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June 2024

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Message from our C.E.O. Chaim Herzberg

Dear Team,

As we embrace the beautiful month of June, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past month and celebrate our collective achievements and upcoming events.

First and foremost, I hope you are all enjoying the amazing and beautifully designed fanny packs that each of you received. These fanny packs are not just a token of appreciation but also a symbol of our unity and shared dedication to providing excellent care to our residents. We’ve already seen how handy they are in your daily routines, and it’s wonderful to see them being put to good use.

Last month, we honored Memorial Day with heartfelt services at many of our facilities. It was a profound opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped organize these meaningful events. Your efforts ensured that our residents and their families felt the respect and gratitude they deserve on this solemn day.

In May, we also celebrated Nurses Week and Nursing Home Week, two significant occasions that highlight the incredible work and dedication of our staff. Nurses Week was a special time to recognize our nursing staff for their tireless efforts, compassion, and professionalism. Each of you plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of our residents, and we are profoundly grateful for your commitment.

Nursing Home Week was equally important, as we celebrated the unique community that we’ve built together. It was a week filled with joy, activities, and moments that reminded us why we love what we do. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making these celebrations a success, from planning events to participating with enthusiasm.

As we move forward, let’s continue to support one another and work together to create a positive and nurturing environment for our residents. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed, and together, we will continue to make The Springs of Arkansas a place of comfort, care, and compassion.

Thank you for everything you do.

With warmest regards,

Chaim Herzberg

Employee of the Month & Rising Star

Days to Celebrate in June!

1 International Childrens Day🥛 World Milk Day🐠 World Reef Day USA: National Go Barefoot Day USA: National Hazelnut Cake Day USA: National Heimlich Maneuver Day USA: National Penpal Day USA: National Say Something Nice Day USA: National Trails Day United Kingdom: Volunteers’ Week United Nations: Global Day of Parents
2 Canada: Canadian Armed Forces Day USA: National Bubba Day USA: National Rocky Road Day USA: National Cancer Survivor’s Day
3 World Clubfoot Day World Cider Day🚴 World Bicycle Day USA: National Chocolate Macaroons Day USA: National Repeat Day USA: National Leave The Office Early Day USA: National Fishing and Boating Week United Kingdom: National BBQ Week
4 Finland: Flag Day of the Finnish Defence Forces International Corgi Day Romania: Treaty of Trianon🧀 USA: National Cheese Day USA: National Cognac Day USA: National Old Maids Day USA: National Hug Your Cat Day United Nations: Child Victim Day
5 Denmark: Father’s Day🏃 Global Running Day USA: National Gingerbread Day USA: Women Chiropractors Day🍅 USA: National Ketchup Day United Kingdom: The Big Lunch United Nations: Illegal Fishing Day United Nations: World Environment Day
6 World Pest Day USA: National Applesauce Cake Day USA: National Drive In Movie Day USA: National Gardening Exercise Day USA: National Yo-Yo Day USA: National Higher Education Day United Nations: Russian Language Day
7👨🏿🏫 Botswana: Botswana Teachers Day USA: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day USA: National VCR Day USA: National Doughnut Day USA: National Gun Violence Awareness Day United Kingdom: National Fish and Chip Day
8 Slovenia: Primož Trubar Day USA: National Best Friends Day USA: National Name Your Poison Day USA: National Upsy Daisy Day USA: National Rosé Day United Kingdom: World Gin Day United Nations: World Oceans Day
9 Father’s Day International Archives Day USA: National Donald Duck Day USA: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
10 USA: National Ballpoint Pen Day USA: National Black Cow Day USA: National Herbs and Spices Day USA: National Iced Tea Day USA: National Egg Roll Day
11 World Jaguar Day USA: National Corn on the Cob Day USA: National German Chocolate Cake Day
12 Brazil: Lovers’ Day Superman Day✡️ Israel: Shavout USA: National Jerky Day USA: National Loving Day USA: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day USA: National Red Rose Day USA: Women Veterans Day United Nations: World Day Against Child Labour
13 USA: National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day USA: National Sewing Machine Day USA: National Weed your Garden Day USA: National Career Nurse Assistants Day United Nations: International Albinism Awareness Day
14🛀 International Bath Day USA: National Bourbon Day USA: National Flag Day USA: National Pop Goes the Weasel Day🍰 USA: National Strawberry Shortcake Day United Nations: World Blood Donor Day
15 Denmark: Day of Valdemar and Reunion day International Working Animal Day🤹 World Juggling Day USA: National Smile Power Day USA: Nature Photography Day🍺 United Kingdom: National Beer Day United Kingdom: King’s Birthday United Nations: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16 Father’s Day Botswana: International Day of the African Child USA: National Fudge Day United Nations: International Day of Family Remittances
17🕋 Eid Al Adha USA: National Apple Strudel Day USA: National Cherry Tart Day USA: National Eat Your Vegetables Day USA: National Stewart’s Root Beer Day United Nations: Desertification Day
18 USA: National Go Fishing Day USA: National Splurge Day United Kingdom: International Picnic Day United Kingdom: International Sushi Day United Nations: Sustainable Gastronomy Day
19 China: Father’s Day USA: National Martini Day USA: Juneteenth United Nations: Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Day
20 Summer solstice Poland: National Day of the Silesian Uprisings USA: American Eagle Day USA: National Ice Cream Soda Day USA: National Vanilla Milkshake Day USA: National Dump the Pump Day USA: Anne & Samantha Day United Kingdom: Clean Air Day United Nations: World Refugee Day
21🎵 Make Music Day National Selfie Day World Lambrusco Day Stereoscopy Day National Take Back the Lunch Break Day USA: National Daylight Appreciation Day USA: National Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day🐶 USA: National Take Your Dog To Work Day🐄 USA: National Wagyu Day United Nations: International Day of Yoga
22 USA: National Chocolate Eclair Day USA: National Onion Rings Day United Kingdom: Windrush Day
23 Canada: National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism Poland: Father’s Day in Poland USA: National Pecan Sandies Day USA: National Pink Day United Nations: International Widows Day United Nations: Public Service Day
24 Brazil: Festa Junina Peru: Inti Raymi USA: National Pralines Day
25 Croatia: Croatian Independence Day USA: National Catfish Day USA: National Leon Day USA: National Strawberry Parfait Day United Nations: Day of the Seafarer
26 USA: National Chocolate Pudding Day USA: National Beautician’s Day United Kingdom: Reserves Day United Nations: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking United Nations: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
27 National Bingo Day🍍 International Pineapple Day Turkmenistan: Day of Culture and Artists USA: National Orange Blossom Day USA: National Sunglasses Day USA: National PTSD Awareness Day USA: National Handshake Day United Nations: Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
28 New Zealand: Matariki Serbia: St. Vitus’ Day USA: National Insurance Awareness Day USA: National Paul Bunyan Day USA: National Food Truck Day
29 World Industrial Design Day USA: National Almond Buttercrunch Day📷 USA: National Camera Day USA: National Waffle Iron Day United Kingdom: Armed Forces Day United Nations: International Day of the Tropics
30 Social Media Day☦️ Eastern Orthodox All Saints Day🌠 USA: National Meteor Watch Day United Nations: International Asteroid Day

