To show our support for Women¢s Heart Health, we all wore RED! It was beautiful- looking in the dining room and seeing a room full of red attire. Thank you to all that participated! You can never be too aware about the diseases that harm us, and heart disease is a silent killer among all sexes- not just women.
What to do with the wood slices we had left over from our wreaths? Well, snowmen would be perfect for the season! We made little snowmen out of them and they were perfect! We turned them into ornaments and hung some of them on the tree.
How do you celebrate National Scrabble Day, without the old traditional Scrabble game? Cheez-its! I know we¢ve all been told not to play with our food, but we had so much fun doing so! Look at all the words we were able to find. Our Memory Care did a fantastic job working together and finding words! How many can you find?
I¢m sure you can see by now, we love to make wreaths here at Park Terrace at Radisson! Our next project was for Memorial Day and 4th of July. We cut out a cardboard box for the back, clothes pins, tissue paper and paint. We added stars to give it more of a flag feel! Check out the pictures- they look even better on their doors!
Louise Gravel recently joined our Memory Care family here at Park Terrace. After talking with her family, I found out that Louise use to play the piano, and has even composed her own music. Her family stated that she had not played in a year, and feared she forgot how to play. That sounded like a challenge to me! So, after exercise, we sat at the piano, and as soon as her fingers felt the keys, it was like she never stopped playing! I moved a piano we had from another area into our Memory Care Neighborhood, so she could play at her leisure. As she was playing for the other residents of Memory Care, her daughter-in-law came in, and was astonished that she was playing! With a smile on her face and tears in her eyes, I said, ¢There are just some things we never forget!¢
To celebrate the holidays with our family, we had our annual Prime Rib Feast. Families were invited in to have a formal sit down meal with their loved ones. The Dining Department put on a fantastic meal, complete with many desserts, pies, cookies, etc. There wasn¢t an empty belly that walked out of here! We enjoy spending time with all of our families! Thank you to the staff that brought their own families in to help with the feast!
Alyssa and Lori came in to help us make Shamrock Pins. They were a real big help, and we were ready for St. Patrick¢s Day! We beaded pipe cleaner, and then molded them into the shape of a clover. After gluing the pin fastener to the back, we were ready to show off our creations! Thank you girls for your help! It¢s always a pleasure to work with you!
What do you do with items when you no longer need them because you have used up everything contained inside? Generally, you throw it out! Well, there are so many things you can do with a variety of items. Here, we used empty wine bottles to play a ring toss game! It gave a different essence to the atmosphere, and was a change to the traditional ring toss! Liz was our winner, and did a marvelous job getting the rings around the bottles.
To celebrate National Potato Chip Day, we made our own potato chips! We sliced the potato, tossed the slices in salt, pepper and oil, then baked them in the oven. While we were waiting for them to cook, we learned a little about where the potato chip came from. We learned that they were invented by a chef in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was actually trying to get back at a customer, who kept sending back his French fries. He cut the potatoes thinly, poured salt all over them and fried them until they were crispy, thinking the customer would be angry. To his surprise, the customer loved them. Good thing, or we wouldn¢t have Potato Chips!
Congratulations to our lucky winners of the Super Bowl board! The winners for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
quarters were Lucy W., Shirley P., and Kay O. Our lucky grand prize winner was Peggy Z. Congratulations, again, to all of our winners! It was a good game and we had a lot of close calls! Thank you to Amy, Adrienne, Laruen, Nicole and Wendy for the donations to the board ?