Pretty Pinwheels! Exercise Use handmade or purchased pinwheels as an addition to Fitness Class. Encourage blowing them into a quick spin to promote lung strength, alternate arms to cross the pinwheels in front of the body rapidly enough to create spin or chair-dance with pinwheels to some different music selections.   Cooking As a no-cook […]

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Introduce a new art appreciation class for individuals who have dementia. The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA has a terrific program and at-your finger-tip-free resources. Famous contemporary paintings can be displayed on a TV screen for this program. (See the RTC News, Spring 2013) The MoMA’s Meet Me at the Museum program includes 12 modules, […]

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Take time to breathe! Research shows that one of the best things to do to alleviate stress is to take some deep breaths. Take in one soothing, deep, calm breath, and say to yourself “breathe in calm, peace, and joy.” As you slowly and gently release the exhalation, mentally say ‘breath out everything that does […]

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Wish List Here’s a bright as-a-tree-light idea! One of the best pieces of equipment to add to your recreation department is a laptop computer. If your department is not lucky enough to be given one as a holiday gift, consider raising funds for one. Or, request a laptop as a capitol expense for 2013. The […]

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Cinnamon Trivia 1.  True or False:  Cinnamon has as much antioxidant capacity as a full cup of pomegranate juice or a half-cup of blueberries. 2.  Cinnamon and honey combined have been found to relieve what kind of pain? 3.   True or False: Cinnamon comes from the bark of a tree native to Asia. 4. […]

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