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Susan Bailis Pie Baking Extravaganza

Monday, August 28, 2017

Susan Bailis Assisted Living in Boston, MA held their annual pie baking contest and, as usual, the event was a great success!


Judges for the event were Danielson Tavares, Diversity Chief for the Mayor of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh, Community Relations Officer Bernadette McCarthy and their resident judge, John Spofford (all judges pictured above). All pies had to be made from scratch and the Susan Bailis staff made 13 of them.


The honor of best pie baker at Susan Bailis went to Executive Director, Mariann Zenitz Jones for her delicious Key Lime Pie! Check out Mariann and Mayor Marty Walsh below!

 


 

 


Total Solar Eclipse Tips

Friday, August 18, 2017


 

This coming Monday, August 21st will be the first total solar eclipse to be visible in majority of North America in 38 years and everyone is abuzz about it! This event is a once in a lifetime experience, and a great opportunity to organize a casual event with your residents! Have some eclipse glasses available, put "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on loop and stand outside when the eclipse will be visible in your location!

A reminder of some safety tips, straight from NASA:

 

"NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.

Eclipse viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers should meet all the following criteria:

Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard

Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the product

Not be used if they are older than three years, or have scratched or wrinkled lenses

Not use homemade filters

Ordinary sunglasses -- even very dark ones -- should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses or handheld solar viewers

An alternative method for safe viewing of the partially-eclipsed Sun is with a pinhole projector. With this method, sunlight streams through a small hole – such as a pencil hole in a piece of paper, or even the space between your fingers – onto a makeshift screen, such as a piece of paper or the ground. It’s important to only watch the screen, not the Sun. Never look at the Sun through the pinhole -- it is not safe."

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And don't forget about your fur babies! Don't let your animals outside during the eclipse time frame on Monday unless you can strap some protective eye wear to them, because they could incur eye damage as well.

 

 

Have fun & be safe everyone!

 


Summerfield Townhouses Summer Bash 2017!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The stellar team at Summerfield Townhouses threw their annual summer bash for residents yesterday and had over 300 attendees throughout the day!

The event featured local food trucks, a DJ and amazing raffles including a 43" TV. For the kids attending they provided face painting, a video game truck and bouncy castles. Such an amazing party, thanks to the Summerfield team! Photos courtesy of CT Regional Manager, Heather.

 



Eye Care Essentials for Computer Users

Friday, August 04, 2017


If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and occasional double vision.

The following steps can help to reduce your eye discomfort and fatigue:

  • Place the computer straight in front of you, not off to the side.
  • Place the screen at right angles to any windows to reduce glare.
  • Fix the screen angle to reduce reflections from overhead lights or desk lamps.
  • Use drapes, shades, or blinds to control window lighting and glare. Vertical or horizontal blinds will direct light away from you and the computer.
  • Keep the screen brightness the same or brighter than the brightness of other objects in the room.
  • Set your computer to show black characters on a white background.
  • Use a flexible copyholder to keep reference material at the same height and distance away from you as the computer screen. This does away with the need to change eye focus when looking from one to the other.
  • Use a filter that reduces glare to enhance screen contrast and increase character legibility. Use a computer hood that has 3 sides if glare continues to be a problem.
  • Wipe the screen often with an anti-static cloth.
  • Take rest breaks. Every 15 minutes or so, look up and focus on a distant object for about 2 minutes. Blinking frequently and using artificial tear eye drops to relieve dryness and irritation can also help.

Full article:

http://www.ahealthyme.com/Library/Wellness/AtWork/1,1404