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4th of July Games

July 2, 2021 — If you’re hosting a 4th of July party, there are hours and hours to fill before the highlight events of the day begin: the fireworks! Guessing Game – These games are always popular for just about any occasion. Fill a large jar with peppermint candy (the red and white striped kind) and decorate it with... Read More

Memory Jars

July 2, 2021 — Instead of keeping a journal or starting a scrap book, a memory jar is an alternative way to record summer nostalgia. If all the memories will not fit into one jar, you may want to make several for special days or outings that happened during the summer. You will need a large clear glass jar... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

July 2, 2021 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

Watercolor Month

July 2, 2021 — Here are some of the best reasons to try watercolor painting: It is easy – when compared to other types of painting, watercolor painting is really easy and you can expect better results in a very short time. It is fast – there are certain techniques that you should learn in watercolor painting. Once you... Read More

Special Events

July 2, 2021 — Our residents enjoyed National Iced Tea Day, with a glass of tea on the front porch. The weather was great! Let’s not forget the yummy strawberry shortcakes! A special thank you to Alice Clark for donating the homemade angel food cake and Jane Reams for the yummy fresh strawberries, they were both so delicious. Activities... Read More

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

July 2, 2021 — Celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation this July 11-17, as we honor recreational therapists and the importance of activities that help the recovery and healing of people with various disabilities. Therapeutic recreation programs may include sports, expressive arts, muscle relaxation techniques, gardening, and many other enjoyable activities.

Special Events

May 31, 2021 — Last month we celebrated National Nurses Week beginning with Gayle’s homemade waffles, followed by “Nacho Average Nurse” and ended with a delicious spread provided by Chrissy, our HR Director and Beverly, our Director of Nursing. We also hosted a Mother’s Day Tea for our residents and families. Each mother was given a carnation from their... Read More

June 17-24: National Nursing Assistants Week

May 31, 2021 — Nursing Assistants work very hard to help patients meet their basic needs. They offer comfort and support, and work one-on-one with patients, getting to know them better than some of the other medical staff. They use this knowledge to make things easier for the patient as well as to help other staff members treat each... Read More

Candy Month

May 31, 2021 — Candy can be traced back to 2000 B.C. Egyptians created candy by combining honey with figs, nuts, dates and spices. Sugarcane was used by the Chinese to sweeten ginger, licorice root and nuts. How or when June became National Candy Month is unknown, but it was started by the National Confectioner’s Association as a way... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 20

May 31, 2021 — On Father’s Day, we celebrate the special guys in our lives. Not just fathers, but all the men who have made a positive impact on our life. A number of recent studies shine light on the positive effects of good fathering: men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of... Read More