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May 31: Save Your Hearing Day

May 5, 2019 — Hearing loss is the result of noise, aging, disease, and heredity. There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss is interference of sound waves traveling from the outer ear to the inner ear. This is causes by inner ear infections, fluid in the middle ear, excessive wax, damage to the... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

May 5, 2019 — National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More

What Is Osteoporosis?

May 5, 2019 — As we age, so do our bones. Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become brittle due to lack of proper levels of calcium. It can affect men and women, but mostly women. When bones lose calcium (or density) they become weakened and can be easily fractured or broken. The most common fractures occur in the hip,... Read More

May 12: Mother’s Day

May 5, 2019 — Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019 — The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is the Spanish term for the “fifth of May,” is commemorated in the United States and throughout Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday commemorates the victory over French invaders during the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. The U.S. observes the occasion to honor Mexican culture... Read More

Volunteering For A Charity

April 5, 2019 — If you want to help a charity and interested in doing something more than making a financial donation, why not consider volunteering? When choosing a charity, there are a few basic factors to consider. The charity you choose to volunteer for will determine which activities you will do. Think about what you can offer the... Read More

America’s Funniest Home Videos

April 5, 2019 — We take the phrase “WORK MADE FUN GETS DONE” very seriously here at Sandy Park. America’s Funniest Home Videos featured one of our very own, Mr. Terrance H. getting pranked by our Recreation staff Fabio R. and Lee F. along with our Human Resources Director Manny G. The episode was shown on March 10th on... Read More

April is Poetry Month: How to Write Poetry

April 5, 2019 — If you want to begin writing poetry, start today! It doesn’t matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will motivate you to greater creativity. Once you start the process, how do you improve it? Use nouns and verbs more than adjectives. Which is stronger: “She was as... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

April 5, 2019 — What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More

Activity Highlights

April 5, 2019 — Shout out to SPDC’s staff council who made the best nachos and boiled peanuts for our staff. We are looking forward to our next fun event and spreading lots of positive vibes throughout Sandy Park. SPPS- Sandy Parks Positive Squad Sandy Park welcomed a group of College students from Florida Gulf Coast University’s social and... Read More