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January 29 is National Puzzle Day

December 29, 2017 — 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

Super Oatmeal Cookies

December 29, 2017 — Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 teaspoons cinnamon 2 cups vegetable shortening 1 cup peanut butter 4 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup milk 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups raisins 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped... Read More

Tips To Relax Quickly

December 29, 2017 — Give someone a hug. As long as it’s from somebody you don’t mind hugging, this can be very relaxing. Breathe deep through your nose. Close your eyes and pay attention only to your breathing while doing this. Five slow deep breaths is like a mini-meditation. Take a walk. Walking is one of the best relaxation... Read More

Cheer Up Your Windows This Winter With a Garden!

December 29, 2017 — When winter sets in and nips at your toes, don’t let the winter blues stop your love for gardening outdoors… simply bring it in indoors! Try this wonderful winter gardening remedy: Your windowsill is the perfect place for starting a seasonal indoor garden that can sustain your gardener’s soul, warm your heart and enhance meals... Read More

Set Yourself Up For Success This New Year

December 29, 2017 — It’s 2018 and, as usual, you’ve probably made some New Year’s resolutions. Why not make a fresh start this year and follow this simple three step process? It’s easy, effective and very practical. STEP 1: Acknowledge Your Achievements Reflect and write down your answers to the following questions: My biggest achievements in 2017 were… Some... Read More

Resident of the Month: Marcia G.

December 29, 2017 — Mrs. Marcia was born in Beaumont Texas. She graduated from Charlton Pollard High School. Marcia was a radio announcer; she is also a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She has been a resident at The Oaks for 7 years. She enjoys all activities; her favorite activities include basketball and church. Marcia has one... Read More

Make Resolutions That Matter

December 4, 2017 — Turning over the calendar is a great time to make personal resolutions for the coming year. Resolutions can be made throughout the year, but if you have been thinking about several new ones for the coming year, here are tips to not only help you make resolutions, but to keep them! I Resolve To… Okay,... Read More

Overcome Your Winter Depression

December 4, 2017 — In North America, it is estimated that 50 to 60 percent of the population is affected by winter depression. There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that arise, from a change in sleep patterns to weight gain. This means about half of the people you know are depressed in the wintertime! People who live in... Read More

Holiday Crafts

December 4, 2017 — Bead Garlands: You will need some string or plastic cord, a whole lot of beads, some scissors, and some glue. Cut the string or cord to the desired length, and thread it through the first bead. Tie a knot around that bead, and add some glue to keep it secure. Now add the rest of... Read More

Why Crafts Are A Wonderful Holiday Gift Idea

December 4, 2017 — Crafts are almost always cherished more than store-bought items, and many options are available to create for that special someone. Try your hand at the following types of craft work: Needle work, including sewing, embroidery, or other such needle arts. Depending on the occasion, you may choose something small, such as cloth napkins and potholders... Read More