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January 2024

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Enjoy our new monthly bulletin from The Springs!

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Message from our C.E.O.     Chaim Herzberg

During the month of September I came across many wonderful initiatives that our team- members took upon themselves to enhance the lives of our residents. One of the most impressive ones was that many of our residents participated in Beauty Pageants across the state. I saw the smiles and vibrant looks in the eyes of everyone and it made me very proud to be part of The Springs of Arkansas. Whereas the majority of the world confines beauty to strictly looks and age, our team members grabbed onto the idea that beauty is truly presented in the grace that comes with a life well lived, is filled with happiness and excitement. It goes without saying that the residents indeed looked beautiful and well prepared for their entry into the pageants.

As we inch closer towards the winter, I look forward to the awesome programs that our team-members come up with to infuse the environment in our facilities with continued excitement and warmth. It may be getting chillier outside, but at The Springs of Arkansas we're just getting warmed up!!

Here's to a safe winter filled with jam-packed happiness and continued fulfillment in everything we do to enhance the lives of our residents!

Chaim

Message from our C.E.O. Chaim Herzberg

Dear Springs of Arkansas Family,

As we bid farewell to a remarkable year and welcome the promise of a new beginning, I find myself reflecting on the extraordinary journey we've undertaken together in 2023. It is with immense gratitude and pride that I extend my heartfelt New Year's greetings to each and every member of our exceptional team.

The backbone of The Springs of Arkansas lies in the dedication and passion of our team members across all our facilities, who are spread throughout the beautiful state of Arknsas. It is an honor beyond words to celebrate the hard work, resilience, and unwavering commitment of our incredible staff, who tirelessly serve in the noble field of nursing home care and rehabilitation.

This year, we recognize the shining stars among us. Erma Smith, your dedication has not gone unnoticed, and we are thrilled to announce you as our Employee of the Year. Your compassion and tireless efforts embody the very spirit of The Springs of Arkansas, and we are grateful to have you as a part of our family.

Carrie Smith, our Administrator of the Year, your leadership has been nothing short of inspiring. Your commitment to excellence and your ability to cultivate a supportive and empowering environment has left an indelible mark on our organization. Thank you for your outstanding contributions.

Creekside at The Springs, our Facility of the Year, stands as a testament to the high standards we strive to uphold. Your team's collective efforts have created a nurturing and uplifting space for our residents, setting an example for excellence in the nursing home industry.

As we stand on the cusp of 2024, I am filled with anticipation and excitement for the incredible journey that lies ahead. Together, we will continue to elevate the standards of care, support, and compassion that define The Springs of Arkansas. Our shared commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve remains unwavering.

Creekside at The Springs, our Facility of the Year, stands as a testament to the high standards we strive to uphold. Your team's collective efforts have created a nurturing and uplifting space for our residents, setting an example for excellence in the nursing home industry.

As we stand on the cusp of 2024, I am filled with anticipation and excitement for the incredible journey that lies ahead. Together, we will continue to elevate the standards of care, support, and compassion that define The Springs of Arkansas. Our shared commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve remains unwavering.

May the coming year bring us new challenges to conquer, moments of joy to savor, and opportunities to grow as individuals and as a family. Here's to a year filled with achievements, shared successes, and a continued sense of purpose.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year!

Warm regards,

Chaim

Christmas Highlights!

Employee of the Month & Rising Star

Days to Celebrate Together!

January Days to Celebrate!

National Day NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY | January 1

National Day NATIONAL HANGOVER DAY - January 1 Founded in 2015 by Marlo Anderson (National Day Calendar®) and by Keegan Calligar (Oven and Tap).

National Day NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY | First Monday in January

National Day NEW YEAR'S DAY - January 1

National Day NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY | January 2

National Day NATIONAL BUFFET DAY - January 2

National Day NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER AWARENESS DAY - January 2

National Day NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY - January 2

National Day NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY - January 3

National Day NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY | January 3

National Day NATIONAL MISSOURI DAY - January 4 Founded in 2017 by National Day Calendar® to recognize the date Missouri become the 24th state to join the union.

National Day NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY | January 4 Marlo Anderson is the founder of National Day Calendar®, do you know his favorite snack food?

National Day NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY | January 4

National Day NATIONAL KETO DAY - January 5 Founded in 2019 by National Day Calendar® and The Vitamin Shoppe.

