July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun

— Researchers from Harvard University recently announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that... Read More

July 25: Wine & Cheese Day

— The basic rule about pairing food with wine is that one shouldn’t overpower the other. Simply put, strong cheeses should pair well with strong wines, while mild cheeses would go well with mild wines. Acidic wines go perfectly well with pungent cheeses. Brie goes well with sparkling wine or Chardonnay while goat cheese matches well... Read More

Success Story: Priscilla C.

— Priscilla C. is our July Therapy Success story. Priscilla was admitted into Heritage Trails in May. She is thriving very well in Physical Therapy and will be returning back home with her family very soon. Priscilla is now able to get around independently with a walker. We are confident that she will continue the progression... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Here at Heritage Trails we take pride in the overall care of our residents and presentation of the building. A number of our staff have been here for many years and treat our residents as if they are family. Our department head’s hours are staggered to ensure the needs of our facility are being met... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Residents Ed C. Pauline W., MaryAnn B. Dorothy W. Sandra D. Christine B. Virginia B. Billie G. Dorothy M. Beatrice B.

National Avocado Day

— National Avocado Day is Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The consumption of avocados has doubled since 2005 and quadrupled since 2000. Avocados have heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins C, E and K. The ancient Aztecs used the fruit for skin masks, and the 20th century cosmetic industry uses them in creams, lotions and... Read More

What is Tai Chi?

— It can be hard to fit exercise into your daily routine, but simple exercises such as tai chi can be both beneficial to your health and easy to do. Tai chi, pronounced tī-chē, is a low intensity exercise that promotes flexibility and balance. The joints are often where aches and pains first begin and because... Read More

Men’s Health Month

— Some men may experience prostate problems as they age, so it’s important to maximize the life of the prostate gland. Some symptoms indicate there may be a bigger problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Common Symptoms: Problems urinating: too often, unable to, weak, or interrupted flow, pain or burning while urinating. Blood in urine. Pain or... Read More

Success Story: Janet M.

— Janet M. is June’s Therapy success story. Janet came in to Heritage Trails with a total hip replacement. She needed assist with all of her ADL’s and she couldn’t lift her leg. After spending a few weeks here for Therapy she is now fully independent again and walking with a walker. Janet was able to... Read More

June 10 is Iced Tea Day

— There is nothing like a cold drink on a hot day. For about 2 billion people, iced tea is their drink of choice. Tea is a very versatile drink, being able to be served hot and cold. It’s also healthy for you as well! Tea is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants rid your body of harmful... Read More