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Harmony@154 Mission

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Our MISSION is to Harmony strives to enhance the quality of life, well-being and independence of individuals through socialization and therapeutic activities in a supportive group environment. We are bringing the communities together to improve the quality of life for older adults; by reducing social isolation, and increasing social and community engagement by providing vital assistance to the older person with cognitive and/or physical impairment.

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”~William Wordsworth~

Nothing is more fulfilling than putting a smile on someone face first thing in the morning and receiving one in return. Sharing laughs and views on current events without judging who’s right or wrong. Always providing an ear to listen too, a hand to help and joy to share is what always motivates us to keep improving ourselves.

At Harmony Social Adult Day Care, we believe everyone’s health is important, which is why we have all of our Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, and staff trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals providing safe care at our facility. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with activities of daily living due to Health Issues, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-585-5440. Or you can visit our website at www.harmonyadultdaycare.com

Stay Active, Healthy and Socialize

Physical activity is vital at any age, but as you grow older, changes set in that make exercise even more crucial. Conditions that typically develop with aging can be delayed when you stay active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that physical activity can even extend life expectancy. Although you should consult your doctor before starting any type of exercise regiment; there are things that you can do daily to keep yourself active mentally and physically. Here are a few

  1. Enjoy your retirement
  2. a) Start planning when you are still working. Think of activities, which you enjoy but had no time to do. For example, plan on how to rehabilitate your neglected garden.
    b) Take up hobbies, which are less strenuous like reading and which may have money-making possibilities like sewing, growing flowers, raising animals, cooking, and tutoring.
    c) Join social activities, which you can start in your active years and continue after you have retired.
  3. Enjoy an active social life

To stay healthy older persons should live life to the fullest – socialize because:

  1. a) An active social life will keep your system going. It presents physical and mental challenges to keep you lively,
    b) Humans are social beings, so stay tuned to the social life around you,
    c) Get in contact with other older persons of your community and organize groups with similar interest.
  2. Try to make your meals attractive

A balance nutritious diet helps maintain good health, fight infection, and prevent diseases. Three reasons why older persons should continue to balance their diet by eating lots of vegetables, fruits and low-fat meat or fish are;
a) Absorption in the gut becomes less attractive for some nutrients,
b) The immune system gets weaker and so needs more support through nutritious foods,
c) Chewing food may become more difficult, so older people need appropriate food for their bodily needs.

Meals can also be made attractive for older persons by;

  1. a) Finding food stores or markets where you can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, and low-fat meats or fish.
    b) Being careful with storing food especially if you do not have a refrigerator. Eat leftovers from meals on the same day.
    c) Making your meals something to look forward to everyday and take time to prepare them.
    d) Finding new ways of combining food you like with new products you have heard of, Experimenting in your cooking.
    e) Using food with lots of fiber, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, and cereals to help prevent constipation.
  2. Stay mobile- Go out and enjoy life!

If you are a resident of New York City; specifically in The Bronx; you not only have a place to enjoy your retirement, but you can enjoy yourself socializing with others while having nutritious meals and staying mobile.  Sounds great right?! We think so! The name of this wonderland of socialization is Harmony@154 Social Adult Day Care. Come out and enjoy yourself; our treat! Our center is loaded with the latest in technology and activities. We provide cognitive and comprehensive activities to keep you active.  There’s something for every enthusiast at Harmony at 154, so come by and visit us.

A lot of people are turned off by the “Day Care” part.  We don’t blame you.  After all day care is for children right?! It is place where children spend a few hours playing with their friends while they wait for mom or dad to pick them up and take them home.  Well we look at it this way… An adult day care is a place to spend time with some of your friends while you play dominoes, pool, perhaps a game of poker. It is a place where you can watch your favorite sports teams on our big screen televisions while you relax on our comfortable reclining chairs.  We are not trying to strip you of your independence; on the contrary we are trying to enhance it.

Lastly I want to say that Harmony at 154 isn’t only beneficial for the participant but for the care taker.  It provides the care taker respite from the duties they have to perform on a daily basis.  During this period of time the care taker has time to address personal errands resting assuredly that their loved one is being provided with the maximum in care.

Loretta Fleming(Participant): “I love being at Harmony,Keisha,Carmen are beautiful people,they keep us laughing and entertained,Gina speaks to us every morning as we come in,I feel welcomed each day that I go in.”!!! Love the trips!!!!

Do not conform to your age or limitations.Take advantage of everything life has to offer.  Life is a gift with endless opportunities.  You can get more information on Harmony at 154 by visiting our website at www.harmonysocialadultdaycare.com or by calling us at 718-585-5440.

