By Rick Banas of BMA Management, Ltd.
After spending some time surfing the web for information on National Dairy Month for one of the assisted living communities managed by BMA, I became intrigued by all of the special days, weeks and months we celebrate.
Some are serious, providing the opportunity to focus on health awareness and safety and events of historical significance. Others provide opportunities for fun and enjoyment.
Below are examples in the month of June 2013:
June 6 – D-Day
D-Day  marks the start of Allied Invasion of Normandy, France during World War II.
June 6 – National Gardening Exercise Day
Weather you have a green thumb or not, take time to celebrate gardening, which is said to have therapeutic benefits for your mind, body and soul.
June 7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Do we really need an excuse to enjoy one of my favorite flavors of ice cream?
June 11 – Corn on the Cob Day
Churchview Supportive Living, an affordable assisted living community that BMA manages on Chicago’s southwest side, is hosting a Corn on the Cob celebration at 1 p.m. on Tue, June 11, 2013.
June 14 – Flag Day [U.S.A]
In the United States of America, June 14 is designated as Flag Day. It’s a day set aside to show respect for our nation’s Flag. Our country’s first flag was made by Betsy Ross, a seamstress who made clothes for George Washington, our first President. There is a special custom for folding the Flag of the United States. For an explanation, we invite you to watch this video of the Flag Folding Ceremony that was conducted at our Prairie Winds of Urbana affordable assisted living community in Champaign County, Illinois:
June 14 – U.S. Army Birthday
The U.S. Army Celebrates its 238th Birthday
The Illinois Department on Aging works to protect the rights of seniors and prevent elder abuse. For more information, visit http://www.state.il.us…
June 16 – Father’s Day
We celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June. It was recognized as an official national holiday for the first time in 1966 and was made permanent in 1972, nearly 60 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official in 1914.
June 21 – Summer Solstice & First Day of Summer
June 29 – National Waffle Iron Day
National Waffle Day, however, is celebrated in March.
June 10-16 – National Men’s Health Awareness Week
On average, men have shorter life spans and tend to be less healthy than women. The week leading up to and including Father’s Day is designed to heighten awareness of preventable health problems, promote healthy living and encourage early detection. You are encouraged to wear blue as a reminder of what men can do to improve their health. You can also visit menshealthmonth.org/
More than 50% of Americans are likely to have cataracts by the age of 80. Cataracts the leading cause of blindness in the world. Tips about prevention and treatment are available on the Prevent Blindness America website.
You can enjoy the accordion music of Willana Vogel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at John Evans Supportive Living, an affordable assisted living community BMA manages in Pekin, Illinois.
Our Heritage Woods of Watseka affordable assisted living community will celebrate National Dairy Month and the start of summer by offering homemade ice cream sandwiches at the community at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
All affordable assisted living communities managed by BMA Management, Ltd. are certified and surveyed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. All assisted living communities are licensed and surveyed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
“BMA Management, Ltd. is the leading provider of assisted living in Illinois
and one of the 20 largest providers of assisted living in the United States.”
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