October 14 is Dessert Day: Five Simply Delicious Dessert Hacks

October 8, 2019 — There may not be a better dessert than a mouth-watering slice of pie fresh from the oven, but serving your pie with a dollop of whipped cream, or “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, may dress up this treat. Add a dash of creativity and a simple pie becomes a true... Read More

Fall Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

September 7, 2019 — Supplies needed: a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of the shortening with 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. (Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.) Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the... Read More

Happy 25th Anniversary

September 7, 2019 — A big CONGRATULATIONS to Ana B. our Housekeeping Supervisor, who has been a part of Sandy Park for 25 years! We celebrate you and all your hard work and dedication to Sandy Park and our residents! In this picture along with our Administrator, Dr. James, is Millie, our Dietary Manager who has been with us... Read More

Zumba Class

September 7, 2019 — We’d like to say a big “THANK YOU” to Lori Benton. Lori has brought the party to Sandy Park! As part of Lee Health and Special Olympics, Lori came to Sandy Park to do Zumba Class with our residents. We have enjoyed her class so much. Can’t wait to have her back!! Lori has Zumba... Read More


September 7, 2019 — Karina, our PT/OT Aide has welcomed a new baby boy! Baby Elias Santiago was born on July 23rd weighing 8lbs 1oz. Mom and baby are doing wonderful, he’s already made a special trip to Sandy Park to meet all the anxious people wanting to see him!

The History of Grandparents Day

September 7, 2019 — National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother... Read More

Flowers – One of Life’s Small Pleasures

August 5, 2019 — Everyone loves to get flowers – they’re a great gift that you can put on display in your house, reminding you for a week or so of the person who gave them to you. More than that, they can be beautiful things in themselves, even if you buy them for yourself. Today you can order... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

August 5, 2019 — When you think classical American dessert, banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert... Read More

National I Love My Feet Day! is August 17th

August 5, 2019 — A national holiday to celebrate feet might seem like a stinker at first, but on August 17th let’s all remove our socks and shoes anyway, and contemplate all our feet do for us. From faithfully helping us move about our day-to-day life, to dancing, running, and swimming, our feet are there with us every step... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

August 5, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brain power is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to... Read More