National Scrabble Day- Cheez-it Style

"Park Terrace at Radison Scrabble" spelled with cheez-its

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?

Celebrate Memorial Day/4th of July with Wreaths!

woman smiling with patriotic wreath

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!

Some Things We Never Forget!

woman playing piano

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, ¢€œThere are just some things we never forget!¢€

Prime Rib Feast

women smiling at dinner party

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!

Shamrock Pins for St. Patrick¢€™s Day

women making shamrock pin

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!

Ring Toss with Wine Bottles

woman tossing ring at bottles

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.

National Potato Chip Day

homemade baked potato chips

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!

Super Bowl Board Winners

women smiling with super bowl scoreboard

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 ?