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How to Age Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

— September is Healthy Aging Month You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of advice that is available when it comes to dealing with aging. Here are some of the most important tips: Eating a nutritious diet is an essential component in healthy aging. You want to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and fiber;... Read More

Get to Know Our Team

— Virginia is our September Star! As a CNA for 22 years, Virginia has spent 18 of those here at Mission Palms of Mesa. Working with one facility that long has made this a very rewarding career Virginia shares! Among many rewarding aspects of this job, a favorite of hers is being able to create a... Read More

Welcome New Staff: Sara Hiller

— Come down, and welcome the newest member of Mission Palms housekeeping management, Sara Hiller! Coming to us from a sister facility in Colorado, Sara brings many years of management experience and strongly believes in teamwork to keep tasks flowing efficiently. Originally coming from Cheyenne, Wyoming she shares, “That the heat in Phoenix is shocking, the... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Preparing For Disaster

— During this year’s hurricane and tornado season, here are some tips to help prepare for almost anything: First-aid kit, flashlight, whistle, matches, candles, radio with batteries, work gloves (supplies for at least a week) Nonperishable food such as granola bars and bottled water Pen and notebook An extra set of eye-glasses Copies of prescriptions, insurance cards,... Read More

Cholesterol Education Month

— Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty substance that is found in every cell of the body. It is involved in the production of cell membranes, some hormones, vitamin D, bile acids, and other tissues in the body. It also insulates nerves. Cholesterol is produced in the liver, but we also get cholesterol from our diet. The... Read More

It’s the End of Summer, So Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

— Labor unions were the first to celebrate the beginning of the Labor Day tradition in the U.S. A union leader by the name of Peter McGuire originated the idea of setting aside a day for workers to gather in unity. On September 5, 1882, the inaugural Labor Day parade was held in New York City,... Read More

Relaxation Techniques

— When stress becomes overwhelming, there are quick relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to make you feel better almost immediately. Try it out: Stretch out on your back or sit comfortable where you are. Tighten all the muscles in your toes, then flex your feet, and slowly move up through your body to your... Read More

What Can Bees Do For You?

— Thanks to bees, people can taste the sweetness of honey and enjoy the health benefits as well. Honey is a great source of nutrition. It contains many enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as fructose, glucose, and water. Honey makes a good alternative to sugar in food and beverages. In addition, honey also... Read More

Hot Weather Fun: Summer Crafts

— When boredom looms and the weather’s hot, get everyone involved in summer crafts. Nature Collection Collages: In summer, crafts can involve found objects, like seed pods, grasses, and similar objects. Create nature collection collages by gluing these items to a stiff piece of cardboard. Spray paint some of the findings with silver or gold paint.... Read More