Elaine Anderson (Administrator) surprised everyone during the lunch hour on Halloween by dressing up as a fun-loving witch! Here she had Carol Thompson in hysterics!
Friday, October 31
Thursday, October 30
Arlene Marshall, along with some other ladies at Serenity, joined in the fun of making popcorn balls this afternoon. In purple, blue and green...we have popcorn bottles in so many fun colors for the trick-or-treaters tomorrow!
Thanks ladies for all of your hard work!
Elaine Anderson was better known as Mickey Mouse today. She dressed up as everyone's favorite Disney character and had everyone's attention as she was reading a children's story to the "Grandpa's & Grandma's" of Serenity along with the local Head Start group. The kids were excited to see Mickey Mouse. At the end of the story hour, each child had to go up to a different "Grandpa & Grandma" to introduce themselves and tell them what they were going to be for Halloween the next day. Bentley the dog came trotting in halfways through the story however and seemed to get more attention than Mickey Mouse!
Thursday was a busy day for some of the ladies at Serenity. Bowl after bowl of popcorn was popped in the old-fashioned popcorn maker. Some of it was used to make popcorn balls and the other half was strung by the ladies at Serenity to make popcorn garlands. Some strings were long, others were shorter...but the ladies sure had a blast making the popcorn garlands. Claryce Stohle (Serenity's self-described 'Birdkeeper') suggested hanging the garlands on the trees for the birds to munch on. They turned out great and were hung on the trees all around Serenity!
Tuesday, October 28
Monday, October 27
Tuesday, October 21
Thursday, October 16
This evening, one of our interns (Emily Wells) planned an exciting event for the ladies and gentlemen at Serenity. The event was Oktoberfest and we went the whole nine yards! The meal itself was incredible: Ruebens, Beer Cheese Soup, Bratwursts, Sauerkraut, Pumpkin Cake, & more! We tapped our toes to some polka music and enjoyed root beer from our stein glasses.
Today, Claryce Stohle tuned another year young! To celebrate, her daughter ordered a beautiful cake and shared it with everyone during coffee hour. Claryce even got to extend her celebrations and started early by going out with friends yesterday! In the picture, Claryce is holding up two cards from her great nephews!
"Age is a matter of mind...and if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!"
Esther Hilger & Muriel Kaercher often spend their afternoons competing for the title of Scrabble Champion. Even Nurse Jodi and Richard (PCA) tried taking on this duo, without much success. If you feel your vocabulary skills are honed, come take on these wonderful ladies for an afternoon at Serenity!
Wednesday, October 15
Thursday, October 9
Music lovers at Serenity had a a lot of entertainment lately. Earlier this week, Nurse Jodi's son, Jeff, came over with his guitar. Little did he know he would have such a large audience! Not only did Jeff play his guitar, but he sang along to the tunes as well!
Today, Rachel Hanson spent an hour playing "Autumn Inspired" piano pieces. She was so talented and had everyone tapping their toes!
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 2
Wednesday, October 1
Today, September 30th, we rejoiced for Arlene Tangen's 80th birthday at Serenity Assisted Living! We celebrated her beautiful self with a scrumptious birthday cake her daughter brought in, along with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and beets.
When asking Arlene if she was planning on having any cake fights that evening, she replied, "Pies work MUCH better for that!"
"Your Birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'YOU' to the world!"