National Day NATIONAL SCREENWRITERS DAY - January 5 Founded in 2016 by National Day Calendar® and ScreenwritingU.com.

National Day NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY | January 5

National Day NATIONAL BIRD DAY - January 5

National Day NATIONAL PLAY OUTSIDE DAY | First Saturday of Every Month

National Day NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY - January 6 Founded in 2016 by National Day Calendar® and AXEL.

National Day NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY | January 6

National Day NATIONAL BEAN DAY | January 6

National Day NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY - January 7 Founded in 2014 by National Day Calendar® and The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

National Day NATIONAL TEMPURA DAY | January 7

National Day NATIONAL CAREER COACH DAY | January 8 Founded in 2023 by National Day Calendar® and Career Benders.

National Day NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY - January 8 Founded in 2016 by National Day Calendar® and CeraVe Skincare.

National Day NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY - Second Monday in January

National Day NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY - January 8

National Day NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY | January 8

National Day NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY - January 8

National Day NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY - January 8

National Day NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY - January 9

National DayNATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY - Second Tuesday in January Founded in 2018 by National Day Calendar® and the Travel Technology Association.

National DayNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY - January 9

National DayNATIONAL APRICOT DAY - January 9

National Day NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY - January 9

National Day NATIONAL HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY - January 10

National Day SAVE THE EAGLES DAY - January 10

National Day NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY - January 10

National Day NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY - January 10

National Day NATIONAL ARKANSAS DAY - January 11 Founded in 2017 by National Day Calendar® to recognize the date Arkansas became the 25th state to join the union.

National Day NATIONAL STEP IN A PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY - January 11

National Day NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY - January 11

National Day NATIONAL MILK DAY - January 11

National Day KISS A GINGER DAY - January 12

National Day NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY - January 12

National Day NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY - January 12

National Day NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY - January 12

National Day KOREAN AMERICAN DAY - January 13

National Day NATIONAL STICKER DAY - January 13 Founded in 2015 by National Day Calendar® and StickerGiant.

National Day NATIONAL VISION BOARD DAY | Second Saturday in January Founded in 2015 by National Day Calendar®, Kellan Lutz and Ryan Daly.

National Day STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY - January 13

National Day NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY - January 13

National Day NATIONAL RUBBER DUCKY DAY - January 13

National Day NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY - Second Sunday in January

National Day RATIFICATION DAY - January 14

National Day NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY - January 14

National Day NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY - January 14

National Day NATIONAL BAGEL DAY - January 15

National DayNATIONAL BOOCH DAY - January 15 Founded in 2018 by National Day Calendar® and KeVita.

National DayMARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY - Third Monday in January

National Day NATIONAL STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM DAY - January 15

National Day NATIONAL HAT DAY - January 15

National Day NATIONAL WITHOUT A SCALPEL DAY - January 16 Founded in 2015 by National Day Calendar® and The Interventional Initiative.

National Day National DayNATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY - January 16

National Day NATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY - January 16

National Day NATIONAL NOTHING DAY - January 165

National Day NATIONAL CLASSY DAY - January 17

National Day NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER'S DAY Founded in 2015 by National Day Calendar and Infinium Spirits.

National Day NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY - January 17

National Day GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY | Third Thursday of Each Quarter

National Day NATIONAL THESAURUS DAY - January 18

National Day NATIONAL PEKING DUCK DAY - January 18

National Day NATIONAL WINNIE THE POOH DAY - January 18

National Day NATIONAL POPCORN DAY - January 19

National Day NATIONAL USE YOUR GIFT CARD DAY | Third Saturday in January Founded in 2020 by National Day Calendar® and Tilson PR.

National Day NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER'S DAY - January 20

National Day NATIONAL DISC JOCKEY DAY - January 20

National Day NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY - January 20

National Day NATIONAL HYALURONIC ACID DAY - January 21 Founded in 2022 by National Day Calendar® and La Roche-Posay.

National Day NATIONAL GRANOLA BAR DAY - January 21

National Day SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY - January 21

National Day NATIONAL HUGGING DAY - January 21

National Day NATIONAL POLKA DOT DAY - January 22

National Day NATIONAL SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE DAY - January 22

National Day CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY - January 22

National Day NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY - January 22

National Day NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY - January 23

National Day NATIONAL PIE DAY - January 23

National Day LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY | Fourth Wednesday in January

National Day NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY | January 24

National Day BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY - January 24

National Day NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY - January 24

National Day NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY - January 25 Founded by National Day Calendar® to recognize the date Florida became the 27th state in the union.

