Happy Tuesday! We started the day off with singing Christmas carols and reading from a book, "The Christmas Vault" where we learned about where Christmas trees and carols came from and who had the first Christmas tree. We also got in some stretches and flexes this morning and ended with YouTube videos of children's dance recitals. This afternoon, we all enjoyed fun trivia about Christmas before Jim Roth came in to play music on his accordion for us. We loved hearing him play all the wonderful Christmas songs while we sang along and danced! It was a great time!
Happy Friday! We started the day with a nice Christmas story from Good Old Days magazine. Then we also got in a little bit of exercise by doing some stretches before a finish the Christmas songs and sayings games. We ended the morning with some Christmas songs including, "Jingle Bell Rock," "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer," and "O Lutefisk O Lutefisk," which gave us all a good laugh! This afternoon, we learned all about different Christmas traditions around the world. It was fascinating. After, James came in to play the piano for us and we sang more carols! It was a great day!
Happy Thursday! It was a wonderful morning that began with reminiscing about Christmas and reading a story from Reminisce magazine. Then we went to hear The Classic Voices of Lakeville sing carols and other fun Christmas songs, about lutefisk and ugly sweaters! It was so great! This afternoon, we watercolor painted some sheets of Christmas trees, candy canes, and ornaments. Jennifer came in to play Christmas songs on the piano for us and we all sang along. Enjoy the photos from the concert this morning!
It was a very nice start to the day with devotions with Pastor Mari. The residents sang "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," and "Jesus Loves Me" and listened to Mari's message. Then we all enjoyed funny holiday stories and after that did some stretches for a bit. We ended the morning with a few adorable children's Christmas concerts. This afternoon we had a great time playing several games of bingo and singing many Christmas carols together! It was a wonderful day!
Happy Sunday! We started the morning by singing many wonderful Christmas carols and hymns together, including "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night" among others. We also stretched and flexed our bodies along to instrumental Christmas songs. Before lunch, we all enjoyed watching a funny video of a children's Christmas concert where a little boy basically stole the show with his dancing and loud singing! We all had a good laugh with that one! This afternoon we played bingo and then sang more Christmas carols. Just can't get enough of it! We then watched the Vikings game before going to dinner. It was a great day!
What a busy couple of days we've had here in The Willows. We sang lots of Christmas carols, had fun with some word games and trivia, played bingo, Christmas decorated, and watched White Christmas. It was a wonderful time!
Hello and happy Tuesday! First, I would like to remind you all of our special event we are having here at The Fountains for our Catholic residents tomorrow. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will take place at 11AM in the Fountains Chapel. Our day started with Family Feud! We split up the residents into 2 groups and played the classic tv show right in our living room with a white board. We had a blast! The residents decided that their two names should be "turkey" and "pumpkin pie". I even did my best to say "survey says" just like the host! After lunch we made some lovely Thanksgiving crafts and had a sing a long. My favorite memory of the day was listening to Elvis tunes during lunch and the residents and staff were dancing in their chairs and doing Elvis impersonations! You can only imagine how funny that was! I'm having some technical difficulties with uploading the photos- hoping it cooperates with me tomorrow! Sorry about that!