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Most Popular Flowers to Plant on March 12: Plant A Flower Day

— Cosmos – These flowers have the ability to grow anywhere from 12 inches to 4 feet tall. Cosmos are perfect for cutting gardens and are often picked out of gardens and used in flower arrangements. Marigold – Marigolds can be found in yellow, orange, red or a combination of all colors. This type of flower... Read More

Accepting Donations…

— All of our winter vegetables are thriving, and still producing tomatoes and peppers on the vine! Oak Park Healthcare Center is accepting donations, especially hygiene products for the Children’s Shelter. The Children’s Shelter puts children first by providing a safe, trauma-focused place for children in crisis whether the need is for immediate shelter, residential treatment,... Read More

Employee of the Month: Alex

— Oak Park would like to recognize one of our certified occupational therapist assistants, Alex! Alex is our employee of the month because of his great personality and customer service. He is always willing to help anyone and everyone and he is a great motivator; motivating residents, guest and employees with his can do spirit! Alex... Read More

Valentine Games

— Famous Couples. Divide into two teams and give each a buzzer or similar type item. Announce the first half of the famous pair. You might say, “Romeo” and if one of the teams knows the match is “Juliet,” they will buzz in with their answer. Whoever has the most points wins! Several examples to get... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

— While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More

Send a Card to a Friend Day: February 7

— There is something special about a greeting card that nothing else can touch. They are lasting reminders of the relationships in your life, and there may be no better way to remember how much someone loved you and how much they meant to you. The best thing about the greeting card is that you can... Read More

Reduce Stress with More Vitamin C

— It’s all too easy to feel that you need to reach for the medicine cupboard when stress causes headaches and fatigue. Research shows that vitamin C is a healthy alternative to combat stress and may also have latent benefits such as preventing colds. Vitamin C may reduce both the physical and psychological effects suffered by... Read More

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

— Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More

January 29 is National Puzzle Day

— Jigsaw Puzzles: Food for the Mind, Heart, and Soul Jigsaw puzzles are normally viewed as learning toys. They can also do wonders for one’s mood and mind! What Educators Say Jigsaw puzzles can be “food for the brain,” professionals believe. At various phases, they stimulate the learning process. Continuous play enhances a person’s inherent ability... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month: Glaucoma, A Brief Overview

— Glaucoma is not a single disease, but a group of diseases that gradually steal eyesight without warning and oftentimes without any prior symptoms. The loss of vision occurs due to damage to the optic nerve. There are many forms of glaucoma, however, two are most prominent. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common... Read More