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Holiday

History of St Patrick’s Day

by Lois Etienne on March 16, 2013

in Holiday,Holidays,Lifestyle

Tweet Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. In the [...]

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Tweet “These are a few of my favorite things.”  As I get older, I reflect this time of year of my many blessings. I’m not where I thought I would be at this point in my life or who I thought I would be with but as I look back in time, with perspective, I [...]

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Tweet What are some of your favorite memories? Some of my most ‘feel good’ memories are listening to the sound of trains, singing at a Redskins football game (when I was 16), having babies and laughing until my cheeks and my sides hurt when I’m with my family. It’s funny though because my girls don’t [...]

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Tweet What are you most thankful for? This is something that I actually examine every now and then and have for years. I think it changes as we wander through the seasons of our own lives. I’ll always be grateful for my beautiful daughters and grandchildren. It’s interesting though, how our ‘thankfulness’ changes from being [...]

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Labor Day

by Lois Etienne on September 3, 2012

in Holiday,Lifestyle

Tweet Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor said, “All other holidays are in [...]

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Tweet You know that I’m not the biggest fan of nursing homes, mostly because I believe they’ve been over utilized without good cause. And I see the tide turning as the powers that be are realizing that being able to heal and recuperate at home beats going into a nursing home. That being said, they [...]

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Tweet Okay, it’s Valentines and I just wanted to share something a little different. Have you ever given someone a heart attack? Well, you might be thinking about that time you nearly killed your parents when you were a teenage…okay, let’s not go there. BUT, here’s a new, improved way to give someone a heart [...]

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Happy New Year!

by Lois Etienne on January 2, 2012

in Holiday,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet It’s the “New Year’s resolution” time of year again. I’ll spend this week making some suggestions for seniors to consider using as their New Year’s resolutions. 1) Visit your local senior center – If you haven’t been to your local senior center, check it out. Senior centers are alive with all sorts of activities [...]

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National Be A Santa To A Senior

by Lois Etienne on December 21, 2011

in Holiday,Holidays

Tweet Well, apparently Home Instead Senior Care’s Be A Santa To A Senior program made it on the NBC Nightly News Dec 17. This was from a HISC in Wisconsin but it was similar to our program. This year we had a ladies barbershop quartet and a local youth church choir perform, local school children [...]

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More “Santa To A Senior”

by Lois Etienne on December 17, 2011

in Holiday,Holidays

Tweet Here at Home Instead Senior Care, we were so blessed this year to be able to “gift” 119 seniors. On Tuesday, we took the giving party to Federal Way. We were joined by 4Funn, four ladies who sang Christmas carols in the barbershop quartet fashion. Verrazano’s provided a spaghetti dinner for everyone. On Wednesday, [...]

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