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October 13th is National Train Your Brain Day: Sudoku

Oct 1, 2018 — Sudoku is a puzzle craze sweeping the nation. Many people refer to this challenging game as the new Rubix Cube. It’s difficult to forget the six-sided and six colored square, but Sudoku is doing just that. If you think that Sudoku is a new game, you would be incorrect. In fact, it was created in 1979... Read More

Physical Therapy Exercises

Oct 1, 2018 — Physical therapy exercises are intended to restore strength and endurance, increase the range of movement, and also improve balance and coordination. To increase the effectiveness, physical therapists use physical therapy exercises treatment along with external stimulations such as heat, coldness, ultrasound, electricity, infrared or UV light, traction, water, and massage. All are applied externally to... Read More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 1, 2018 — What is breast cancer? Breast cancer occurs when cells in our breast grow out of control creating tumors that cause damage to the nearby tissues. The tumors which are cancerous are known as malignant tumors and can cause a lot of damage to the body. Breast cancer has always been a dreaded disease, but in... Read More

Gourmet’s Corner

Aug 31, 2018 — Peach Cobbler Melt one stick butter in a pan. Add one can of peaches. Sift one cup flour. One & one- half teaspoon of baking powder. One-half teaspoon salt. Two cups of sugar. Stir in three-fourth cups milk into the flour mixture. Pour peaches & butter into a baking dish. Pour cake mixture over peaches.... Read More

It’s the End of Summer, So Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

Aug 31, 2018 — Labor unions were the first to celebrate the beginning of the Labor Day tradition in the U.S. A union leader by the name of Peter McGuire originated the idea of setting aside a day for workers to gather in unity. On September 5, 1882, the inaugural Labor Day parade was held in New York City,... Read More

August Employees of the Month

Aug 31, 2018 — This month we have three employees that we are recognizing for the month of August. Barbara Smith has been chosen for the dietary department. She has been here at Briarwood for 11yrs And 3yrs with HCSG as the evening cook. She enjoys her job stating ”It gives me joy to know that the residents like... Read More

Upcoming Events

Aug 31, 2018 — September 7, 2018 Giving special honor to the Grandparents September 14, 2018 Pre-Mexican Independence Day celebration

Hot Weather Fun: Summertime Vase

Jul 31, 2018 — A simple vase can be made from a soup can. Be sure to file off any sharp spurs on the inside opening. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit around the sides of the can. This will be glued to the outside of the can, but first it needs to be decorated. Decorate your... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Jul 31, 2018 — Dear families, Please add all personal belongings (Clothes, TV, etc) to your loved one inventory sheet (this can be found on their chart, you will have to ask the nurse for it). Make sure if they have a TV, be sure to add make model including the serial number. Please make sure all clothing is... Read More