Bickford of Clinton

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Clinton, we don’t ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into ours and make it yours. Through personalized assisted living services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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As April comes to an end we look back with many good memories. Last week we took a ride on the Bickford bus along our beautiful Mississippi River. The bus makes traveling very comfortable and enjoyable. This week we sang and danced to one of our favorite entertainers 'Mamma J'. We are all looking ... Read Full Post
As April comes to an end we look back with many good memories. Last week we took a ride on the Bickford bus along our beautiful Mississippi River. The bus makes traveling very comfortable and enjoyable. This week we sang and danced to one of our favorite entertainers 'Mamma J'. We are all looking forward to her visit in May.
04-29-2016
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We had some of our favorite musical entertainment this week. On Thursday, Dale and Evelyn Hanson brought some of their darling "Polish" rabbits for us to pet and learn about. We have the patio all set up for catching some rays. The warm weather has us all walking with a spring in our step.
04-15-2016
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Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you ... Read Full Post
Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you have a green thumb, or would like to roll up your sleeves and help out, we can always use and extra hand with weed pulling, planting, watering, or just sweeping the front porch. Flowers, along with Sheppard's hooks, baskets, yard ornaments, and feeders always make not only a great gift for hard to buy for loved ones, but also is a beautiful way to spruce up the view of not only the recipient but for all those that enjoy the outdoors. We look forward to having you join us for a little work and a lot of fun!
04-12-2016
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A group of 28 ladies called the "Clin-Tones sang for us today. We enjoyed their song selections and beauiful voices. Most of us were tapping our toes and singing along with each song. We started the week with a parachute activity where we not only had fun, but also got in some exercise. Our craft ... Read Full Post
A group of 28 ladies called the "Clin-Tones sang for us today. We enjoyed their song selections and beauiful voices. Most of us were tapping our toes and singing along with each song. We started the week with a parachute activity where we not only had fun, but also got in some exercise. Our craft this week was a button creation that had everyone smiling and feeling proud of their work. The men relaxed during their spa time. As always we look forward to the days and weeks ahead!
04-08-2016
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It's hard to believe that Easter has come and gone! Between egg hunts, fun decorations and a lovely dinner we enjoyed this special holiday. Now we are looking ahead to warmer weather and lots of porch time. Next week we have the Clin-tones coming to sing for us. What a treat!
04-01-2016
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'Mamma J' was with us today. Judy (Mamma J) sings and wears fun crazy hats with each song. The residents enjoy singing, dancing, and tapping their toes to the tunes. We sure enjoy the hour each month. Yesterday, Jill's niece came and entertained us with her piano playing abilities. What a delight! Read Full Post
'Mamma J' was with us today. Judy (Mamma J) sings and wears fun crazy hats with each song. The residents enjoy singing, dancing, and tapping their toes to the tunes. We sure enjoy the hour each month. Yesterday, Jill's niece came and entertained us with her piano playing abilities. What a delight!
03-23-2016
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We had another wonderful week at Bickford. With the "Spring like" weather we all have a little extra spring in our step! On Tuesday we enjoyed Shamrock Shakes while we shared memories of days gone bye. We've started a walking club to help us all stay fit as a fiddle. Also I have discovered how much ... Read Full Post
We had another wonderful week at Bickford. With the "Spring like" weather we all have a little extra spring in our step! On Tuesday we enjoyed Shamrock Shakes while we shared memories of days gone bye. We've started a walking club to help us all stay fit as a fiddle. Also I have discovered how much many of our residents like to sing. So each week we select a book of songs and sing together. As usual we ended the week making cookies together and talking obout recipes.
03-11-2016
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It sure is wonderful to see March! The air has a crisp, spring feel and smell to it. We have had a fun week of getting to know several new residents. It's always enjoyable meeting someone new. We started the week with taking a ride up to the dam, where we watched lots of birds enjoying the water. ... Read Full Post
It sure is wonderful to see March! The air has a crisp, spring feel and smell to it. We have had a fun week of getting to know several new residents. It's always enjoyable meeting someone new. We started the week with taking a ride up to the dam, where we watched lots of birds enjoying the water. On Wednesday we had our first sing-a-long. So may great songs and memories attached to them.