5 Great Outdoor Activities to do with Seniors!

5 Great Activities to Enjoy with Seniors in Nice Weather

As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to engage seniors in outdoor activities that are enjoyable, safe, and beneficial for their well-being. Spending time outdoors can enhance mood, provide gentle exercise, and offer a change of scenery. Here are five simple activities to enjoy with seniors in nice weather:

1. Gardening

Gardening is a fantastic activity that offers numerous benefits for seniors. It can be as simple as planting flowers in pots or more involved, like maintaining a vegetable garden. Gardening provides a sense of purpose, encourages physical activity, and allows for social interaction if done in groups. Plus, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Tips for Safe Gardening:

  • Use lightweight tools designed for seniors.
  • Provide comfortable seating options.
  • Ensure proper hydration and sun protection.

2. Walking

A leisurely walk is one of the best activities for seniors. It’s low-impact, promotes cardiovascular health, and can be done almost anywhere. Whether it’s a stroll around the neighborhood, a nearby park, or even a botanical garden, walking allows seniors to enjoy fresh air and scenic views.

Tips for Safe Walking:

  • Choose flat, even surfaces to walk on.
  • Encourage the use of supportive footwear.
  • Keep the walks short and rest frequently if needed.


3. Picnicking

A picnic is a delightful way to spend time outdoors and enjoy a meal in a new setting. It’s an opportunity for seniors to socialize, reminisce, and enjoy delicious food in the company of friends or family.

Tips for a Perfect Picnic:

  • Choose a shaded area with comfortable seating.
  • Pack easy-to-eat and nutritious snacks.
  • Bring along games or activities like cards or board games.

4. Bird Watching

Bird watching can be a relaxing and rewarding activity for seniors. It’s an excellent way to connect with nature and enjoy the serene environment. Provide a pair of binoculars and a bird guidebook to make the experience more engaging.

Tips for Enjoyable Bird Watching:

  • Set up in a location with a variety of birds.
  • Bring comfortable seating.
  • Encourage the keeping of a bird-watching journal.


5. Outdoor Tai Chi or Yoga

Gentle exercises like Tai Chi or yoga can be very beneficial for seniors, promoting flexibility, balance, and relaxation. Practicing these activities outdoors adds the benefit of fresh air and a natural setting, enhancing the overall experience.

Tips for Safe Practice:

  • Choose a flat, grassy area for comfort.
  • Use mats or blankets for added support.
  • Ensure a slow, gentle pace suitable for all participants.

Conclusion

Engaging seniors in outdoor activities during nice weather can significantly enhance their quality of life. These activities not only promote physical health but also provide mental stimulation and emotional well-being. By incorporating these simple and enjoyable activities, caregivers and loved ones can help seniors make the most of the beautiful weather while staying active and connected.

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