In many parts of the United States, January contains short days, and harsh air. Though it may be difficult, keeping active year round is one of the most important ways to reduce one’s risk of cancer and other health issues. National Healthy Weight Week is celebrated on the third week of January and encourages Americans … Continue reading “National Healthy Weight Week”
Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center is happy to announce we are sponsoring a live interactive webinar for continuing education credits for Social Workers & Certified Case Managers in Connecticut through Jenerations Health Education, Inc. Joanna Frankel MSW, LCSW-C of Jenerations Health Education, Inc. will present Maintaining Professionalism in the Face of Danger: Strategies for Best Serving … Continue reading “Social Workers & Certified Case Managers Webinar”
About 36,000 units of red blood cells and 7,000 units of platelets are needed every single day in the U.S. Blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays, which makes National Blood Donor Month in January a critical time. Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According … Continue reading “National Blood Donor Month”
National Folic Acid Awareness Week seeks to spread awareness about the importance of folic acid. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin called vitamin B9. Folic acid helps the body produce and maintain new cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.
In the time of COVID-19, senior homes have had to close their doors to visitors. Visiting a location gives first-hand experience of the personalized care we provide our residents and the positive atmosphere our hard-working team creates to ensure all our residents are happy. In order to give this experience while keeping our residents safe, … Continue reading “Whitney’s Virtual Tour”
Practicing good hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Germs can get onto hands if people touch any object that has germs on it. It may be because someone coughed or sneezed on it or it was touched by some other contaminated object. When these germs get onto hands and are … Continue reading “Handwashing Awareness Week”
According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Disability, 15 percent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Of the over 1 billion, it’s estimated 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical … Continue reading “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”
Congratulations to our eldest resident, Anita Murphy! Anita is 108 years old and a survivor of COVID-19. At her age, she has lived through two pandemics and is quite possibly the oldest known COVID-19 survivor in the United States. We are so proud of her strength, once again congratulations Anita!