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Q: How can I celebrate more in October?

Posted October 09, 2013 in Advice Column, Greene County

A: If you’re like me, you’re saying, “How much more do you need than Halloween?” Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. It really doesn’t get much better than October. You have fall foliage, crisp air, football (Ahem, Husker football) and Deal’s apple cider. But wait — there’s more.

October also happens to be National Physical Therapy Month. We appreciate the work our physical therapists and therapy aides of Greene County do each day. Many of you probably already know that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Seeing pink ribbons on display for this cause serves as a reminder that it is important to do self-breast exams every month. You will also find Health Literacy Month in October. This celebration is about promoting the importance of understandable health information. I bet you’re wishing you could get an acronym for that.

You will find Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week Oct. 12 – 20 with celebrations during that week such as World Arthritis Day (Oct. 12), World Spine Day (Oct. 16), World Trauma Day (Oct. 17), World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day (Oct. 19) and World Osteoporosis Day (Oct. 20). Respiratory Care Week is then celebrated Oct. 20 – 26. And then this brings us to Halloween — just making sure you’re still with me.

If you celebrate all of these health-related holidays and still find yourself wanting to celebrate more, you’re in luck; you have every day you wake up to celebrate. Party on, Life!

Information provided by Toni Linberg, director of marketing, Regency Park Nursing and Rehab, 100 Ram Drive, Jefferson, (515) 386-4107.

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