Happy Thursday! This morning, we started with Lawrence Welk trivia and videos. We had a lot of fun listening to him play the accordion and dancing along to the great music! Then we stretched a little before watching a couple skits from I Love Lucy. That show always makes us laugh! This afternoon, we watercolor painted some hearts. Music Safari with Jennifer was also this afternoon. It was a fantastic time as can be seen in the pictures!
Happy Wednesday one and all! It was another very cold day here in Lakeville, MN- but we managed to stay nice and toasty inside! Our day began with a beautiful worship and communion service with Pastor David. This led into our Rosary service in the Fountains Chapel. It was a full morning so after lunch we had a bit of a rest. Our backyard birds trivia and song game in the afternoon went wonderfully. After that we had an old fashioned sing a long! What a day!
Happy Tuesday! My, it is cold outside, so we all enjoyed the warmth of The Willows with fun and friends today. We began our day by doing something very Minnesotan... talking about the weather! The front page of today's Star Tribune was entertaining to read and to see all of the faces of "burrrr" around our circle. We had a lovely time reminiscing about out our snow days of past, what we did to warm up and our favorite cold weather accessories. Next, we shared some cold weather jokes, weather related trivia and we all warmed up with Stretch and Flex. Next, we all enjoyed Armchair Travel. Today, we traveled to California. It was a great escape for us all and seeing the beautiful vineyards and beaches really was wonderful. After a delicious lunch (fish sandwich with broccoli and cauliflower salad) we all had a rest. Our afternoon was filled with activities like Coffee Talk, complete with cake and Musical Moments. My favorite part of the afternoon was our 1950's dance party! We learned and practiced a few dance moves like the mashed potato and the hand jive. What a blast! We are having a few technical problems with uploading photos- so I apologise I cant get any up to post.
Our Monday here in The Willows began with a short sing along including some favorites like, "My Bonnie," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," and "Daisy Bell." Then we all had a good laugh to some hilarious puns. One of them that everyone liked was, "A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion." After that, we stretched and enjoyed a fun beach ball toss game along to Hawaiian music. This afternoon, we had a good time playing several games of bingo. Some residents were so happy to win multiple times! Next, we learned a little more about Australia with fun facts in honor of Australia Day. We also watched a couple tourist videos. It was fascinating and we loved seeing the gorgeous scenery there. Everyone enjoyed more music before dinner. It was a great day!
It was a wonderful weekend here in The Willows. On Saturday, we enjoyed a few good humorous stories from Reminisce magazine and other true stories. It's always great to start the day with a good laugh! Then we exercised for a bit with our stretches. After, we watched funny YouTube videos of guilty dogs, dogs in booties, and laughing babies which put a smile on everyone's faces. It was a great afternoon playing bingo and then listening to wonderful piano music from one of our Fountains friends. We started our Sunday morning by singing several hymns together. Then we had a fun time exercising with the ribbons to Glenn Miller music in the background. This afternoon we made a chain for Valentine's day and decorated a little. It was a great time!
Welcome our new volunteer, Samantha, and her dog Happi to The Fountains community! They will be visiting The Willows residents a couple evenings each week!
Happy Friday! We had a wonderful start to the day with some music. A new volunteer, Sam, came in to play the piano for us. He was amazing and the residents loved listening to him! After that, we stretched and flexed our bodies and then watched a skit from The Carol Burnett Show before lunch. It was the January birthday party this afternoon. It was a fantastic time together listening to Mary Franz (singer and guitarist) and eating delicious cake! We also enjoyed singing songs like, "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Oh! Susanna," and "Home on the Range." It was a day filled with lots of fun and definitely a lot of music!
Happy Thursday! We started the day with some funny true stories of kids and grandparents which gave us all a good laugh hearing what the kids said. After that, we did what's next?...finish the sayings, songs, quotes, and literature. They all did great with that! We also exercised a little by doing our stretches and then watched a video of some funny lines from I Love Lucy. This afternoon, we did word games, including Read my List and music and sports questions/trivia. It was also Music Safari with Jennifer. We had a wonderful time listening to a variety of music like the Beach Boys. Enjoy the photos!
Happy Tuesday! We started the day with our mind jogger word games and trivia. They all completed sayings and song titles and did trivia about different foods around the world. After that, we stretched and flexed our bodies. Lastly, we learned some fun trivia about penguins and watched a couple YouTube videos. Our ladies tea was this afternoon. We all had such a nice time together visiting, drinking tea and eating cake! Jim Roth came in to play music on the accordion today including some polka and old-time songs. Everyone had a great time listening to that fantastic music!