Butterfly Houses

On Tuesday, March 5th, we had a visit from the Cantalician Social Club. With the help of these volunteers our residents assembled and painted butterfly houses. We didn’t quite get finished in the allotted time so this will be a continuing program. Ultimately, we will hang these around the building and in our soon “new to be” raised flower bed. The residents and volunteers both had a great time and the Cantalician Social Club will now be added to our monthly programs. Love our volunteers! Enjoy the pics….more to come as we proceed.

Birdfeeder Bonanza!

On Tuesday, February 26th, the residents made birdfeeders out of pine cones, peanut butter, and bird seed. Oh, it was messy but so much fun. Gloves helped to keep the residents hands clean as they applied the peanut butter and rolled/pressed the seeds onto the cone. We strung the birdfeeders outside on the trees by our bird watching window. It didn’t take long for the wildlife to find this bonanza. Residents spotted birds, squirrels, deer, and turkey all partaking of the feast: sometimes simultaneously! By the next morning, all traces of the 20 birdfeeders were gone. Unfortunately, I did not capture any pictures of the wildlife but I do have some of the residents making the birdfeeders. They really enjoyed this activity and there was lots of laughter during the process. Enjoy!

 

Aaliyah’s Love

So here are a few pictures from our Valentine’s Day event with Aaliyah. The residents were so happy and a few were brought to tears. They really appreciated the gift of a blanket but were more touched by the young lady’s big heart and courage in face of a debilitating disease. We love you Aaliyah!

Aaliyah’s Love

On Valentine’s Day our residents are going to be gifted with 31 new blankets. Here’s the story.

Aaliyah, a five year old girl was born with neurofibromytosis. Her mom, Christi, wanted to instill in Aaliyah the value of giving back since Aaliyah herself receives so much assistance. Aaliyah decided she wanted to see how many blankets she could get donated to give out to senior citizens.

Christi contacted Eden Heights of West Seneca and asked if we were interested. Naturally, we were. We engage with the local community at every opportunity but this was something really special that we wanted to be a part of.

Arrangements were made with Christi to bring Aaliyah to our residence at 9:30 A.M. on Valentine’s Day. We felt this was a wonderful way to express love for others on this special day. Christi is very excited about this event and so happy that her child is being afforded the opportunity to learn a very valuable lesson. We are honored to be a part of this remarkable young lady’s journey. Please join us. Channel 4 and the West Seneca Bee will be covering this human interest story.

 

Meals for Furloughed Workers

During the partial government shutdown, Eden Heights of West Seneca is inviting family who have been furloughed to join their relative for meals. If this is of interest to you, please contact Kathleen in Activities for the dates you wish to come in and for which meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are on offer. Please call 716-822-4466.

Open kitchen and Music Therapy

Pedro, our talented chef, has started to open up the kitchen to one resident a week to let that individual observe dietary operations. All health codes are followed. Here Pedro  is pictured with Peggy and they certainly look like they’re having a good time!

And activities has just added music therapy, with Sheila, to the schedule. Here are some of the residents enjoying her first visit. Yep, she was a hit and they are excited that she will be returning on a monthly basis.

Christmas Fun!

We had a fantastic Christmas at Eden Heights West Seneca. We were packed for our Christmas party and dietary did a superb job with providing a  variety of foods and desserts. We got so much positive feedback about how wonderful the party was that it was really heartening. We even had a group of ladies do a dance to Santa Baby and folks got a huge kick out of that! Here are a few pics for you to enjoy!