At Harmony Social Adult Day Care, we believe everyone’s health is important, which is why we have all of our Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, and staff trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals providing safe care at our facility. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with activities of daily living due to inactivity, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-585-5440. Or you can visit our website at www.harmonyadultdaycare.com .

Pool Shark Attack

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Good Day Everyone! We have made it yet through another week.  Since our last blog a lot has been happening at Harmony at 154th. The fun just keeps on happening here.  For the next few minutes please indulge me as I focus on one of the many activities we have here at Harmony at 154th.  Personally it’s one of my favorite things to do here, and that is billiards.  As soon as you enter our dual floor state of the art facility there it is; our pool table.  We didn’t coincidentally place our pool table at the mere entrance of our main hall for no reason.  We know how much people love to play pool.  Quite honestly playing pool is my favorite thing to do here (although I get my behind kicked by the many pool sharks at our facility) it makes me wish that I was eligible to become a participant myself, so that I can play every day and become a pool shark myself. I like to think that I’m a shark in the making.

Well, we are calling all pool sharks to come to Harmony and show us what they’re made of.  In the past we’ve had pool tournaments and we’ve seen some of the biggest sharks I’ve ever seen.  We are still looking for the proverbial Steven Spielberg Jaws of the pool world.  Is it you?! Well it can be, but if you find yourself to be more of a guppy (like me) here are a few tips to help you get to shark status.

1. Work on Your Form

Proper form is one of the many important parts of pool that many novice players overlook. One of the most important things that you need to focus on is keeping your neck straight, for example. Keeping your neck straight will give you the proper amount of perspective that you need to be able to visualize exactly where the ball is going to go before you strike it.

You’ll also want to secure your bridge hand, which will help you execute a wider array of shots with maximum efficiency. Finally, you’ll want to keep your backswing smooth and slow to help yourself stay coordinated while taking shots.

2. Learn From Your Mistakes

One of the most important things that a person can do in life is learn from his or her mistakes. This advice goes for all aspects of life, from your personal life to your professional life and even to the world of pool. If you consistently miss the same type of shot or freeze up in the same situation, take the time to stop and think about what is happening.

If you always approach a shot from the wrong angle, identify your weak points and learn how to turn them into positive attributes. Doing so will help make sure you’re ready for any event that is likely to happen and you won’t make these same types of mistakes again.

3. Always Stay Relaxed

Staying as comfortable as possible is one of the key parts to success in many different forms of life.

When you start to get uncomfortable and begin to stress out, you are more likely to make quick decisions just to get yourself out of a certain type of situation.

If you don’t leave yourself the proper amount of time to think things through before you move forward with your actions, you are much more likely to make a mistake.

The same is true in pool. Always make sure that you’re staying as calm as possible and that you’re giving yourself the appropriate amount of time necessary to make the best possible strategic decisions.

4. Look at the Entire Table

Adult Day Care Activities Bronx, One of the most important things that you can do in pool is walk around the entire table and strategize before you make your shot. Playing pool on a professional level is a lot like playing chess. You shouldn’t just be thinking about the move you want to make.

You need to be thinking about the next three moves that you’ll make, as well as the moves your opponent will make, before you move forward. Taking a look at the entire table will allow you to do that, because you’ll be able to see the ramifications from the shot you’re thinking of making.

5. Don’t Get Fancy

When you watch pool professionals play on television, you are likely to see people making “trick shots” and doing other types of flashy moves to get attention while they’re winning. Keep in mind that in the world of professional pool, these types of actions are exceedingly rare. When you start trying to make “trick shots” is when you start slipping up and making mistakes.

The people on television are only making these types of moves because they’re on television and they know that millions of people could be watching. You’re not on television, so relax and take your time.

6. Never Forget Your Opponent

One of the most interesting aspects of the game of pool is how a decision that you make directly influences the decision your opponent has to make. The game is much more focused on strategy than a lot of people realize. Right before you take a shot, always stop to think about what your opponent will be forced to do next.

Even if you sink a ball, for example, you could be setting them up for an even better shot. Likewise, it may be better to pass up on that easy shot if you can block your opponent’s next move in the process.

7. Practice makes perfect

Though it should go without saying, the idea that you can’t play pool like a professional without a great deal of practice bears repeating.

Practice makes perfect in nearly all aspects of life, but it is especially true when it comes to the world of professional sports.

When you watch a professional play pool, you aren’t watching someone who is picking up a cue for the first time.

You aren’t watching someone who plays casually with friends a few times a month. You’re watching someone who has practiced for hundreds of hours before they ever set foot near that professional table.

