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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

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

The Comfort Zone

Happy New Year Everyone!  We have made it to a new year, and there is nothing stopping us from becoming who we were made to be.  Nothing stopping us but ourselves I should say.  A few months ago I wrote a blog called “What are you afraid of?”  This blog challenged the reader to not be afraid of making new steps in life with the goal of bettering themselves.  Unfortunately, some of you are still scared of what might happen if you stepped out of your comfort zone.  From experience; do you know what makes life worth living?  Taking chances! We take chances every day, and we don’t even realize it.  A simple example is when we eat.  There is a chance that you might choke on cheeseburger you are consuming; yet we still eat it because we hope for the best, and it tastes good.  Other people play the lottery and invest money with the hope of getting rich, or winning a little extra pocket cash.  Chances are a part of life, but it seems like we don’t mind taking chances that bring us satisfaction.  So; let me present you with a chance that will benefit you in more ways than you can imagine.  Ready?..

Step out of your house.

Many people love staying home.  It is where we feel most comfortable, but if you live by yourself; as I do; you know how lonely it can get in there after a while.  What I do is step out of my house and find something productive to do.  This year flew by for me personally and that is because I kept myself busy.  Sadly many people (in specific the geriatric population) stay confined to their homes.  This is many times a product of depression caused by a loss in the family, or illness.  Many elderly people feel like their life has ended and they are no longer good for anything.  This is NOT true.  Harmony Social Adult Day strives to putting this flat out lie to rest once and for all by proving that life still goes on even in the golden years.  They are called golden years for a reason.  This time should be treasured because it is most valuable.  At Harmony Social Adult Day Care at 154th we want to see you shine like the gold that you are.  We want the latter years to be full of vibrant experiences that can stimulate and awaken the youth in all of us.

You can take many anti-depressive meds that have proven to be effective, but is this how you want to live? Taking anti-depressive meds for the rest of your life is not something you should settle for.  Fight this the natural way, and that is by becoming a participant at Harmony Adult Day Care.  Why Harmony at 154th? Because I strongly believe that our staff is unique.  Our staff has a way of reaching our participants in ways that cannot be obtained through meds alone.  We have noticed a significant change in the overall outlook of life in our participants.  Our interest lies in getting to know you and in giving you an amazing 8 hours a day.  Here at Harmony  health home care bronx at 154th you will meet other people that come from all walks of life, but that have one thing in common and that is that they all have decided to step out of their comfort zones and try out social adult day care.  Programs like Harmony at 154th have proven to change people’s frowns into permanent smiles, so allow us to do the same with you and/or your loved ones.  So take the chance many have already taken, but none have regretted.  Come to Harmony Social Adult Day Care. We believe that one day with us will kick off a change within you for a better, happier you.  Call us today and fill your new year with laughter and smiles.

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 depression please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-585-5440. Or you can visit our website www.harmonyadultdaycare.com