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Reduce Stress with More Vitamin C

January 6, 2020 — It’s all too easy to feel that you need to reach for the medicine cupboard when stress causes headaches and fatigue. Research shows that vitamin C is a healthy alternative to combat stress and may also have latent benefits such as preventing colds. Vitamin C may reduce both the physical and psychological effects suffered by... Read More

Soup: A Meal In a Bowl

January 6, 2020 — Despite the shorter winter days, our schedules do not slow down. We tend to seek out hardy, quick to prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot choice as it’s often called a meal in a bowl. There are dozens of different healthy soups that you can make;... Read More

January 29 is National Puzzle Day

January 6, 2020 — Jigsaw Puzzles: Food for the Mind, Heart, and Soul Jigsaw puzzles are normally viewed as learning toys. They can also do wonders for one’s mood and mind! What Educators Say Jigsaw puzzles can be “food for the brain,” professionals believe. At various phases, they stimulate the learning process. Continuous play enhances a person’s inherent ability... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month: Glaucoma, A Brief Overview

January 6, 2020 — Glaucoma is not a single disease, but a group of diseases that gradually steal eyesight without warning and oftentimes without any prior symptoms. The loss of vision occurs due to damage to the optic nerve. There are many forms of glaucoma, however, two are most prominent. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) is the most common... Read More

How to Create the Perfect Story with Simple Scrapbook Journaling

January 6, 2020 — Scrapbook journaling is the inscription that goes with pictures in a scrapbook compilation. There are a variety of ways to create scrapbook journals, which include story-telling, script-writing, or use of fictional stories. The most typical way of scrapbook journaling is by writing the notes or comments by hand, but if your penmanship is hard to... Read More

Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

January 6, 2020 — Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your... Read More

Winter Sniffles: Allergies or the Common Cold?

January 6, 2020 — The cold days of winter bring most of us indoors for the year – and then the sniffles start up. Symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and sore throat are common during the winter months. These unpleasant symptoms can be evidence of a winter cold, but they can also mean indoor allergies. What are the causes of... Read More

Employees of the Month: Hope and Preston

December 4, 2019 — “I have been at Woodridge for fifteen years and I love what I do. I love working here for the residents. I am now a proud grandma of an 8-month-old baby girl named Leila Rose! I spend as much time as I can with her. My youngest daughter is attending school at Indiana University. I... Read More

Woodridge Family Holiday Tradition

December 4, 2019 — “My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Brunch with my family.” – Teresa T. “We always go around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights.” – Petrice C. “Me and my grandbabies do a gumdrop Christmas tree every year.” – Tonya C. “Every year, even though we’re 700 miles apart, I read my nephews Twas The... Read More

Resident of the Month

December 4, 2019 — We have chosen Jo S. as our resident of the month because of the great compassion she shows to her fellow residents. Upon admission Jo was adamant that she would not enjoy her stay at Woodridge and didn’t leave her room much. It wasn’t until staff found the perfect roommate that things began to turn... Read More