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Espanola Valley Closure

November 1, 2018 — Dear Friends and Family in Our Community, After careful and thoughtful consideration, the management team at Espanola Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation has made the difficult decision to permanently close our facility effective December 31st, 2018. Today is truly a sad day for the Espanola Valley Family, the Santa Fe community, the residents in our care... Read More

Diabetes Facts

October 31, 2018 — Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body is unable to properly control the amount of sugar in the blood due to the lack of the hormone insulin. It is estimated that over 18 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and of these 18 million it is estimated that nearly one third are unaware they... Read More

The Gratitude Attitude

October 31, 2018 — Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Here are some things you can do to make the Gratitude Attitude a firm fixture in your life. Create a Thank Bank. A Thank Bank is simply a place where you can jot down all the things that you are grateful for in your... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

October 31, 2018 — The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we can go through. It’s hard to experience the reversal of parent and child. The task of caring for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. It’s easy to begin to “hover” around them in... Read More

Nov. 12th is National Pizza Day

October 31, 2018 — The pizza pie is a ubiquitous symbol of both Italian cooking and Americana. Oven-baked, thin-crust or deep-dish, round or square, it is a common favorite throughout the United States, with a wide number of regional variations. The most traditional pie is the pizza Napolitano, or Neapolitan pizza. Made of strong flour, the dough is often... Read More

A Short History Lesson on Veterans Day

October 31, 2018 — The First World War was known as “the war to end all wars” and was a war with a large social and political impact on the world, even still today. Many men fought in the war, and while the United States entered the war late and suffered the fewest casualties of all of the participating... Read More

Energy Saving Tips

October 31, 2018 — Light bulbs: Use energy saving CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs) instead of the conventional incandescent light bulbs. CFLs only use one-quarter of the electricity and lasts years longer. Each CFL bulb contains 5mg of mercury so you will have an extra item to sort in the recycling bin. Dishes: Never load your dishes in a... Read More

Halloween Popcorn Balls

September 30, 2018 — Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs popped corn 1 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup of water 10 oz. granulated sugar 10 oz. brown sugar 6 oz. light corn syrup 1 tsp salt Directions: Pour the water into a saucepan then add the granulated sugar, syrup and brown sugar. Heat the mixture, stirring continuously, until the sugar is dissolved.... Read More

Discover The Origin of Halloween

September 30, 2018 — Why do we have a day that is supposed to do nothing but scare the dickens out of us? Why do we dress up like ghosts and goblins? These questions can be answered by looking back at the origin of Halloween. Over 2,000 years ago, the Celtics were a proud, fierce and combative tribe which... Read More

Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

September 30, 2018 — Room temperature: Keeping the temperature in your bedroom at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or below is recommended. Studies show that the body can better relax with temperatures at 70 degrees or slightly below. Reduce caffeine. The effects of caffeine last much longer than most people expect. The result is difficulty falling asleep. Studies have shown better... Read More