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.

Letter from the Administrator

May 2, 2020 — During the this covid-19 virus Sandy Park Development Center is following all Federal and State mandatory mandates to ensure continued quality care and the safety of our clients and staff. During this difficult time we appreciate the cooperation of friends and families under our “No Visitation” mandate. We will continue to ensure communication with your... Read More

Three Ways to Become a Super Person

March 31, 2020 — Have you seen the billboard with Christopher Reeve with the caption “Superman” underneath it? You might remember him for his timeless portrayal of Superman, but did you know after a life-changing accident, he led a tireless crusade on behalf of the disabled? Here are some of the qualities that made him so strong on and... Read More

How to Train Your Memory by Playing Scrabble – Scrabble Day is April 13

March 31, 2020 — The mental workouts we receive from games such as Scrabble are effective tools in boosting the power of your brain. Besides being a game that requires strategy skills, Scrabble allows players with good memories to have a higher probability of winning the game. The key to receiving points and ultimately winning is to form words... Read More

Find Fulfillment in Volunteering

March 31, 2020 — Perhaps this is one of the reasons so many retirees find such great joy in volunteering. When we leave a career, we sometimes need to find a new focus or passion in life. Having a sense of meaning and purpose is one of the major factors in aging successfully. Volunteering in the community gives us... Read More

Stress Awareness Month: Keep Stress to a Minimum

March 31, 2020 — Learning to cope with stress is important for all of us. Here are a few ways to relieve stress. Organize and clean your home and workspace. Place everything in a designated place and label it, so you will be able to find items when you are looking for them. This is a great way to... Read More