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November 3 is National Stress Awareness Day

Everyone has stress. Stress is any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain.   Some stress is good for you, for example, when you are learning something new, it stresses your mental capabilities. When you exercise,...

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November is perfect time to celebrate our caregivers

Every November, National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated to recognize and honor caregivers nationwide.   Our family here at Flatrock depend on our caregivers, who provide so much for our residents. Beyond ensuring our residents have...

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Train Your Brain Day!

October 13th is National Train Your Brain Day!   Did you know that being in a rut is actually bad for your brain? Your brain needs new stimuli to increase its potential capacity and stay sharp.   The brain is, of course, part of our...

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Take Care of your Mental Health

When Simone Biles dropped participation in several Olympic events to “get herself right mentally,” it started a much-needed conversation on mental health and the importance of safeguarding it.   Those with poor mental health are...

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Eating Well Promotes Emotional Wellness

October is not only Emotional Wellness month, but also Eating Better, Eating Together month. They are not mutually exclusive! Eating better and together can help with your emotional wellness:   Harvard Health reports that eating a lot of...

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 3 marks the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and its participants commemorate this first week of October to raise awareness, fight discrimination and provide support to those who live...

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a time for us to celebrate people living with Down Syndrome, and recognize their unique abilities and contributions to our society. People with Down Syndrome, as we know from our own Flatrock residents, are...

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September is National Self-Care Awareness Month

Fall is a beautiful time in Michigan, but for many it is also a very busy time — with children returning to school and upcoming holidays to plan for.   At Flatrock, we are always in awe of our staff and the great care they take of...

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Sign language an important tool in communicating with deaf, nonverbal residents

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages. American Sign Language (commonly referred to as ASL) is a visual language used...

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Better Communication with Autism

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) vary greatly in how they communicate. Some may be extremely articulate and some may be nonverbal. One of the core characteristics of ASD is difficulty understanding social communication and interaction. This...

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