Winter Sniffles: Cold? Or flu?

January 3, 2023 — Influenza (flu) and the common cold are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by influenza viruses only, whereas the common cold can be caused by a number of different viruses, including rhinoviruses, parainfluenza, and seasonal coronaviruses. Seasonal coronaviruses should not be confused with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that... Read More

It’s Okay to Be Different!

January 3, 2023 — During the month of January, we celebrate National “It’s Okay to be Different” Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon for people to feel self-conscious or insecure when it comes to things that set them apart from one another. No two people are the same. We all have different names, hobbies, skills, backgrounds and personalities, which are... Read More

National Activities Professional Week

January 3, 2023 — January 23-27 is National Activities Professional Week, where we recognize our Activity Directors who plan and schedule a variety of fun and engaging events, outings, activities and entertainment. Please take a moment during this week to let our Activities Professionals know how much we appreciate them!

Bite-Size Kernels of Popcorn Facts

January 3, 2023 — Did you know… Americans consume approximately 13 billion quarts of popcorn a year. More than any country in the world! Nebraska, also known as one of the “corn belt states,” leads in the production of popcorn for the United States. The word “corn” in Old English meant “grain.” When Native Americans introduced their most common... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 3, 2023 — Please join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2023! This federal holiday celebrates the legacy and achievements of Dr. King, which include his role in nonviolent activism and protesting racial discrimination throughout the United States.

Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day is January 11!

January 3, 2023 — Code fanatics and history buffs know that Morse code is a method of telecommunication used to encode messages in a sequence called dashes and dots — or dits and dahs — which sound like long and short beeps. Morse code is named for its creator Samuel Morse in the 1830s, and became pivotal during the... Read More

December Activities!

December 1, 2022 — December has lots of fun activities planned! Dates to remember: 12/8 National Brownie Day (Gayle’s Yummy Homemade Brownies) 12/10 @ 10:00 AM Christmas Concert by Marion Counties Idols Magnolia Vale with Cookies and Hot Chocolate. 12/20 @ 4:30 PM Story Time with Mrs. Claus (Staff Children and Children of the community enjoy Christmas Stories read... Read More

Congratulations are in order!

December 1, 2022 — Congratulations are in order! Mary Hyneck named our Springfield Nursing and Rehab Employee of the month! Mary goes above and beyond for our residents each and every day and we are so blessed to have her on our team!

November Activity Highlights

December 1, 2022 — The residents enjoyed the Annual Pumpkin Patch again this year. They were able to hand select the perfect pumpkin from the patch, all while enjoying some warm apple cider and snacks. The fun didn’t stop there though as they had just as much fun decorating their pumpkins! Did we mention that we love fall around... Read More

Greeting Card Ornament Crafts

November 30, 2022 — Advanced: Cut out your favorite Christmas card images and mount them to wooden craft shapes (ornament, star, heart, diamond) with glue. For an older finish, varnish them, then drill a small hole at the top, and finally loop festive ribbons through to hang. Moderate: You can also cut out your favorite images from cards, use... Read More