Author: SVHCS

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness. It’s actually a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in January, reminds all of us to get regular eye exams and show support for those suffering. Types of this disease…

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

1. Avoid Slippery Surfaces Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. Often these falls cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures, head trauma and major lacerations. Make sure to wear shoes with good traction and non-skid soles, and stay inside until the roads are clear. Replace a worn…

December Activity Photos

Olivett Otters Monthly Pet Visit The Olivett Otters 4-H came on December 1st with their pets. They also sang Christmas songs and gave out ornaments to all of the Health and Rehab residents and Valley Villas tenants. Circle of Love Ceremony Our 21st Annual Circle of Love Ceremony was held on Saturday, December 1st. With…

National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week December 2nd – 8th We all know that washing our hands is super important – it helps stop germs from spreading and it keeps us healthy and happy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls hand washing “a do-it-yourself vaccine” and suggests remembering five easy steps: Wet, lather, scrub, rinse, dry.…

November Activity Photos

Olivett Otters Monthly Pet Visit We love having the Olivett Otters 4-H Club visit once a month with their pets! Here is resident Tiny with a turtle – how cool is that?! Thanksgiving The 2nd graders came and gave out Thanksgiving decorations they made – so generous of them! They also sang a Thanksgiving song.…