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National Hot Dog Day

Jul 1, 2019 — On July 17, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More

July is World Watercolor Month

Jul 1, 2019 — Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. If you have the desire to paint, you should try to develop your skill. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or a kid, learning how to paint is not that difficult especially if you put your heart into it. While you’re trying to find a... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Jul 1, 2019 — Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Jul 1, 2019 — Researchers from Harvard University recently announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that lutein... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Jul 1, 2019 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

Safeguard Your Skin

Jun 3, 2019 — The harshness of summer can take its toll on our skin’s condition. Use these simple tips to safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body. Inside: Drink water steadily throughout the day. In hot weather, you’ll need more water as your body will use additional water to regulate your body temperature. If... Read More

Employee of the Month

Jun 3, 2019 — Our employee of the month is Ms. Gylissa Thomas. Gylissa has been with Briarwood since July of 2018 coming in the door being compassionate humble, very hard working and a great team player going above and beyond the call of duty. Her favorite pastime is entertaining her family and friends and working her ultimate goal... Read More

National Safety Month: Medication Safety

Jun 3, 2019 — Medication errors can occur in a medical center, senior living facility, or at home. Hospitals, pharmacies, and facilities have checks in place to minimize medication errors. When getting a refill or a new prescription, be sure to verify: Your name is on the bottle. The name of the doctor. The name of the medication, since... Read More

Staff Appreciation Day

Jun 3, 2019 — Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation would like to take the time to recognize all staff for all of their hard work. In order to show our staff appreciation for all of the staff we will be celebrating on May 31from 1-3 please come out and fellowship lunch will be served. Thanks once again for all of... Read More

Short-term Therapy Success

Jun 3, 2019 — Mr. Greenbaum came to Briarwood on 4-18-19 with the goal of returning home to the community to reintegrate into his social life. He came to Briarwood after a stay in the local hospital with low endurance and oxygen dependency. He is now able to return home walking 200ft. with a rolling walker; although patient remains... Read More