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Letter From the Administrator

March 31, 2020 — Hello All. Due to the COVID-19 we are not allowing visitations at this time. However we are providing alternate ways to communicate. We are continuing to educate staff and residents on measures to keep Covid-19 out of Mission Pines. Our goal is to keep our residents healthy and safe. We are enhancing our activities to... Read More

Dalmation Choir

March 31, 2020 — Graced by the beautiful voices of Craig Ranch Elementary School Dalmatian Choir

BRIAN’S POETRY CORNER

March 31, 2020 — THE BERLIN WALL THE BERLIN WALL IS DOWN, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY A COUNTRY DIVIDED IN TWO; THROUGH FORTY YEARS AND A MILLION TEARS THEY SHOWED WHAT WAR CAN DO A RACE TORN APART BY IDEALS OF MEN WHOSE OWN AMBITION WAS CLEAR; TO LEAD THE BLIND WHILE TRYING TO PRETEND THAT THEIRS WAS THE... Read More

Corona virus (COVID-19) Update

March 5, 2020 — To Our Residents and Family Members: We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Mission Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest... Read More

March 21 is Quilting Day: Make an Easy Quilt

March 4, 2020 — Start by cutting a cotton fabric into a 6-inch square. Fold this piece over to make a triangle with the wrong side of the fabric out. Then sew each side but leave a one-inch gap. Turn the triangle piece inside out. With a knitting needle, place one nylon stocking into one-inch gap. Distribute the stuffing... Read More

March is Nutritional Month: Nutrition Needs in the Golden Years

March 4, 2020 — As we age, we need fewer calories—about 10% less per decade from age 50 onward—but not necessarily fewer nutrients. With our bodies’ own natural antioxidant systems losing steam, we need to increase our intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like artichokes, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cranberries and dried plums. Because of this calorie-nutrient paradox,... Read More

Most Popular Flowers to Plant on March 12: Plant A Flower Day

March 4, 2020 — Cosmos – These flowers have the ability to grow anywhere from 12 inches to 4 feet tall. Cosmos are perfect for cutting gardens and are often picked out of gardens and used in flower arrangements. Marigold – Marigolds can be found in yellow, orange, red or a combination of all colors. This type of flower... Read More

Valentine Games

February 5, 2020 — Famous Couples. Divide into two teams and give each a buzzer or similar type item. Announce the first half of the famous pair. You might say, “Romeo” and if one of the teams knows the match is “Juliet,” they will buzz in with their answer. Whoever has the most points wins! Several examples to get... Read More

Exercise and Heart Health

February 3, 2020 — If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or are at risk of developing heart disease, regular exercise is essential for the health of your heart, body and mind. In fact, aerobic exercise and heart health really do go hand-in-hand. Before jumping into your gym shoes, however, talk to your doctor about your desires and objectives.... Read More

Mardi Gras Party Ideas-Fat Tuesday is February 25!

February 3, 2020 — While Fat Tuesday is the traditional time to throw a Mardi Gras party, you can have one any time of the year. What better way to liven things up? It’s also a great way to celebrate the ongoing spirit of New Orleans. Decorations– You can create a fun party without having to purchase a lot... Read More