Happy Friday! Our day began with exercises. We started by stretching out our bodies and tossing the balloon to each other while listening to Glenn Miller songs. Then we all had a good time singing a few old-time songs together. This afternoon, we all enjoyed a treat of cookies and coffee, visited, and looked at different books together. We also had a good laugh to some turkey jokes and sang more songs together like, "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" and "Home on the Range." The afternoon ended with a tourist video of all the amazing sites to see in Europe. It was a great day!
Happy Thursday! We had a wonderful start to the day with Tai Chi exercise class. We're learning some new poses and it definitely helps to make us feel better! This afternoon, we enjoyed all getting together for an afternoon sweet snack of ice cream and short bread cookies and chatting about Thanksgiving and our favorite foods. Then it was Music Safari. What a fun filled time listening to upbeat 50's/60's songs among other music while everyone played instruments, waved scarves, and danced! It was a great day!
What a wonderful day here at the Willows in the Fountains at Hosanna! The snow decided to show up just as we were walking to Chapel services. It was truly beautiful and the flakes just drifted down with a fluffy elegance, we were mesmerized! Its a good thing we weren't distracted for too long- we were not late for church! That might have caused an up roar! Services were hosted by Pastor George Gilmore and it was a beautiful service! Our afternoon was very busy with the Primrose Kindergarten kids visiting. We all had so much fun creating a super cute hedgehog craft. It was wonderful to see how creative the kids were and they all were so talkative and full of energy! One resident asked how old did she think she was... and the resident agreed when she said 49! We all had a great chuckle!
Happy Tuesday! The day began with a sing along of some of our favorite old-time songs. Then we all enjoyed our Tai Chi exercise class. It felt good to move our bodies and it was also so relaxing! After lunch, we enjoyed a sweet treat (angel food cake) and coffee and chatted. Then Jim Roth came to play some great songs on the keyboard for us. He played a wide variety that included Elvis Presley songs and other 50's songs, patriotic songs, and sing along songs like "You Are My Sunshine." Residents had a great time singing and dancing! It was a wonderful day!
Happy Monday! Our day began with devotions with Pastor Mari. She had a message about... "Today's gratitude starter: who has been a good friend?" She also led everyone in singing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Jesus Loves Me." After that, we enjoyed our music and movement exercise with the beach ball. We ended the morning by singing a few patriotic songs like, "America the Beautiful" and "The Star-Spangled Banner." This afternoon, we all had a good time playing bingo together and winning lots of chocolate. Then we listened to/sang our military songs and other patriotic and old-time American songs. It was a great day!
Happy Friday! Our day began with exercise...stretches and balloon toss. Then we learned fun trivia about "special days" and events that happened yesterday and today. Today is Abet and Aid Punsters Day so we enjoyed several puns and had a good laugh to some. Also, since Montana became a state today, we enjoyed a travel video and loved seeing all the beautiful scenery. This afternoon, we did a couple word games. After, James came in to play piano music for us. It was wonderful! We ended the day with humorous scenes from I Love Lucy. It was a great day!
Happy Thursday! It was a great way to start our day with our Tai Chi exercise class. The body movements and breathing made us all feel better! It was also very relaxing. After the class was done, it was already time for lunch. This afternoon, residents enjoyed an ice cream treat. It was a nice time chatting with each other and then looking at books after. Music Safari was next. Residents had a wonderful time listening to Jennifer play a variety of songs on the piano while singing to some of them including, "For Me and My Gal" and "Amazing Grace." It was such a nice day!
Hello and happy Wednesday! Our morning began with a lovely Ecumenical Worship Service lead by guest Pastor David Helfinstine in the theater. Our voices lifted high to the heavens singing the hymns, "Tis So Sweet to Trust Jesus" and "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms". Scripture was from Ephesians 3:14-21. Our Catholic residents gathered in the Fountains chapel for Rosary after services. Lunch was a delicious chicken salad with cantelope and lemon cake for dessert! After a little rest break we all gathered for coffee and cookies and some early holiday crafting! We got about 2 inches of snow last night and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so why not! It was a great day!
It was a wonderful day here at The Willows! Our morning exercise class was hosted by Stephanie who is going to teach all of us Tai Chi! The residents loved the movements and the breathing but most of all how great it made us all feel! This special class will be occurring every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am in The Willows for the next 3 weeks. If your able, stop by and join us! After our class we all enjoyed the weather report, it's been chilly today and we will be expecting our first snow tonight- so everyone was eager to hear the report. After our super yummy lunch, hamburgers and french fries, we enjoyed some great games of BINGO! It was great to have a volunteer and her cute kids join us also! After Bingo was a Sing A Long! Sugar in the Morning and Yankee Doodle Dandy were the favorites of the day. See you tomorrow!
Happy Monday! The day started with devotions with Pastor Mari. Mari spoke about being thankful and sang a song with motions to go along with the message. Everyone also sang "Jesus Loves Me." It was so nice! After, we did some stretches before tossing the balloon to each other to music. We ended with finish the sayings and funny stories of kids. We played bingo this afternoon. It was a good time playing several games together! We ended the afternoon having a little snack and listening to and singing several songs like "Daisy Bell" and "Do-Re-Mi." It was a very nice day!