Every year when December arrives I find that I am in need of a boost – an infusion of something called “Christmas spirit”. I am not alone in this desire. A recent Wall Street Journal article chronicled the popularity of the Hallmark channel and its seemly endless stream of “feel good” Christmas movies. I have to admit that I am one of millions of Hallmark movie watchers that are referenced in the article.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and hopefully this blog post is just a reminder and not the first time you’re hearing about it! At Presbyterian Senior Living, we understand the importance of celebrating Mother’s Day, and want to help everyone show their love for their mothers, too. If you’re still looking for ways to show your mother how much you appreciate her, the activities listed below might be able to help.
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If you have a smartphone, or use social media regularly, you’ve probably noticed those little yellow faces popping up every once in awhile. They’re called emojis, and are used constantly in text communication these days. Emojis can be very useful, and even funny sometimes, but if they're not used properly they can also lead to misunderstanding and embarrassment. If you’re not sure that you’re using an emoji properly, have no fear! This guide (and the infographic at the end) will help you master the emoji, so you can understand what everyone is saying.
Those of you with teenaged grandkids might have noticed some changes in their behavior and attitude recently. The once sweet children who loved to visit grandma and grandpa may now seem distant and aloof. You knew this was bound to happen, but that doesn’t make what you're feeling hurt any less. But don’t give up hope, there are ways to stay connected to your grandkid’s life!
With Pennsylvania's rich railroad history and massive rail network, it should come as no surprise that the model railroad hobby has strong roots here. There are dozens of clubs all over the state, all participating in the wonder of model train building. And all of them know how model railroading can be a fun and educational way to bring people together.
The holidays are a time when families come together to share memories and create new ones. Many kids may feel out of place when not at home, though, without the usual stimuli to keep them occupied. Here are just a few fun activities you can do with your grandkids around the holidays to keep them engaged.