It was a very nice Saturday here in The Willows. We started with a few funny stories of kids saying hilarious things. Then we stretched and flexed our bodies along to relaxing music in the background. We ended the morning with very funny videos of Johnny Carson with animals. The talking/singing parrot was one of the favorites. Bingo was this afternoon. Everybody had a blast! Then we went outside to get some fresh air and sunshine and sing together. We were all so happy that it turned out to be a beautiful day!
Happy Friday! The day began with our Daily Chronicle. We learned all sorts of trivia (like Babe Ruth wearing a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool), historical events, and who would have had a birthday this week (like Greta Garbo). Then we exercised with some stretches. We ended the morning with travel videos to a couple cities in Europe, Berlin and Amsterdam and other videos of kids saying funny things. This afternoon, we did Mind Joggers which included What Worker Says...?, defined slang terms (like shenanigans), and questions and trivia all about September. Then we enjoyed singing a lot of old-time songs and hymns together, like "He's Got The Whole World in His Hands," "My Wild Irish Rose," and "Zip A Dee Doo Dah." It was a great day!
Happy Thursday! The morning started with some funny true stories and fall jokes. Then we all woke up a little more with stretches and flexes and ball toss. We also reminisced about all the fun fall things to do. Everyone agreed that one of the best parts of autumn is seeing the beautiful trees. Lastly, we enjoyed a few YouTube videos of adorable puppies and kittens and some with babies. There were many "awwws" that's for sure. This afternoon, we all had lots of good laughs with hilarious news bloopers, including some headlines and from the classified section. One classified ad they liked was, "Free Puppies: One-half cocker spaniel/one-half sneaky neighbor's dog." We also watched some videos of news bloopers that were very funny as well. After that, we had Music Safari with Jennifer. They were very active today with stretches, dancing with the hula hoop, and balloon toss to great up beat music like the Beach Boys. It was a wonderful time!
Happy Tuesday! Our day started with fun trivia. Everyone especially liked the trivia all about candy! Then we had a great time making apple sauce, reminiscing about apple orchards, and learning about some trivia about different apples. This afternoon was our ladies tea! We all enjoyed the time together chatting, eating the tasty apples and drinking our tea! After the social, we played what's next or finish the line and song lyrics game. Everyone did a wonderful job! We all sang songs together before dinner.
Happy Monday! We all went outside on the patio this morning to soak up that beautiful sun. We enjoyed funny animal jokes and NFL trivia and then did a few stretches to loosen up our bodies. The morning ended with singing songs including one that was requested, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." This afternoon, everyone had a great time playing a bunch of bingo games together. After that, we sang, reminisced, and learned some fun facts about the song “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” among other WWII era songs.
Happy Saturday! It was a great day here at The Willows. We spent just about all morning in the garden chatting, spotting birds and even playing a few games. It is unseasonably warm- so we thought we get our outside time in the morning, because by 1:00 it had reached almost 90 degrees! After a nice lunch we played our favorite game of BINGO and sang away with Suzy Q! Enjoy the photos!
Happy Happy Friday! It was a wonderful morning spent outside in the garden. We learned about all kinds of fun trivia and who would have had a birthday this week. One thing the residents found interesting was about the newest innovation in women's shoes, a detachable heel. We all especially liked learning that yesterday was international chocolate day! This afternoon, we enjoyed time together eating tasty strawberry ice cream! It was also Music Safari. Jennifer played a variety of songs like "In the Good Old Summertime" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" on the piano and they sang along. She also played some different country songs, including "King of the Road" and "Hey Good Lookin'". Everyone had a great time!
Happy Thursday! The day began with jokes and puns, and funny stories. They all did a super job filling in the missing pun too, like "Police were called to the daycare because a three-year-old was resisting a rest." It's great to start the day off with a good laugh! After that, we did a few stretches before going out on the patio to enjoy the sunshine. This afternoon, we watercolor painted fall leaves. We all had a nice time together painting and chatting! James was also here today to play his beautiful songs on the piano. It was a great day!
Happy Monday! Today began with devotions with Pastor Mari. She had a nice message for everyone and they sang songs like, "Fairest Lord Jesus" and "Jesus Loves Me." Then we exercised by starting with stretches and then with the ribbons. We also did some fun trivia about different cities in the U.S. and countries. This afternoon was bingo! We played lots of games so we had many winners today! Then we had our great visit from Diane and Tolstoy. It was a super time watching Tolstoy do all his tricks for us!
Happy Sunday and happy game day! We started the day with a hymn sing which included songs like, "Holy, Holy, Holy" and "Amazing Grace." Then we all enjoyed a couple of stories and after stretched while listening to our relaxing music. The morning ended with some football trivia and videos of our favorite sketches from The Carol Burnett Show. We had a good time watching and cheering on the Vikings after lunch! We also had a nice time outside on the patio with some funny stories about grandparents and their grandchildren to celebrate grandparents day. The day ended with more fun trivia and singing.