Read More

Women’s History Month

March 4, 2018 — March is Women’s History Month, which began as International Women’s Day and then Women’s History Week. Women’s History Week was first celebrated in 1978 in Sonoma County, California, which was designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as... Read More

Bonus Nutrition Tips

March 4, 2018 — Choose whole grain over white breads. Not only are they better for your health, they taste better and are more filling, meaning that you eat less. Make sure to eat the proper amount of fruits and vegetables each day. Try eating these healthy foods in different ways, so you end up eating more of them.... Read More

March is National Nutrition Month: Incorporate Nutrition Into Your Life

March 4, 2018 — Great nutrition is an essential part of making better lifestyle choices. If your food is not nutritionally balanced, your body may feel sluggish. Eating well is easier than ever if you follow these simple tips. Monitor your red meat intake. Red meat is packed with saturated fat that can clog arteries. Eating red meat once... Read More

March Calendar Highlights

March 4, 2018 — March 6 10:15-BINGO (MDR) 6:00-Broadway Church of Christ(AO) March 10 Movies, Activity Packets and Games Social Butterflies March 14 10:00- Kingdom Hall (MDR) 2:00- Afternoon Movie March 16 10:15- BINGO (MDR) 2:00-St. Patrick’s Day Party(MDR) March 21 10:00- Kingdom Hall (MDR) 2:00- GAME DAY!!! March 26 10:00- Exercise Group 2:00- Harrison Street MBC (AO) March... Read More

Improve Heart Health and Relieve Stress

January 27, 2018 — Exercise is a very important part of healthy heart care. The following movements may help your heart and lower your stress levels. Sit in a comfortable chair and loosen your clothing for comfort. Start with your feet and ankles; gently rotate each ankle counterclockwise and then clockwise five to 10 times in each direction. Next... Read More

Tips for Better Heart Health

January 27, 2018 — Along with Valentine’s Day, we celebrate American Heart Month during February. How can you help your heart stay healthier longer? Fill up on fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, it can aid weight management. Go bananas. Too much sodium and too little potassium is a recipe for high blood... Read More