Community

Midnight Sun Home Care’s collection of blog posts that focus on the community.

Men’s Health Month – Help Dad Stay Safe This Summer

What better time of year to celebrate Men’s Health Month than when the salmon are running and dad is out enjoying his favorite summer activities. Men’s Health Month is certainly about celebrating the men in our life but more importantly, it aims to keep them healthy by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative care… Continue reading

Utilizing the Resources Around Us

Guilt. This single word can be used to describe so many people and the feelings that they have when caring for a loved one. They may have guilt over how much they are or are not doing or feeling guilty about not knowing if what they are doing is right. It is going to be… Continue reading

Keeping Halloween Happy

Keeping Halloween Happy
  Halloween is a fun time for most kids and their parents. Well, after The Perfect Costume has been found anyway. The candy, costumes, and over-stimulation of the day is what makes many kids love the day. But for a growing portion of our community Halloween can cause undue stress and anxiety. Elderly loved ones… Continue reading

Setting Appropriate Boundaries

We have all had those times in public where we’ve seen people not being treated well by those around them. Many of these instances occur when one individual is taking care of another, such as a parent with a child or a caregiver with a client. It is a natural reaction for us to judge… Continue reading

Prevention and Treatment

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”-Benjamin Franklin Drug abuse is often associated with our younger generations, but it can also be very prevalent among the elderly. It is among the fastest growing health problems facing our country, yet it is labeled an invisible epidemic. This is, in part, because we tend… Continue reading

A Sense of Community

At any age, but especially as a person ages, social interaction plays a large part in physical and mental well-being. For the elderly, isolation is a key factor that limits social interaction and is largely due to the fact that the person becomes housebound and doesn’t have the encouragement to get out. Yet, there are… Continue reading

Community Voice

Recognizing the month of our independence provides a great opportunity to remember and celebrate the freedoms that we all have. As an American, you probably have a good idea of your freedoms and rights, but how do any of us really make sure that we are putting those rights to good use and fully embracing… Continue reading

Dad’s Place in the Community

When Father’s Day was originally proposed as a holiday in the early 1900s, many viewed it negatively and considered it emasculating. It took several decades for Father’s Day to be recognized as the holiday that we celebrate today; one in which we honor our fathers or father figures for all of the wonderful attributes and… Continue reading

Internet Safety is Important for You and Your Family

By now, you probably know that the Internet is a communication network that allows almost all of the computers in the world to connect. This is the beauty and the curse of it: there are unlimited resources that can be found on the Internet but it also exposes people to a lot of safety and… Continue reading

How can we get more out of life from laughing?

Laughter is universal. No matter how old we are, what language we speak, our gender, or our physical capability, humor and laughter are a part of being human. Our ability to find humor in almost every situation is a true gift and what makes it even better is that laughing is actually good for us!… Continue reading

Community Gardens

As the air warms and sun shines longer each day, we all begin to dream about the promise of spring and summer and with that, we might think about nourishing our bodies—in many ways. I think about planting seeds to prepare for my garden and of course, all the activities that warm weather brings like,… Continue reading

Heart of the Community

“HEART,” which has so many meanings, is truly the most essential piece of our lives. It is crucial that we live every meaning of it in the healthiest way possible. The most well known definition of heart is that which describes the organ that circulates blood inside our bodies. Follow these five steps to keep… Continue reading

Perspective is Everything

Quality of Life: The general well being of a person or society, defined in measure of health and happiness, rather than wealth. This definition feels fairly accurate for me. However, we all know that each person defines quality in various ways. Some people focus on health or family, while others may focus on possessions or… Continue reading

Giving of Heart and Time

“Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”-Freya Stark This is a wonderful time of year for hope, joy, jubilation and coalescence. It seems that as the holiday season approaches, the world becomes a bustle of vitality. Yet, we still have to figure… Continue reading
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