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Celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30th!

Hedgehog Pumpkins
Source: Better Homes and Garden
Chocolate candy corn glued around a cute felt face creates an adorable hedgehog pumpkin! These easy no-carve pumpkins come alive in a snap. We'll show you how to perfectly frame the face and keep the candy spaced evenly to form the cutest pumpkin creature.

Supplies Needed
Faux pumpkin
Chocolate candy corn
Felt in pink, gray, and burgundy
Painters tape
Scissors
Hot-glue gun and sticks

 
Click button below for full directions!
Hedgehog Pumpkins
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Observe World Mental Heath Day on October 10th

Sometimes it can be easier to see what is physically ailing someone more easily then what may be mentally ailing them. This is especially true within our elderly population as they have likely mastered hiding certain aspects of it and symptoms of mental imbalance can often be attributed to ageing in general.

The added barrier is that our residents come from a generation that was likely not comfortable expressing mental concerns as their generation tends to see them as weaknesses. In order to overcome this, it needs to be openly discussed and embraced. Your residents need to know that these issues are common and they do not have to just suffer through them. Help them to feel that it is okay to work on their mental health and to reach out if they they need more help.

Below is a free, downloadable Daily Mood Tracker from
Rose-Minded.Com. Visit the link to see their 7 different tracker styles and print out the one you like the best for your residents. Have those that are interested take the time to fill it out and discuss some of their answers if they feel comfortable doing so. It is incredibly important to help them practice taking steps to manage their mental health and self care needs. This will not only improve their quality of life, but it could also help them to extend it.
Daily Mood Tracker Worksheet
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Celebrate International Day of the Nacho on October 21st!

Crockpot Nacho Cheese Dip

Source: PrincessPinkyGirl.Com
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8


Ingredients
1 green pepper (chopped)
1 bunch scallions (tops only, chopped)
1 10.5 oz can cream of celery soup
1 15.5 oz jar mild salsa
1 16 oz box Velveeta cheese
1 lb ground hamburger

 
Click the button below for the full recipe!
Get Full Recipe HERE
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     Thank you for correcting the information that was released. I recently took the test for certification with NAAPCC and it was a very comprehensive and thorough test. It was not a simple easy test to get you certified. You had to know the information in order to complete and pass. I would recommend this avenue to anyone especially if finances are a struggle for MEPAP I & II. I did purchase the book for long-term care seventh edition and without that I would have struggled.
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    Celeste is awesome!! Anytime i have a question she gets right back with me and she is very informative. At first I didn't know if i was going to like the new course just for the fact my MEPAP course was the own pace and I work Full time plus have 3 kids. But i am loving it! It is very structured and with due dates I feel like i am holding myself more accountable for completed assignments sooner than later. It has actually been a beneficial change for me.. Thanks so much!!!
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