03-04-2016
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We are all ready to say farewell to February, and hello to March. It won't be long before the grass will be green and in need of mowing! We started the week with one of our favorite entertainers, "John and Kay". It's always fun to sing along and tap our toes to their music. This week we started our ... Read Full Post
We are all ready to say farewell to February, and hello to March. It won't be long before the grass will be green and in need of mowing! We started the week with one of our favorite entertainers, "John and Kay". It's always fun to sing along and tap our toes to their music. This week we started our Walking Club. As we walked we sing our favorite tunes. Who knew walking could be so much fun! Gloria one of our Chaplains has decided to join us each Wednesday for walking and singing fun.
02-26-2016
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This week at Bickford we celebrated three birthdays. It was a good week of cake eating! Also, 'Mamma J' payed us a visit. Her wonderful singing and hat wearing entertained us all. On Thursday we toasted to "National Drink a Glass of Wine Day". It was educational and fun to sample four different ... Read Full Post
This week at Bickford we celebrated three birthdays. It was a good week of cake eating! Also, 'Mamma J' payed us a visit. Her wonderful singing and hat wearing entertained us all. On Thursday we toasted to "National Drink a Glass of Wine Day". It was educational and fun to sample four different wines and nibble on some crackers and cheese. We are all happy that spring is creeping closer with each day.
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Happy Lent! Yesterday was "fat Tuesday". So in keeping with the Mardigras theme we had fun eating and learning about the "King Cake". The cake was decorated in the pretty colors of mardigras, purple, gold, and green. It did taste as good as it looked!
02-10-2016
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Love is the air! We are having such a good time making Valentine crafts this week. Coloring pictures, creating beautiful Valentine bags and writing cards for that special day, has been a joy. Our Friday Bunco Club is also a very enjoyable way to end the week. Laughter and mystery is a large part of ... Read Full Post
Love is the air! We are having such a good time making Valentine crafts this week. Coloring pictures, creating beautiful Valentine bags and writing cards for that special day, has been a joy. Our Friday Bunco Club is also a very enjoyable way to end the week. Laughter and mystery is a large part of the game!
02-04-2016
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Today is Chocolate Cake Day. We gathered in the activity room where we frosted and decorated small cakes for each table in the dining room. Fun and creativity blossomed. But off course eating our beautiful cakes was the sweetest part of the day!
01-27-2016
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We have had a busy week of wearing fun hats, listening to Chuck (one of our Clinton County Naturalists), and playing Bunco. We are looking forward to another week of fun activities.
01-15-2016
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We had a wonderful first week of 2016. On Monday several of us took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a ride. On our drive we saw ducks, an eagle, and two eagle nests. We also made homemade marshmallows this week. Though we enjoyed making them we all decided it was even more fun ... Read Full Post
We had a wonderful first week of 2016. On Monday several of us took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a ride. On our drive we saw ducks, an eagle, and two eagle nests. We also made homemade marshmallows this week. Though we enjoyed making them we all decided it was even more fun eating them! Today was the second time our Bunco Club met and played. We are enjoying the game and the social time.
01-08-2016
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We have had a wonderful week of preparing for Christmas. Making goodies to eat, cinnamon ornaments to smell, and singing Christmas songs together by the fire. But of course we remember to keep our Savior, Jesus, as our main focus at this special time of the year. Wishing you and yours a blessed ... Read Full Post
We have had a wonderful week of preparing for Christmas. Making goodies to eat, cinnamon ornaments to smell, and singing Christmas songs together by the fire. But of course we remember to keep our Savior, Jesus, as our main focus at this special time of the year. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!
12-24-2015
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It is such an exciting time of year. We have had many groups come and sing for us and last night we had an outing to the "Symphony of Lights" Christmas display. So beautiful!!!!
12-17-2015
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Wow! What a fun,busy week we have had. On Monday the residents made gingerbread houses. Today some 3rd grade students came and decorated the houses with all kinds of colorful candies. What sweet fun! Thursday was our Bickford family Christmas party. We dined on delicious food and listened to the ... Read Full Post
Wow! What a fun,busy week we have had. On Monday the residents made gingerbread houses. Today some 3rd grade students came and decorated the houses with all kinds of colorful candies. What sweet fun! Thursday was our Bickford family Christmas party. We dined on delicious food and listened to the wonderful singing of Travis Hosette.
12-11-2015
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have had a fun week of cooking, crafting and spending time visiting with one another. When the discussion turned to what we were thankful for, Margaret said she was very thankful for the time she has spent here at Bickford and the friends she had made. The Thanksgiving ... Read Full Post
Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have had a fun week of cooking, crafting and spending time visiting with one another. When the discussion turned to what we were thankful for, Margaret said she was very thankful for the time she has spent here at Bickford and the friends she had made. The Thanksgiving feast Jen prepared for us was delicious and enjoyed by all.
