Grandparents Day: September 12

September 2, 2021 — 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 to 40, and great-grandmother to 15. Grandparents can have a profound effect on a child’s upbringing. Without the... Read More

National Indoor Plant Week

September 2, 2021 — National Indoor Plant Week is recognized during the third week of September and there is no better time to add a little flora to your home. If you are thinking about plant ownership but aren’t confident in the greenness of your thumb, worry not! Here is an introduction to different types of house plants that... Read More

Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

September 2, 2021 — Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

A Note on Classical Music

September 2, 2021 — The classical music era for the Western hemisphere extends from 1750 to 1830. The musicians most well known for music from this era are Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. You may be familiar with other famous composers, such as Bach Chopin, or Schubert but they may have risen to fame in the renaissance, baroque, romantic, nationalistic... Read More

Special Events

September 2, 2021 — Springfield Nursing and Rehab will participate in the Sorghum Festival held downtown Springfield this year. We will have a booth setup selling popcorn and cotton candy, with all proceeds going to our Activities Dept. Think of the fun they can have with new supplies. Also, be on the lookout for us, as will have a... Read More

Congrats!

September 2, 2021 — Congratulations is in order! Kudos to these ladies as they have dedicated many years of service to SNRC! We are blessed to have you as part of our team and here’s to many more years!

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day

August 9, 2021 — National Senior Citizens Day is a day to honor and show appreciation to our seniors. Write a letter, become pen pals, call/video chat or schedule a visit with elderly family members or friends to show your gratitude. Reminisce with them about their favorite childhood memories. Listen to their stories and recognize their accomplishments throughout their... Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 9, 2021 — This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases, like COVID-19, measles, whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia, among others through on-time vaccination. Throughout the month of August, you’re encouraged to talk to your physician, nurse, or... Read More

Several Ways to Improve Your Memory

August 9, 2021 — Getting plenty of exercise will help your memory. Exercise improves the blood flow throughout your body, including the brain. This can invigorate your mind and improve its ability to remember. Even a brief walk for ten minutes can increase your circulation. The fresh air wakes up the brain and keeps it alert, which improves its... Read More

Four Basic Rules for Effective Reading and Better Comprehension

August 9, 2021 — Try to read more and more. Remember the saying: Practice makes progress. Develop the habit of reading for main ideas. Know the main characters. Know how they help the plot or move along the story. Learn to read with focus and concentration. Think of what you are reading. Do not let your attention wander to... Read More