National Day NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY - January 25 Founded by National Day Calendar® to recognize the date Florida became the 27th state in the union.

National Day NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY - January 25 Founded by National Day Calendar® to recognize the date Florida became the 27th state in the union.

National Day NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY - January 25

National Day NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY - January 25

National Day NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY | Last Friday in January

National Day NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY | Last Friday in January Founded in 2016 by National Day Calendar® and Patty Sharkey.

National Day NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY - January 26 Founded in 2016 by National Day Calendar® and Evolution Fresh, a company of Starbucks.

National Day NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY - January 26

National Day NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY - January 26

National Day VIETNAM PEACE DAY - January 27

National Day HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY - January 27

National Day NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY | Last Saturday in January

National Day NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY | Last Saturday in January

National Day NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY - January 27

National Day NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY (Changes Annually) - January 27, 2024

National Day NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY - January 28 Founded in 2022 by National Day Calendar® and author Carole Mac.

National Day DATA PRIVACY DAY - January 28

National Day NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY - January 28

National Day NATIONAL KAZOO DAY - January 28

National Day NATIONAL BUBBLE WRAP DAY | Last Monday of January

National Day NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY - January 29

National Day NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY - January 29

National Day NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY | Last Tuesday in JanuaryFounded in 2018 by National Day Calendar® and the U.S. Travel Association

National Day NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY - January 30

National Day NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY - January 31

National Day INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY - January 31

National Day NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY - January 31

7 New Years Resolutions for Seniors!

As we usher in another year, it's the perfect time for individuals of all ages to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. For senior citizens, this is an opportunity to embrace new possibilities, focus on well-being, and continue to lead fulfilling lives. Here are seven New Year's resolutions tailored to the unique needs and desires of our beloved seniors.

1. Prioritize Health and Wellness: Make 2024 the year of personal well-being. Consider incorporating regular exercise, whether it's a daily walk, gentle yoga, or chair exercises. Consult with healthcare professionals to create a customized health plan that meets individual needs. Staying active contributes not only to physical health but also to mental and emotional well-being.

2. Embrace Technology: In the digital age, technology offers incredible opportunities for seniors to connect with loved ones, explore new hobbies, and access information. Resolve to become more tech-savvy this year—whether it's learning to use a tablet, joining virtual social groups, or staying in touch with family and friends through video calls. Technology can open up a world of possibilities and reduce feelings of isolation.

3Cultivate Social Connections: Social bonds are essential at every stage of life. Make a commitment to nurture existing relationships and forge new connections. Join local clubs, attend community events, or participate in group activities. Engaging with others not only fosters a sense of community but also contributes to emotional well-being.

4. Explore New Hobbies: Retirement provides the perfect opportunity to explore passions and interests that may have taken a back seat during the hustle and bustle of working life. Whether it's painting, gardening, reading, or learning a musical instrument, committing to a new hobby can bring immense joy and a sense of accomplishment.

5. Maintain a Balanced Diet: Good nutrition is crucial for overall health, and the new year is an excellent time to reassess dietary habits. Consider consulting with a nutritionist to create a well-balanced meal plan that aligns with individual health needs. A diet rich in nutrients can contribute to increased energy levels and improved overall health.

6. Mindfulness and Relaxation: The stresses of life don't magically disappear with age. Make it a resolution to incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques into daily routines. Whether it's practicing meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply taking moments to appreciate the present, these practices can contribute to a more peaceful and centered life.

7. Stay Informed and Engaged: Lifelong learning is a wonderful goal at any age. Seniors can resolve to stay informed about current events, explore new topics of interest, or enroll in classes—either online or at local community centers. Stimulating the mind through continued learning is a powerful way to maintain cognitive health and a sense of purpose.

As we step into the new year, let these resolutions guide us toward a year of personal growth, fulfillment, and joy. By focusing on health, connections, and personal enrichment, seniors can make the most of the opportunities that each day brings. Here's to a happy and healthy New Year for our cherished senior citizens!

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