11-27-2015
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Our residents love the fact that they have the ability to invite family and friends into their Bickford home for a holiday meal. Reservations are now being taken for our Thanksgiving dinner at noon on the 26th. Call the branch now at 563-242-2400 to save your ... Read Full Post
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Our residents love the fact that they have the ability to invite family and friends into their Bickford home for a holiday meal. Reservations are now being taken for our Thanksgiving dinner at noon on the 26th. Call the branch now at 563-242-2400 to save your seat!
11-20-2015
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King's Family Photo :)
08-19-2015
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Queen's Family Photo :)
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!! Introducing Bickford Cottage County Fair King and Queen for 2015 :) Jack Voss and Geri Remery!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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Western Day
08-13-2015
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Western Day
08-10-2015
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Western Day
08-10-2015
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Western Day and our Wanted Buckaroos!
08-10-2015
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Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, ... Read Full Post
Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, I was not disappointed! Macomb Director Lisa Kugler and her husband Jeff, not only hauled in saddles and authentic decorations, they also trailered in three of their horses for the residents to pet and love on. They even talked me into saddling up and riding off into the sunset on Black. Well, maybe not into the sunset, but I did ride him around the yard. Everyone did a fantastic job coming up with ideas and activities that brought many equestrian memories back to life for our residents. The kitchens were transformed into chuck wagons, and there was not an empty belly for miles around. I am looking forward to the next adventure! Happy Trails, Beth
08-07-2015
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Check out our August activities!
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The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Thank you Brie at Hospice Compassus for helping is honor our veterans here at Bickford! ... Read Full Post
The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Thank you Brie at Hospice Compassus for helping is honor our veterans here at Bickford! In Photo: Jack Voss
07-27-2015
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Jim Lind
07-27-2015
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Joe Short
07-27-2015
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07-27-2015
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The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Thank you Brie at Hospice Compassus for helping is honor our veterans here at Bickford!
07-27-2015
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view of the field!
07-20-2015
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Though it was a very HOT day...it was PERFECT under the pavilion at the Lumberkings game Monday! We had a great time :)
07-20-2015
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Antique Car Show in our parking lot Sunday, July 19th!!! Come check it out!! :)
07-15-2015
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Banner Craft :)
07-06-2015
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Balloons!
07-06-2015
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July 4th festivities!!! Here is what the residents and I made for the 4th of July!! :) They did a great job!
07-06-2015
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Enjoying Popsicles on the porch!
06-29-2015
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National Chocolate Eclair Day National Chocolate Eclair Day takes place on June 22, 2015. An chocolate éclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing. The dough, which is the same as that used for profiterole, is typically piped into an oblong ... Read Full Post
National Chocolate Eclair Day National Chocolate Eclair Day takes place on June 22, 2015. An chocolate éclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing. The dough, which is the same as that used for profiterole, is typically piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow inside. Once cool, the pastry then is filled with a vanilla-, coffee- or chocolate-flavoured custard, or with whipped cream, or chiboust cream; and then iced with fondant icing. The éclair originated during the nineteenth century in France. It is a popular type of cake served all over the world. The word is first attested both in English and in French in the 1860s.
