National Senior Citizens Day

We salute our seniors today on National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens DayAs we celebrate National Senior Citizens Day, we want to recognize some of the Baudry Therapy Center and BRIO senior rockstars!

We are so blessed to work with some of the most inspirational senior clients and want to salute these fine men and women today on National Senior Citizens Day by sharing some of their life advice with you.

When asked, “what’s your secret for living a fulfilled life,” our seniors shared the following:

  • “I make sure to do some exercise everyday.” –  RL
  • “You have to have a lot of faith. I pray a lot.” – ES
  • ” You just have to pick up your big girl panties and deal with it.” –  SW
  • “I try not to worry. I just keep trusting that everything will be ok.” –  JH
  • “I read and do crossword puzzles everyday.” –  PR
  • “I stay active with my church.” –  MM
  • “I stay involved with my grandchildren and what they do.” –  EH.

What a wonderful gift to be able to work with such great people.  We encourage you to salute your favorite elder today!

About National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day recognizes contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States. It is annually observed on August 21.

Some people celebrate Senior Citizens Day on August 14 as it was the day past US president Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935. However, in 1988 Ronald Reagan, who was the US president at the time, declared August 21 to be National Senior Citizens Day.

This observance was established in honor of senior citizens in the US who made positive contributions in their communities. The day was also created to bring awareness of social, health, and economic issues that affect senior citizens.

 

Denver’s Campfire Roasted Vegetables

Denver’s Campfire-Roasted Vegetables

campfire roasted vegetablesThere are a lot of variables that come into play when you’re cooking with a campfire, so play around and experiment. Keep an eye on your Campfire Roasted Vegetables as they’re cooking and pull them out when they’re the texture you enjoy.

This recipe has roughly 6 cups of veggies, so would make a nice side dish for at least 3-4 people. Add whatever vegetables, herbs and spices strike your fancy.

Here are the veggies Denver added to his tin foil ‘boat.’

Ingredients:

  • Zucchini
  • Green & Red Bell Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Turnips
  • Radishes
  • Celery Root
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Lemon Slices
  • 1/2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, and seasonings to taste

Directions:

  • Make a fire and put some coals off to the side, away from the flames.
  • Toss your veggies into a shaped bowl of heavy-duty tin foil and thoroughly cover them so that the smoke from the fire doesn’t get inside.
  • Put the tin foil boat in a pocket of coals and after about 7-8 minutes, check every few minutes to make sure you don’t over-cook them.

Disclaimer: Fire is hot! As is steam, so be careful. Make sure you have an apparatus to help you get the tin foil boat out of the fire. Don’t try removing it with your bare hands.

Remove when the vegetables are ready and enjoy!