Simple Creative Twists to Tasty Summertime Staples

July 3, 2020 — At almost every cookout, picnic, and party during the summer you’ll find at least two commonplace food items: the hamburger and hotdog. If you look more closely, you might notice the traditional toppings of mustard, ketchup, cheese or relish – but rarely anything else. If you’re tired of the same old, boring burger or hot... Read More

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

July 3, 2020 — STAY COOL  Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place... Read More

July is Anti-Boredom Month

July 3, 2020 — Although many of us have spent the last couple months inside doing puzzles, coloring, and reading due to local shelter-in-place directives, July’s midday summer heat may continue to keep many of us cooling off inside. With so much time inside, some of us may be experiencing moments of boredom, but the good news is that... Read More

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

July 3, 2020 — Slow the spread of germs and respiratory diseases like COVID-19: Wash your hands often Use soap when available or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands Avoid close contact Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people Do... Read More

National Men’s Health Week: June 15-21

June 3, 2020 — The purpose of National Men’s Health Week is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of physical and mental disease among men.  It can sometimes be difficult to have your health checked routinely. According to CDC, women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and... Read More

Eat Healthy to Help Reduce Anxiety

June 3, 2020 — Due to necessary lifestyle requirements resulting from ever-changing health and safety guidelines, many people across the country are having to deal with significant anxiety. Anxiety is a normal reaction to change and stress, but when anxiety becomes excessive or irrational, it can become disabling. At this time, people often turn to food for comfort, causing... Read More

National Nursing Assistants Week: June 18-24

June 3, 2020 — Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide compassionate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical and residential settings. They assist with everything from bathing and dressing to the basic activities of life. CNAs frequently go above and beyond their professional duties by being supportive, dependable and helpful to residents. Our CNAs have the unique opportunity to develop close... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

June 3, 2020 — Be ALL YOU CAN BE AT SPDC! Be Helpful Be Caring Be Safe Be Consistent Be Kind Be Supportive Be Understanding Be Innovative Be Motivated Be Inspiring Be Humble Be Loyal  Be attentive Be Fair BE THE EXCEPTIONAL PERSON THAT PREVENTS COVID-19 AT SPDC!

Communicating With Loved Ones During Social Distancing

May 2, 2020 — There is nothing as valuable as one-on-one time with the people you love. With the current social distancing guidelines, you may need to get creative with how to stay in contact. Fortunately, there are many options to see loved ones when you can’t be in the same room, including apps like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and... Read More

Valentine’s Day Dinner

May 2, 2020 — Let us fill you in on some of the events we missed on the Newsletter, but not at Sandy Park. We held a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner for 6 special couples. They enjoyed a 4 course meal and dancing.