06-22-2015
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Preventing Elder Abuse: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The mistreatment and neglect of seniors continues to be a widespread problem, but we can take action and be part of the solution to elder abuse.Elder Abuse Awareness Day Learn more about preventing elder abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness ... Read Full Post
Preventing Elder Abuse: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The mistreatment and neglect of seniors continues to be a widespread problem, but we can take action and be part of the solution to elder abuse.Elder Abuse Awareness Day Learn more about preventing elder abuse on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder Abuse Awareness If you’re reading articles on A Place for Mom, chances are that proper senior care is a high priority for you and your family. Sadly, in many homes and communities around the world, elder mistreatment is still a problem. Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation affect hundreds of thousands of seniors worldwide and this takes a toll on the mental, physical and economic well-being of seniors. A study in the American Journal of Public Health estimated that 11% of American seniors had experienced some form of abuse or neglect over the previous year. However, this does not include seniors with dementia or those in long-term care facilities. In addition, the National Elder Abuse Incidence Study estimates that just 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse are actually reported to the authorities. In order to combat the incidence of senior mistreatment — and increase public awareness and reporting of the problem — World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed every June 15. What is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? On June 15, 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations launched World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) as an annual call to action for individuals, organizations and communities concerned with senior rights. As quoted by the National Center on Elder Abuse, “The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.” On WEAAD, this year and every year, communities are encouraged to hold events and fundraisers, and individuals are urged to volunteer for organizations that benefit seniors. Even a simple visit to an senior neighbor, friend or family member who lives alone can be empowering and encouraging — and it’s a concrete way to help with preventing elder abuse. Join the CDC’s Forum on Violence Protection CDC developed VetoViolence.cdc.gov to provide grantees and partners with an innovative portal for training and resources to bridge the gap between science and practice, and focus on stopping violence before it starts. They’ve set up a VetoViolence Facebook Page that is dedicated to sharing information and resources, and where they host “Ask the Expert” Facebook forums on a focused violence prevention topic. For the week of June 9–13, 2015, VetoViolence is turning its focus to elder abuse prevention. The CDC reported in 2008: “1 in 10 elders reported emotional, physical, or sexual mistreatment or potential neglect in the previous year.” Some ways to protect elders from abuse and neglect include: Having several strong relationships Coordinating resources and services among organizations that serve the elderly population Having a strong sense of community Leading up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the CDC, with co-sponsor National Center on Elder Abuse, will lead the forum discussion. Mary Twomey, Co-Director at National Center on Elder Abuse at University of California, Irvine shares: “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for people to learn more about abuse and neglect of older Americans. Research shows that as many as 1 in 10 seniors are abused, neglected or financially exploited. Everyone needs to learn more about warning signs of elder abuse and what each person can do to prevent it or report it to Adult Protective Services if they suspect it. For more information on elder abuse visit the National Center on Elder Abuse at: www.ncea.aoa.gov.” Recognizing the Signs of Elder Abuse One important step toward preventing elder abuse in our communities is by knowing how to recognize the signs that a senior is being mistreated or exploited. The National Center on Elder Abuse has a downloadable fact sheet on recognizing the red flags of various types of abuse or neglect; here are just a few warning signs: Lack of basic hygiene, inadequate food, no supervision for someone with dementia, or a home in major disrepair — these can all be signs of neglect, including self-neglect If a vulnerable senior is signing unexpected property transfers or giving excessive financial “gifts,” they may be victims of financial exploitation Uncharacteristic changes in a senior’s behavior —or aggressive and demeaning behavior from a caregiver— could indicate psychological or emotional abuse Unexplained or inadequately explained injuries may be a sign of physical abuse If you suspect elder abuse, the Administration on Aging recommends contacting your state’s Adult Protective Services Agency, or, if the person is in immediate danger, calling 911 or the local police. Suspected nursing home abuse should also be reported to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse and Promoting Elder Rights Despite all of this disheartening information, there are a number of concrete things everyone can do to prevent elder abuse year round. Get educated. Once you’ve learned to recognize the symptoms, it is much easier to report suspected mistreatment in a timely manner. Stay alert. Keep in frequent contact with older neighbors, friends and family, and report suspected abuse to law enforcement or adult protective services. Help raise awareness. Talk about the issue, write letters to the editor or op-ed articles for your local paper, and take a stand against ageist stereotypes. Reach out. Visit a senior who lives alone; invite them to an activity or ask them to teach you a new skill. Volunteer with a local elder abuse organization, senior center or a meal delivery service.
06-15-2015
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A good blog regarding Alzheimer's. Pain and Dementia: http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com/2015/06/pain-and-living-with-dementia.html#more
06-01-2015
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Ways to deal with chronic pain: chronic adjective chron•ic \ˈkrä-nik\ medical : continuing or occurring again and again for a long time : happening or existing frequently or most of the time : always or often doing something specified 1. Learn deep breathing or meditation to help you relax. 2. ... Read Full Post
Ways to deal with chronic pain: chronic adjective chron•ic \ˈkrä-nik\ medical : continuing or occurring again and again for a long time : happening or existing frequently or most of the time : always or often doing something specified 1. Learn deep breathing or meditation to help you relax. 2. Reduce stress in your life. Stress intensifies chronic pain. 3. Boost chronic pain relief with the natural endorphins from exercise. 4. Cut back on alcohol, which can worsen sleep problems. 5. Join a support group. Meet others living with chronic pain. 6. Don't smoke. It can worsen chronic pain. 7. Track your pain level and activities every day. 8. Learn biofeedback to decrease migraine and tension headache pain. 9. Get a massage for chronic pain relief. 10. Eat a healthy diet if you're living with chronic pain. 11. Find ways to distract yourself from pain so you enjoy life more.
05-26-2015
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See calendar for events happening in June :)
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