June

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Resident´s Birthdays

Debbie Frary 6/12
Mary Brown 6/14

Celebrating June

Adopt-a-Cat Month
National Soul Food Month
International Men’s Health Month
Automotive Service Professionals Week
June 3–9
Watermelon
Seed Spitting Week
June 27–30
Go Barefoot Day
June 1
Tailors Day
June 5
National Doughnut Day
June 7
Nature Photography Day
June 15
International Day of Yoga
June 21
Day of the Seafarer
June 25
National Bingo Day
June 27

Community Events

Father’s Day BBQ June 13th at 12 PM!

The State of South Carolina has a group of protected areas managed by the South Carolina State Park Service

High and Mighty

Tallness takes various forms in our world, from the graceful necks of giraffes to the towering structures of modern cities. Giraffes, the world’s tallest land animals, can reach up to 18 feet in height. Their long necks aren’t just for show; they help these gentle giants browse leaves high in the trees. Surprisingly, despite their towering stature, giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as humans.
On the urban front, structures like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai stand as engineering marvels. Soaring 2,717 feet in the air, it’s the tallest building globally, boasting an observation deck that provides panoramic views. Nearly as tall, the Shanghai Tower in China spirals up 2,073 feet, with the twist serving a dual purpose of reducing wind loads and providing a distinctive aesthetic.

Human height, a subject of fascination, varies across the globe. The Netherlands claims the title for the tallest nation, with an average height of around six feet for Dutch men and five feet, six inches for women. In contrast, the shortest height is found in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, where five foot, two inches is the national average.

Giraffes may be the tallest animals, but they aren’t the only giants found in nature. Coastal redwoods hold the title for the tallest trees. Hyperion, the record-breaking redwood at 380 feet tall, is no longer accessible to the public, to protect it and the forest that surrounds it. These ancient sentinels, standing for thousands of years.

Father's Day BBQ
will be June 13th at 12 PM!

Table Rock State Park

Table Rock State Park fits the bill for the natural beauty attributed to scenic Highway 11. The towering mountain, which gives the park its name, serves as a backdrop for the 3,000 acre park and its facilities. Below this section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina natives and visitors can enjoy Table Rock State Park cabins, a campground and an old-fashioned swimming hole on one of the park’s two lakes.

Resident of the Month

Alline Long

Alline Long Associate of the Month

Our June resident of the month is Alline Long. Alline Long was born and raised in Oconee County. She grew up on a farm with three siblings. Alline married her husband Glenn and had three children. She and Glenn both worked for the Torrington Co. They both retired in 1999 and moved to Easley to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Alline has 13 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was married 61 years. Alline attended Rock Springs Baptist Church. She enjoys making ceramics, sewing, gardening and going to Myrtle Beach every chance she gets! Alline can also play the piano by ear! She moved to Oakview Park in 2022 and has made some good friends there. We are so happy she is our resident of the month!

Inbox Insights

This might be good news or bad news depending on your relationship with your email inbox, but the second week of June is Email Week. No doubt
about it, email has forever transformed the way we communicate.

The question is, has it transformed our communication for better or for worse? Email truly is a communication miracle. It has shrunken space and time, making communication global and instantaneous. In both our personal and business lives, we can now keep in touch more easily, saving time and money in the process. (Just ask your postal carrier.)

Through email, we can correspond using more than just words. We share documents, pictures, videos, and music. Email allows us to work from home rather than commute to the office each day. It also enables us to reach hundreds of people at the click of a button. And thanks to smartphones and other mobile devices, we can access our email on the go—anytime, anywhere.

Yet studies show that most people can handle
a maximum of only 50 work emails per day. Any more than that and they feel overwhelmed. In fact, many people feel “inbox anxiety,” a deep pressure to respond to every email they receive. When you consider that over 361 billion emails are sent around the world each day, that’s a lot
of inboxes to clear!

This brings us to spam. No, we’re not referring to the canned meat product that has become a pop culture phenomenon; we’re talking about those junk emails flooding your inbox: advertisements, forwards, and even fraudulent scams

Eyesight Essentials

Eyesight Essentials

On a bright June day, a pair of sunglasses might seem the perfect fashion accessory, but sunglasses are more than a fashion statement; they are important for good eye health. On June 27, Sunglasses Day, don a pair and spread the word.

Look for sunglasses that block 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation. This type of solar radiation is responsible for cataracts, skin cancer around the eyes, and even sunburns on the eye’s surface. Not only will your eyes be healthier, but these sunglasses will also reduce wrinkles. Sunglasses also reduce bright glares, block wind and dust, and reduce headaches and eyestrain in bright light. Whether you choose aviators or wayfarers, keep your future bright (but not too bright).

SC State Parks

There are a total of 47 facilities that the State Park Service administers, protecting nearly 80,000 acres of sensitive, attractive, and/or historically significant lands in South Carolina

  • 38 State Parks
  • 8 State Historic Sites
  • 1 State Resort Park
  • 1 State Recreational Area

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Recipe Spotlight:

Mixed Berry Spinach Salad With Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients:
5 ounces Baby Spinach
1 cup Strawberry (sliced)
½ cup Blueberry
½ Red Onion (thinly sliced)
1 Sweet Apple (cored, halved and thinly sliced)
1 cup Candied Walnuts (chopped)
1 cup Strawberry
¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon Honey
1 clove Garlic (minced)
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Pepper
⅔ cup Feta Cheese (as desired)

Directions:
For the dressing, push a straw through the strawberries from the tip to the green top to remove the hull. (Or you can cut it off with a knife!) Add the rest of the dressing ingredients. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate. Cut strawberries, apple, and onion into slices.
Combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss to coat. (Spinach wilts easily, don’t add dressing until ready to eat!) Sprinkle feta cheese on top and serve.

Associate of the Month

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson Associate of the Month

Our June Associate of the Month is Tammy Johnson. Tammy is the youngest of one sister and was born in Berlin, Germany. She moved to the United States when she was nine years old with her family and was then raised in Tallahassee, Florida. Tammy attended college in Orlando, Florida where she worked in the restaurant industry as well as housekeeping. In 2019 she moved to South Carolina where she finally found what she loved to do, caregiving for seniors. Tammy has been at Oakview Park for a little over a year. She spreads happiness daily to our residents with her upbeat personality. When Tammy is not caregiving, you can find her helping with activities! We are so happy she is our Associate of the Month.

Collaborators

Oakview Park | Jennifer K
Jennifer Klein
Oakview Park | Kristen
Kristen Broughman

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