Summer Begins

The Arrival of Summer: Embracing the Sun As the calendar flips to June, there’s a palpable shift in the atmosphere. Summer has arrived, bringing with it longer days, warmer nights, and a sense of renewed energy. This season, often synonymous with freedom and adventure, offers a unique blend of relaxation and excitement. The Allure of…

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Nursing Home Week

Nursing Home Week As the calendar turns to Nursing Home Week, it’s time to celebrate the unsung heroes of our communities – the dedicated individuals who make life brighter and better for our elderly loved ones. From caregivers to nurses, administrators to volunteers, Nursing Home Week is a time to honor their tireless dedication and…

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National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week In a world often overshadowed by glamour and fame, there exists a group of unsung heroes whose dedication and compassion know no bounds. National Nurses Week, celebrated annually from May 6th to May 12th, is a time to honor and recognize these extraordinary individuals who tirelessly devote themselves to the well-being of…

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Passover

Passover Introduction Passover, known as Pesach in Hebrew, is a cherished Jewish holiday that celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. With its rich traditions and symbolic rituals, Passover offers a profound opportunity for reflection, connection, and celebration. History and Significance Passover traces its origins back thousands of years to the biblical…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been designated on January 27th. This international memorial day honors the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. In addition, this day puts light to the history of Auschwitz concentration camp being…

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Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

2023 is here, and this is the time to reflect on the past year we have all had in 2022, and take those lessons with us into the new year. This year has had trials and tribulations for us all. We can all look back on the year we’ve experienced appreciate all of the wonderful…

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Christmas as Season of Joy

Christmas, being a Christian festival, is celebrated each year in order to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. People from all over the world observe this religious and secular tradition on December 25. The popularity of Christmas surged a lot during the Middle Ages as many liturgical celebrations took place. It was the 15th century…

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Hanukkah Begins

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Rededication, commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem following its desecration by Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Despite being a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day Hanukkah festival has become a cherished and cheerful holiday. It is also known as the Festival of Lights,…

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Rosh Hashanah 2022

Rosh Hashanah this year is held from September 25-27.  This holiday begins on the first day of Tishrei, and it marks the beginning of the civil year. It also marks the beginning of a 10-day period of soul searching and contemplation that concludes with Yom Kippur. Traditionally, this period of 10 days, the Days of…

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The 5 Pillars of Well-Being

“Every Laurel Bay community member has a story to tell and wisdom to share, and Dana finds great pleasure in learning everyone’s story.” Thank you to TAPinto Middletown for taking the time to speak with our Director of Recreation, Dana, and her goals in developing the 5 pillars of well-being.   https://www.tapinto.net/towns/middletown/sections/senior-life/articles/meet-dana-derobertis-director-of-recreation-at-laurel-bay-health-and-rehabilitation  

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