April is National Occupational Therapy Month

March 31, 2020 — Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with— injury, illness, or disability. These services may include: Offering seniors who are recovering from a stroke ways to resume independence Helping seniors recovering from injury to regain skills necessary to return... Read More

Corona virus (COVID-19) Update

March 5, 2020 — To Our Residents and Family Members: We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Sandy Park Development Center. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. At... Read More

Control Your Diabetes with these Tips

March 4, 2020 — Many seniors live with a health condition called diabetes. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type, but no matter what type you have, it causes the body to have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Use the suggestions below to help ease the struggle of living with diabetes. Quit smoking. Nicotine constricts your blood... Read More

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

March 4, 2020 — Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More

March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

March 4, 2020 — As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

Long-Term Care Administrators Week

March 4, 2020 — Join us in celebrating LTC Administrators Week from March 9-13, 2020! The administrator of a long-term care facility has many roles. Their primary duty is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, which can include: Supervising Resident Care The administrator works closely with the Director of Nursing and the nursing/clinical staff to ensure all... Read More

New Director of Nursing

February 5, 2020 — Sandy Park would like to give a BIG WARM WELCOME to our new Director of Nursing, Robin Wheeler, RN. It is our pleasure having Robin join our Sandy Park family, she brings with her many years of nursing experience, she will be a great asset to our team.

Pay it Forward

February 5, 2020 — Ever lose your phone and think you’re never going to find it? Well that’s what this couple Kathleen and Brian Ballou believed. They were visiting some family here in North Fort Myers and lost their phone at the park. Well thankfully, our very own Jojo found it and turned it in to our staff members.... Read More

Valentine Games

February 5, 2020 — Famous Couples. Divide into two teams and give each a buzzer or similar type item. Announce the first half of the famous pair. You might say, “Romeo” and if one of the teams knows the match is “Juliet,” they will buzz in with their answer. Whoever has the most points wins! Several examples to get... Read More