This month is all about our hearts! Our heart health and our love for one another and the Arbor community. Well…that and groundhogs. But seriously, love is in the air, and make sure some of that is saved for yourself. We have all been through a lot lately, and it’s good to remember to be kind to ourselves and others. Remember that while we celebrate this month, it’s essential to stay safe and respect everyone’s health concerns.
Groundhog Day – February 2nd
It’s Groundhog Day! Again. And while we all love the movie Groundhog Day, the most important celebrity today is the actual groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. While we have little control over whether the little guy sees his shadow or not, we hope that he gives us some good weather! We could use an early spring this year!
Valentine’s Day – February 14nd
Remember to spread the love today and be kind to one another. Valentine’s Day is about so much more than romance! Today you can let your friends, family, and others know how much they mean to you with a gift or some flowers.
Random Acts of Kindness Day – February 17th
This is another day when we can show appreciation and gratitude for those around us, but this one is a little bit more….well…you know…random! Don’t be shy! Do something nice for someone you don’t know or don’t normally interact with. Small moments of kindness can do amazing things in our community and for those around us.
National Caregivers Day – February 19th
What an important day for Arbor Springs! Where would we be without our caregivers? They do so much for us, and today we would like to say an extra special thank you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all our caregivers out there. For what you do every day to make our community and communities across the country the wonderful places they are.
American Heart Month
Your health is always a priority. And while there are many different aspects to your health, all important and essential, heart health does deserve a particular focus and a whole month! So this month, be sure to talk with your doctor and care professionals to see if you are doing everything you can for your heart. And read more of our newsletter for a few extra heart-healthy tips. (Yes, there is even more in here!) ☺
Black History Month
The deep and rich history celebrated this month is important to understanding our fellow Americans and ourselves as well. We are all impacted by this history; it shapes our lives and relationships today. So take a moment this month to read or watch or listen and learn a little bit more than you already know. If you’re feeling a little lost, pick up something by James Baldwin, Amanda Gorman, or Toni Morrison.