VIEW FULL VERSION: Link
Subject: comfortable as it can
Content: Women jump off a truck when arriving at the Khaled office crossing some 25 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug. 21, 2016. Families from the district of Hawija, 90km southwest of Kirkuk, gathered at the Khaled office in order to flee away from Islamic State (IS) militants. (XinhuaAko Zangana) Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (right) and New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony fight for positioning on the court on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photo: IC The New York Knicks  Authentic Brandon Manning Jersey  , -aided by a late three--pointer from Langston Galloway, beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-95 on Sunday to lend a bittersweet flavor to Kobe Bryant's likely last game at Madison Square Garden. The 37-year-old Bryant, in his 20th and probably final season with the Lakers, says he doesn't want the 2015-16 campaign to turn into a farewell tour. But he may not be able to prevent it, if the adoring reception he received from New York basketball fans is any indication. "It felt amazing," said Bryant, who drew a roar almost every time he touched the ball. Bryant had received a similar welcome across town in Brooklyn two nights -earlier, but the cheers resonated even more in Madison Square Garden, the storied Manhattan venue where Bryant played his first NBA All-Star Game in 1998 and where he scored a stunning 61 points against the Knicks on February 2, 2009. He entered the game with the highest scoring average at the Garden of any active player at 30.7 points per game in 15 games. "I remember coming in my first game here, not knowing what the hell to expect, what to do," Bryant said. "To be here 20 years later and have that [cheering] happen feels amazing." Although Bryant said he wasn't certain that was his Madison Square Garden farewell, Lakers coach Byron Scott said this weekend he'd had his first real hint from the player that he wouldn't return after his current contract expires at the end of the season. Scott told reporters in New York he had asked Bryant about something coming up next summer. "His answer was 'This might be my last year,'" Scott said. The five-time NBA champion led the Lakers with 18 points on six-of-18 shooting. Center Roy Hibbert added 18 points and nine rebounds and second-year guard Jordan Clarkson contributed 10 points. But a close game got away from the -Lakers in late in the fourth quarter. Galloway drained a three-pointer with two minutes remaining for a two-point Knicks lead and the hosts never trailed again on the way to their first home win of the season. Forward Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with a game-high 24 points. Whatever our age be, it’s just a number when it comes to things like going out to that event we’ve always wanted to go, with our friends who’d love to be there with us and have fun. Our connections define the quality of the time we spend time doing. We value our company at least as much as we value the place. For Assisted Living facilities in Albuquerque, it is no different. Field trips are a thrill at these communities where people eagerly go as groups to their favourite sport event or the theatre to watch their home teams play with spirit and celebrate with them, as they so did for a long time. Most well-established facilities also have fitness rooms and provide wellness sessions like water-aerobics, tai-chi, yoga and walking groups. In their days, so many of these senior citizens would have been dancers. Ballroom dancing, line dancing, swing dancing, tango would be their personal favourites. Who said you can’t dance anymore to soul-picking music just because you’re old ? Assisted Living facilities in Albuquerque conducts daily dancing events where you can dance to your favourite tunes with your friends and connect with people. Learning is a joy as many of us would relate to the times when our mothers did experiments in the kitchen with a recipe they watched on TV. And when it turns out incredibly tasty, the look of satisfaction on their faces tells us everything we need to know. Assisted Living Albuquerque facilities conduct workshops and classes of different kinds for the curious ones to get to know new things and try them out! Apart from the amenities you have at Albuquerque Assisted-living facilities, they provide so many opportunities for seniors to engage and connect. The warm and friendly atmosphere makes them at ease and takes them to the place they always want to be- at home. The residents are encouraged to be a part of all the activities curated specifically for them to inspire, entertain and educate them. Suggestions for developing relationships: If you’re looking to make your mom or dad more social, the perfect time to start is right at “move-in” day. You can consider your family members to accompany you on the first day to make the transition to the new atmosphere as comfortable as it can be and help blend-in with the people. Apart from this, the following tips will be of help to anyone new in the house: • Strike up a conversation first and get to know those you share the dining table with. • Enjoy your cuppa (coffee or tea) with a friend in a common spot. • Find a resting zone and invite someone to sit with you to get fresh air. • Read the newspaper and talk about current events that matter to you. • Learn a new skill in one of the educational activities classes. • Join the walking club and lace up your shoes often for a walk with your friend. • Schedule a movie night and share it with your friends group. • Participate in community volunteering events. After your initial push, your momdad will be as comfortable on their own and find unique ways to connect .