Hello and happy Friday! Our day began with stretches and tossing the beach ball to one another for a bit of exercise. Next was some fun trivia of the week. We learned that a couple songs were recorded this week including "That'll Be the Day" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street" so we sang those together! It was "Once Upon a Time" day on the 24th so we did a game of finish the lines and titles of fairy tales. We had a fun time dancing to polka music as well! It was our birthday party this afternoon! We enjoyed celebrating all the February birthdays. We had an amazing piano player come to play music for us! The music was great and the cake was even better! It was a wonderful time!
Happy Thursday! It was a great morning that began with daily news and exercise. We stretched out our bodies before taking out the parachute and beach ball with upbeat 50's music in the background. After that was a game of what's next... finish the proverbs and song titles. Before lunch, we listened to a couple polka songs that got us dancing! It was a nice time together this afternoon enjoying coffee and cookies and chatting. Music Safari was next. Residents played instruments like sticks and shakers along to music like Elvis Presley. They got some afternoon exercise in with the parachute and waving scarves. The time ended with a finish the tunes. What a wonderful day!
It was a wonderful Wednesday here at The Fountains! We started our day with a beautiful Ash Wednesday service in the Hosanna chapel. Pastor's George Gilmore and Mary Strong led us through our invitation to Lent and confession. The hymns we sang included: "Breathe on Me Breath of God" and "I Love to Tell the Story". Many residents received ashes after services if they wished to have them. Our Catholic residents gathered in the Fountains chapel after for Rosary. We had just enough time before lunch to continue the fun Mardi Gras music we listened to yesterday (Fat Tuesday was a fun day here... in fact, so fun, I ran out of time to blog about it yesterday- sorry about that). After our yummy lunch of a fresh patty melt with potato salad and fresh fruit we took a break, then continued the fun with a coffee and cookies social. Musical Moments today included some classic favorites we all could sing along to.
Happy Monday! It was a nice morning singing old-time songs like "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain" and "Que Sera Sera" and then devotions with Pastor Mari. Mari led everyone in singing "This is the Day" and your love is like a fountain song along with motions. After that, we put relaxing music on and stretched for some exercise. Next was a word game of finish the quotes and cliches. We ended with a couple YouTube videos of funny animals. One video was of a dancing puppy that was so excited to see his owner. It was adorable! We enjoyed playing several games of bingo this afternoon. Lots of winners again! The afternoon ended with a sing along of more great popular songs with Susie Q on YouTube and then classical songs with Andre Rieu. It was a wonderful day!
What a wonderful weekend! We exercised our minds and bodies with stretches and flexes and finish the sayings. We sang old-time songs both days and hymns on Sunday morning including "Standing on the Promises," "Jesus Loves Me," and a few other beautiful songs. We enjoyed hearing some funny stories and jokes and watched a couple YouTube videos of Kids Say the Darnedest Thing. Saturday was fun playing bingo. There were so many winners! We enjoyed a nice and relaxing afternoon watercolor painting and then watched some great music and dance scenes from classic musicals.
Happy Friday! The day began with exercise...stretching and flexing our bodies and then learning some fun trivia of the week.We watched some videos to go along with it including the last minute of the exciting game, Miracle on Ice. Before lunch, we watched the best videos of babies laughing at dogs. We had a delicious lunch of chicken ala king and then rested for a bit after that. This afternoon, we did a few games together like word pairs, what's my job?, name 10 (naming items related to different categories), and animal riddles. We also enjoyed an afternoon treat while we watched dancing videos and got in some music and sang old-time songs. Great day!
Hello and happy Thursday! It was a nice start to the day with morning exercises...stretches and beach ball game. Then we enjoyed a story from Reminisce magazine about a family camping trip in Canada and all the adventures and mishaps they had in the beginning. We also talked about our own camping stories. We topped off the morning with travel videos of Canada. It was a lovely afternoon together enjoying coffee and cookies and chatting. After that, we had a good time singing a few songs like "Sentimental Journey" and "The Happy Wanderer" while we used the parachute. It was a great day!
My goodness what a wonderful day! It was a busy Wednesday filled with music and kids! First, during our Ecumenical Worship Service our preschool friends from Hosanna sang some great classic bible school songs like, "This Little Light of Mine" and a very silly song about songs love that kept getting faster and faster. We all loved watching them dance about and giggle. It was a treat and a great way to start services. Our message today was delivered by Trent Mollus, the Hosanna Children's Ministries Pastor and we closed our beautiful service by singing, "It is Well with My Soul". After this service our Catholic residents gathered in the Fountains chapel for Mass with Decon JIm. Lunch was a fabulous Fish and Chips, we thought it funny to speak in a British accent while getting everyone ready for lunch- we got some great smiles! After lunch and after a bit of a break it was more fun kid activities! Our Primrose Kindergarten Pals came in to make a craft with us! Today we created some lovely mosaic rainbows and really enjoyed talking together about how much fun it is in Kindergarten. To close out the afternoon we watched some Shirley Temple tap dance numbers and listened to some relaxing music. Wowza!
Happy Tuesday! We started our morning off with the weather report and daily news and then had a good laugh to some funny jokes. Next, we exercised our minds and bodies. We did a game of finish the sayings and exercised with the parachute. It was such a fun time and good exercise! It was a great afternoon! Our executive chef came to bake fresh cookies...the aroma was amazing and they were delicious! We enjoyed our coffee and treats while having a nice chat with one another! We ended the day with relaxing and beautiful music by Andre Rieu. It was wonderful day!
Happy Monday! Our day began with devotions with Pastor Mari. She led everyone in singing "Fairest Lord Jesus" and gave us a nice message. It was a wonderful time together. Next, we stretched out our bodies before a game of ball toss for our morning exercises and did a few games of finish the quotes and movie titles. Before lunch, we enjoyed watching a couple videos of Johnny Carson with animals. It gave us all a good laugh! It was a great afternoon playing bingo together. One resident couldn't believe he won at least five times! We sang a few songs and listened to polka music after that. It was a great day!