Good news is; you have a place to practice here at Harmony at 154th so what are you waiting for find your inner shark today! We provide free door to door transportation, and $1 breakfasts and lunches.  What are you waiting for call us today 718-585-5440

At Harmony Social Adult Day Care, we believe everyone’s health is important, which is why we have all of our Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, and staff trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals providing safe care at our facility. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with activities of daily living due to health issues, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-585-5440. Or you can visit our website at www.harmonyadultdaycare.com

Bloom into a social butterfly

Happy Spring everyone!  I know that many of you are happy to see the winter and all its snow leave.  Now that you have survived winter in NYC; we have spring to look forward to.  Spring; of course notorious for runny noses, and itchy eyes for some; also comes with nature’s full display of beauty.  The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, and the birds are chirping.

The winter wasn’t all bad though.  Over the winter Harmony at 154th has grown in numbers.  More people have visited our center, and have made the decision themselves to become a participant here at Harmony.  This place is undeniably a happy place to be.  We have seen a few of our participants come in with depression problems, and have now made a complete turnaround.  We have seen many of our participants bloom into social butterflies.  You can do the same! You may be filling a void in your life that perhaps hinders you from stepping out and live the life you want to live.  We strongly believe that Harmony at 154th is the answer.  Here you will meet people just like you who are already living life to the fullest.

We offer something for everyone.  This past week we celebrated our Spring Fling Party here at Harmony at 154thpersonal home care bronx. The outcome was amazing.  Many people went home with awesome bingo prizes, and other gifts.  There was dancing and singing involved, and of course delicious food which everyone enjoyed.  To top it off; we all had some cake as a treat, because what’s a party without cake.  We have many different activities coming up which I will be mentioning in future blogs.

For now you can take advantage of the everyday services we offer at Harmony at 154th.  We are located at 367 East 154th Street, Bronx, NY 10455 and we’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm.  We offer $1 breakfasts and lunches to all our visitors, and free door to door transportation to and from our center, so call us today at 718-585-5440 and visit our website www.harmonyadultdaycare.com for a full listing of all the services we offer.  This spring bloom into the best you, and live life to the fullest.

At Harmony Social Adult Day Care Bronx, we believe everyone’s health is important, which is why we have all of our Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, and staff trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals providing safe care at our facility. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with activities of daily living due to depression, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-585-5440. Or you can visit our website at www.harmonyadultdaycare.com

Caroling in perfect Harmony

In my 30 years of life I have only gone caroling once for the holidays.  I was maybe 11 or 12 when my church group decided to go door to door singing Christmas classics. We started by visiting people we knew and worked our way to the homes of strangers.  There are two things I remember about that day one I was cold and two I was embarrassed.  After all I was obliged to participate.  All my friends were going and I didn’t want them to look at me like a Debbie downer.  Caroling is something that is no longer seen; at least not in the metropolis known as New York City.  The truth is that the times are bad and going door to door isn’t advised.  Back in the 90’s we were with a large group of people under much supervision.

Caroling began back in the 19th century, and its original intent was not confined to Christmas songs alone.  Caroling involved a group of people going door to door at anytime of the year to sing to the residents of that town.  In spite of being frozen and a little embarrassed on the day that I went; I was overtaken by two things, and that was the joy that we evidently brought to the families we visited and that we all sang in perfect Harmony although we weren’t all singers.

At our center Harmony Social Adult Day Care Bronx, we are keeping this tradition alive by singing along to your favorite Christmas songs.  One of the many things we do here at Harmony is sing-alongs/karaoke.  I can honestly say that sing alongs and karaoke is one of our participant’s favorites.  Studies prove that singing aloud naturally changes your mood by making you happier.  Try it! Next time you’re feeling down or if you’re upset.  Personally it has worked for me.  Harmony at 154th street’s goal is to keep you happy and healthy.  We are sure that singing along to one of your favorite songs will drastically improve your mood.  Staying home, enclosed within 4 walls is not going to make anything better.  Come to Harmony and socialize with people that are just like you.  Just like my friends, and me we weren’t all singers, but we all sang in perfect harmony on that night.  Our participants are from different walks of life but when we come together it’s perfect.  Harmony at 154th is proud to say that we are more than just another center… We are your family away from home.  Whether you’re a singer or not; there is an activity for anything you fancy to drastically change your outlook on life.

Join us today, and be part of a growing community that refuses to succumb to inactivity, lethargy, depression, and hopelessness.  Be part of a community that holds on to independence, longevity, laughter, and good times.  That community is Harmony Social Adult Day Care.

At Harmony Social Adult Day Care, we believe everyone’s health is important, which is why we have all of our Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, and staff trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals providing safe care at our facility. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with activities of daily living due to home confinement, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-741-5956. Or you can visit our website at www.1st-care.org or www.harmonyadultdaycare.com

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