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Pretend to be a Time Traveler

“Wait a minute doc, are you telling me you built a time machine . . .

Do you remember this line from the movie “Back to the Future”? This was a fun movie from 1985 with a premise that you could go back in time. Today we are using our imagination as we observe Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day.

The possibility of time travel has been around for a long time.  In India, one of two major Sanskrit epics has King Raviata Kadkumi going to heaven then returning to find that many ages have gone by.  Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843 and has Ebenezer traveling forwards and backwards.  In 1895 H.G. Wells wrote “The Time Machine” and in 1963 the BBC produced “Dr. Who, a tale of a professional time traveler.”

Private Home Health Care understands that as we age we can long for the people in our lives who are no longer with us.  Take some time today and this week to remember and share good memories.  Think about what it would be like to go back in time.  Who would we visit? What would we say to them? What would we do?

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Pearl Harbor Day

Today is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  We remember the more than 2,400 people who died in the attack on this day in 1941.  Each year since then this day has been commemorated.  We must never forget the sacrifices made during those years of war. 

On this day, Private Home Health Care will be taking time to remember those heroes.  We are thankful for our freedoms that were protected.

One way to show appreciation is by sending a care package to those currently serving our country.  You might find an organization in your community that can help you.

May we never forget.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This day was created to highlight the challenges faced by people with disabilities.  The goal is to understand the challenges so that we can be more compassionate and understanding.

Private Home Health Care understands that people with disabilities have much to offer and can be valued members of society.  We strive for equal opportunities for all. 

We hope on this day people with disabilities can find acceptance and appreciation in our community and across our world.

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Eat a Red Apple Day

Do you remember Johnny Appleseed and his love for planting apple trees?

On this day we remember the magnificent trees Johnny planted and the delicious red apples that grow from them.

Talk about a healthy snack!   Eating an unpeeled apple gives you 5 grams of dietary fiber and  Vitamins C, K, B6, A and E.Other benefits include supplies of  Potassium, Folate, Calcium and Magnesium. There’s a bonus too as they are low in calories!

Those of us at Private Home Health Care will be eating a red apple today.  We hope others will enjoy one too!

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Hanukkah

Private Home Health Care would like to wish our Jewish friends a very Happy Hanukkah.

Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, started on sundown last night.  The holiday lasts for 8 days. It celebrates when the Maccabee people rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors to take back the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

The miracle happened as the work began for the rededication of the Temple.  There was only enough uncontaminated oil to last for one day.   The oil lasted for a total of eight days which allowed enough time to prepare more oil.  This is seen as a true miracle by the Jewish people.

May this be a blessed holiday for our Jewish friends.

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Thanksgiving

On this day before Thanksgiving, Private Home Health Care would like to express their gratitude to all of our caregivers and to the people and communities that we serve.

We understand that life can be difficult at times.  It can be hard to be thankful.  Our caregivers work to care for the body and the spirit.  We hope that this provides comfort.

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for each other and we wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving?

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National Game and Puzzle Week

It’s the week of Thanksgiving but did you also know that it’s a week of games and puzzles!! 

Many families gather together this week for the holiday.  It’s the perfect time to play a favorite or new game or build a puzzle.  

There are so many different games.  Find some that work for age groups like Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, Jenga, Apples to Apples or Monopoly.  Charades is a great group game that many ages can enjoy and it’s usually good for a few laughs.

The word puzzle comes from a French term that means to bewilder or confound.  This explains jigsaw puzzles which can trick and confound your brain.  Try a jigsaw puzzle with your family.  Choose from one for school kids or more challenging ones for the older, more seasoned puzzle builders.  

Private Home Health Care hopes you can find time during this holiday to play some games and build some puzzles with your family.  It’s a great way to bond, have fun and feel young at heart.

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Baklava

Is your mouth watering for this deliciously sweet dessert?  

Baklava is a Mediterranean dessert that has been around for centuries.  In the early days it was considered a dessert for the rich.  Nowadays it is popular all over and many countries have their own versions.  Those countries include Lebanon, Armenia, Turkey and Greece.

Festivals and special occasions are where you can often find baklava served.  At Private Home Health Care we enjoy making baklava and sharing it with friends.

We use Phyllo dough, butter, honey and nuts.  It can take a while to make but the end result is absolutely scrumptious!

Try this recipe and share it: Greek Baklava Recipe

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Govardhan Pyja

Diwali is the biggest and most important holiday in India and lasts 5 days.  It is a festival of lights.  Clay lamps are lit outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. 

Govardhan Puja is a holiday celebrated on the fourth day of Diwali.  The day represents when Lord Krishna was triumphant over Lord Indra, the Hindu God of War. Lord Krishna lifted Govarhan hill to shelter his people according to Hindu mythology.

Govardhan Puja means “a pile of grain” and this day is to express a true love of nature which is part of Lord Krishna’s teachings. 

We at Private Home Health Care believe in honoring all faiths and we love to learn and share festivals and holy days of different faiths.

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National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

A warm cup of chicken soup can cheer a person from the inside out.  The heat of the cup warms the body and the smell can radiate goodness.

Private Home Health Care wants you to use this day to celebrate the person you are and the road you took to get there.  It’s a day to nurture yourself and celebrate your uniqueness.  

Try telling an uplifting story to a friend or family member, read a good book, or take a casual stroll.  As we age we have more to reflect on and celebrate our journey through life so make the most of this today.

We wish everyone a joyful and inspiring day.  Be sure to give yourself a hug.

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