Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2019 — The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is the Spanish term for the “fifth of May,” is commemorated in the United States and throughout Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday commemorates the victory over French invaders during the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. The U.S. observes the occasion to honor Mexican culture... Read More

Success Story: Ms. Delois C.

April 5, 2019 — Ms. Delois C. progress in therapy has been nothing short of miraculous. Her family and her therapists are amazed at what she has accomplished; in the short time she has been a resident at Edgewood. Manor. Ms. C. decided to move in with her sister several years ago when they both realized they needed each... Read More

Success Story: Ms. Edith

April 5, 2019 — Ms. Edith was one of our favorite patients of all time. She was a poster child for hard work and determination. She arrived at our facility requiring extensive assistance to transfer from her bed to her wheelchair. Her first day in therapy was difficult due to extreme pain and swelling in her right leg. Because... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

April 5, 2019 — Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

The Origins of Easter

April 5, 2019 — The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

April 5, 2019 — What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More

April is Poetry Month: How to Write Poetry

April 5, 2019 — If you want to begin writing poetry, start today! It doesn’t matter how it turns out. Your own mistakes will become your teachers. Your own writing will motivate you to greater creativity. Once you start the process, how do you improve it? Use nouns and verbs more than adjectives. Which is stronger: “She was as... Read More

Success Story: Rosemarie J.

March 2, 2019 — Rosemarie J. came to Edgewood Manor following a hospital stay that left her a little weak. She was having trouble keeping her balance and her memory had worsened while in the hospital. Since then, Mrs. J. has grown much stronger, able to walk all over the facility with her walker. Her balance is much stronger,... Read More

Success Story: Mr. W.

March 2, 2019 — Mr. Welch entered our facility very weak from pneumonia. He was unable to safely walk or transfer by himself. Previously Mr. Welch had enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. He was eager to get back to the activities he enjoyed. With hard work and lots of family support, Mr. Welch soon was walking... Read More

Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

March 2, 2019 — One of the legends of St. Patrick began hundreds of years ago when a boy in England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive, where he then found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear angels, and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary... Read More