Happy final day of 2019! It's been a wonderful day here in The Willows celebrating! Our morning was spent with the weather, local happy news, exercise and we even watched Australia and London ring in the new year! We read the history of Auld Ang Sine and sang the beloved tune. Our afternoon was spent with snowflake crafting and more reminiscing of new years gone by... it's nice to remember that its the little things in life that truly make us the happiest, eating popcorn and playing cards with the family or sneaking a sip of your dads beer on New Years! Happy New Year from your Fountains friends!
It was a wonderful weekend! Saturday morning began with exercise with the parachute. It was a fun time had by all! Then we all had a good laugh to jokes and humorous stories. The afternoon was busy playing bingo and listening to and singing songs. We began our Sunday morning by singing several Christmas carols one last time. Next, we stretched and flexed our bodies before tossing the beach ball to each other for a bit. It was a great afternoon listening to a young piano player. She played all sorts of music from classical to Christmas and residents loved it! We also watched the Vikings game while others worked on a puzzle. The day ended with a sing along of our favorite old-time songs.
It was a very nice couple of days here in the Willows! We started both days with Tai Chi exercise class. Great way to begin our day! Thursday afternoon, we enjoyed watching lots of dancing videos while eating tasty cookies. After that was Music Safari. Everyone had a great time playing instruments and moving and dancing to a variety of music. Friday afternoon, we had a good time playing several games of bingo. We ended the day with songs from musicals and a polka concert while we enjoyed more cookies.
It was a wonderful weekend here in The Willows at The Fountains at Hosanna! The weekends are such a wonderful time with the business of the season and all of the family visits! Our highlight, besides our daily fun "regulars"- like, exercise and the daily report, was the Camarate Brass Christmas Concert on Sunday! Wowza, what a beautiful sound echoed though the halls! We also started working on our snowflakes for the dining room- so lots of smiles from all of the glitter! Carols and visits and meals all in between! Merry Christmas to all!
Happy Friday! Our day was packed with so many things today! Right after breakfast, we had our Tai Chi exercise class. Then we went to hear the Primrose School kids sing carols for us. They were so cute, enthusiastic and animated! Residents loved listening and watching them! We ended the morning by singing many Christmas carols together like, "Deck the Halls," "White Christmas," "Silent Night," and "The First Noel." This afternoon, we had a wonderful holiday concert from the Bloomingtones choir. After that, there was even more music with piano music with James. He was so amazing playing all our favorite carols. It was a fantastic day!
Happy Thursday! Our day started with Tai Chi exercise class. It felt good to get moving! The rest of the day was filled with Christmas festivities. During lunchtime we had the MSS group come and sing Christmas carols to us which was so nice. Everyone had a wonderful time this afternoon listening to carols, getting gifts, and eating cookies! Music Safari ended the afternoon. Everyone loved singing more carols and playing instruments like bells. It was a great day!
Happy Tuesday! Our day was filled with music and merriment! Our day began with singing Christmas Carols, "O Holy Night" and "Deck The Halls" were today's favorites! Next we stretched and flexed our bodies for a little exercise. The weather report was a happy one... highs in the upper 30's this week! Yippee! For Arm Chair Travel we watched a wonderful little show about the European Christmas markets. The residents loved it, especially all of the handmade toys and chocolates! It was set to beautiful music, so it was a feast for the eyes and ears. After lunch and a rest break we all gathered for some holiday sweets and coffee- pumpkin or apple pie- need I say anything more- all were happy and when we weren't chewing, we were telling stories and reminiscing about our youth and the magic of Christmas. We also watched a touch of White Christmas before dinner. Stellar day!
Happy Monday! We had a fantastic morning with the kids from Christian Heritage Academy. The 3rd and 4th graders sang Christmas carols to the residents. Then they all made snowmen with them. They turned out so adorable! We all had to rest after all that fun before lunch. This afternoon we enjoyed playing bingo together. Then we had a good time listening to Christmas carols while we exercised a little by tossing the balloon to each other. It felt good to get moving and we all love that Christmas music! It was a great day!
It was a wonderful weekend filled with lots of music! We sang many Christmas carols together including "Hark the Herald Angles Sing," "Joy to the World," "Away in a Manger" among many other favorite carols. There were two piano recitals on Saturday. We enjoyed hearing young ones play Christmas carols for us. It was also so nice to get homemade Christmas cards from them as well. That put a smile on everyone's faces! The next piano recital was older kids playing Christmas carols. It was beautiful and they all did a fantastic job. Residents loved listening to all the music! Other than music, we had a good time playing bingo Sunday afternoon!
What a great couple of days! It has been very busy around here again! We had a good start to our days with Tai Chi exercise. We enjoyed some tasty cookies Thursday afternoon while watching Celtic Woman Christmas concert on YouTube. Music Safari was also a great time with singing Christmas carols and playing instruments like bells and drums. Friday afternoon was fun with the birthday party! We had a new performer, guitarist and singer, Troy Flemming. It was amazing and everyone loved listening to his music!