Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Defeat Diabetes Month

April 1, 2016 all-day

Defeat Diabetes Foundationbetes Foundation

Here’s a challenge: Track how many activities and good habits you can develop during  Defeat Diabetes® Month. We offer a variety of all-level physical activities, new places to go, different foods to experience and a little learning for each day of the month. This is not just for people with diabetes, so enjoy this 2016 Calendar of Activities with your entire family!
coping - insulin pumpDiabetes is a life-altering and life-threatening disease. People diagnosed with the disease are at greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, blindness, amputations, as well as incurring serious financial and emotional hardship.
Knowing the risks, recognizing the warning signs, and pursuing healthier eating habits and regular physical exercise, is critical to preventing diabetes or effectively managing the disease.
Lifestyle changes can be tough. So, we’re giving you an entire month of activities to get you started on the right track. Some of the regular activities include: Meatless Mondays, Take the Stairs Tuesday, Water Wednesday, Walk from the Back of the Parking Lot Thursday, and New Veggie Friday. Each weekend is dedicated to physical activity and getting outdoors.
Defeat Diabetes® Month is a calendar of activities, articles, downloads, tools and cartoons as well as some links to other sites with interesting information. Each day review the activities for the day and click the links to get more information or to complete the activity.
Commit to taking Defeat Diabetes® Challenges by participating in the full month of activities. You can invite family and friends to participate too!
If you don’t have diabetes, Take the Screening Test to determine your risk for developing diabetes.

- See more at: http://www.defeatdiabetes.org/ai1ec_event/defeat-diabetes-month-2016/#sthash.Son5Ef13.dpuf

April is National Poetry Month 
Greenwood Place Assisted Living will be having fun with 
William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling,
Dr. Seuss, Psalms, to name just a few.   
How to read a poem

  • Follow your ears
  • Read aloud
  • Become an archaeologist
  • Don't skim
  • Memorize
  • Be Patient
  • Read in crazy places
  • Think Like a Poet
  • Look who's talking
  • Never be intimidated
Can't wait to get started 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Civitan Spring Fair

February 24-27, 2016
With over 15 acres of excitement to explore, Dublin’s Spring Fair has something for everyone! Take to the Civitan Fairgrounds as merry go rounds, ferris wheels, and rides for the whole family await. Open Wednesday to Friday from 6 PM - 10 PM and Saturday from 1 PM - 10 PM, kick off your St. Patrick's festivities with a smile!
Admission: $3.00 plus rides
Under 42" free
Click here for more info: Dublin Spring Fair
Civitan Fairgrounds
2503 Highway 257
Dublin, GA 31021

Friday, January 29, 2016

Blood pressure cuff

February is Heart Month

Make Blood Pressure Control Your Goal
This American Heart Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®–a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017–are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure[469 KB] is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure.1 People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.2
High blood pressure often shows no signs or symptoms, which is why having your blood pressure checked regularly is important. It's easy to get your blood pressure checked. You can get screened at your doctor's office and drugstores or even check it yourself at home, using a home blood pressure monitor.
February 2016 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - first Saturday of month
Send a Card to a Friend Day - obviously created by a card company
Superbowl Sunday - Superbowl 50 date varies
Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting
Chinese New Years - date varies
Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month
Kite Flying Day - in the middle of winter!?!
10 Ash Wednesday - date varies
15 Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar
15 President's Day - third Monday of month
26 National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!
27 No Brainer Day - this day is for me!
28 Oscar Night - date varies
28 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22

29 Leap Day - it occurs in 2016, once every four years