Halloween Party and Trick or Treaters

This past weekend we had 70 of our residents participate in giving out candy to our trick or treaters. We had 25 children show up and went through a TON of candy. Just multiply 70 residents x 25 children x 2 pieces of candy per child. Yes, that’s 3500 pieces of candy……YIKES!!!!! But the kids had a blast and I think the residents had even more fun than they did.  I know they all loved the wonderful spread our chef Pedro put out for them! Enjoy these pictures.

National Assisted Living Week – A Spark of Creativity

Our residents spent the week of September 8-14th exploring our creative sides. We decorated vases, made bouquets, quilted, had a cake decorating contest and painted. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment!

And then onto the beginning of fall and embracing the Spirit of the season!

A Spark of Creativity

Our residents have been warming up for National Assisted Living Week which is Sept. 8-14th. First pics are of the sea glass vases they created and what they look like with wildflowers from our garden. The second set of pictures are of our residents coloring pumpkins for our fall bulletin board. You can see the final result yourself. We have some talented folks here are they love helping to make their home as inviting as possible. Nice job my friends!

Happy fall y’all!

Letchworth State Park

Here are pictures from our trip last Thursday to Letchworth State Park. The residents loved it!

Summer Cook Out

Saturday, August 3rd 11A.M. – 2 P.M.

Eden Heights of West Seneca

3030 Clinton Street, West Seneca, NY 14224

Come join us for a community cook out. All proceeds from the day will go to the Alzheimer’s association. We will have a lunch of hotdogs, chips, cookie, and a choice of drink. The cost of each meal will be $5.00. We will also be doing a 50/50 and a Chinese Auction. We look forward to seeing you then!

Please R.S.V.P. to Kathleen at (716)822-4466

Excalibur Boat Trip

Our residents went for a boat ride on Excalibur Monday on the Outer Harbor, Buffalo River, and just beyond the break wall onto Lake Erie. It was a perfect day with calm winds and water and sunny skies with temps in the low 80’s. The residents had a wonderful time and we are planning on going again August 15th! Contact Kathleen at 716-822-4466 if you would like to join us. Cost is $10.00 per person. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

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When Is It the Right Time to Move to Assisted Living?

women hugging and smiling at cameraIt might be the right time to move a parent or loved one into an assisted living community when their health and safety needs are putting them at risk in their home.

Assisted living communities provide maintenance-free living, social engagement, and assistance with one’s daily routine. If tasks such as bathing, grooming, managing medications, or getting dressed are becoming a bit too difficult, a few hours of care each week may be exactly what mom or dad needs to retain their independence. Some assisted living communities also provide special memory care services for Alzheimer’s and dementia needs, offering much-needed peace of mind for the former caregiver.

While many aging parents are wary of leaving their family home to move into assisted living, the truth is that an assisted living community could be better than living at home when it comes to quality of life, social life, and wellness for seniors. Adult children who notice that mom or dad are needing more care may question how to handle their parents’ changing health needs. Inevitably, the day comes to assess whether our parents need more than they have in their family home environment.

Moving a family member is never an easy decision. There are, however, some telltale signs that caregivers can look for in order to recognize when it’s the right time for assisted living. Ask yourself: “Are the person’s care needs beyond my physical abilities?” or “Is the health of the person or my health as a caregiver at risk?” If you’re answering yes to those questions, it might be time to have “the talk.”

Assisted living communities offer:women in easter bonnets smiling at camera

  • Nutritious, chef-prepared meals catered for specific medical conditions and needs
  • Help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulating, and eating
  • Intellectual stimulation such as opportunities for learning, book clubs, computer classes, gardening, and planned activities and outings, like cultural
    events and field trips
  • No stress of housekeeping and transportation
  • Physical activity and fitness

Assisted living is a great step for seniors who need more socialization and help with daily needs than the family or the senior can provide at home. It is not a nursing home that gives skilled care around the clock. Assisted living is designed for independence, accessibility, and mobility while offering expert personal care, supervision, and wellness attention if needed.

2018 Christmas for Kids

Fountain Park collected toys and monetary donations for the Christmas for Kids fund.  WDFM 98.1 FM radio held a live remote on November 19 for the kick off.  Residents and staff were part of this kick-off sharing some of their Christmas memories.

Christmas for Kids is a joint fundraising effort by the Herman Hesselschwardt Detachment #758 of the Marine Corps League and Mix 98.1. For the past 23 years, this campaign has provided Christmas gifts for children in six county areas of northwest Ohio.  Nearly 5,000 children are benefactors of Christmas for Kids each year. 

Thank you to those who donated to this fundraiser.

Euchre Tournament Held

Fountain Park held a Euchre Tournament for residents.  Congratulations to Marv and Kim upon winning this tournament!  Marel and Jeanie came in second, while Sharol and Diane took 3rd place. Other participants were Marilyn, Carolyn, Susie, Barb, Lawrence, Jim, Ginny, Franklin and Rachel.