Monthly Archives : March 2015

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Parkinson’s Disease

  • Posted On March 27, 2015
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APRIL IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH!

National Parkinson Foundation History:

“When Mrs. Jeanne C. Levey founded the National Parkinson Foundation prior to 1957,* little was known about Parkinson’s disease. For 22 years, until her death at age 92, Jeanne Levey nurtured NPF and watched it grow, as more and more persons became

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Fall Prevention

  • Posted On March 6, 2015
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FALL PREVENTION:

“Each year, million of adults age 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.”

How big is the problem?

What outcomes are

Lilacs & Greensleeves: National Nutrition Month

  • Posted On March 6, 2015
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NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®. This annual event reinforces the importance of developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Community Partner Forever Active

FOREVER ACTIVE

“Forever Active specializes in Aging-In-Place Home Solutions. They promote safety and independence within the home environment for all individuals who want to maintain their active lifestyle. They provide products and services that are designed to minimize the impact aging and disability have on quality of life within the home

Lilacs & Greensleeves: March Holidays 2015

MARCH HOLIDAYS

ST PATRICK’S DAY: March 17, 2015

“Every year on March 17 the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron Saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Tips for Caregivers

  • Posted On March 6, 2015
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CAREGIVER TIPS – DON’T HELP TOO MUCH

“Even if they don’t admit it, people like to help themselves. Every time you do something for a person that the person could have done without help, there is a double loss. First, your effort may have been wasted. Second, the person has missed

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Daylight Saving Time 2015

  • Posted On March 6, 2015
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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

“March 8, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, time for moving the clocks one hour ahead. The exceptions are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Turkey Breast with Wild Rice & Cranberries

  • Posted On March 6, 2015
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SLOW-COOKER TURKEY BREAST STUFFED WITH WILD RICE AND CRANBERRIES

Ingredients:

4 cups cooked wild rice

3/4 cup finely chopped onion (1 large)

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1/3 cup slivered almonds

2 medium cooking apples, peeled or unpeeled, coarsely chopped (2 cups)

1 boneless whole turkey breast (4-5 lb) thawed if frozen

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, mix