1. van transport to: all medical appointments Tue/thu/Mona.m.; to two local grocery stores mons; to religious services on the weekends; to all recreational trips/outings.
2. Foot care, hearing, SHINE services 1x/mo or as needed; Caretenders PT, OT, etc on campus.
3. Free recreational programs 7 days/nights/wk.
4. Shopping cart with sundries 1x/wk.
5. Full service beauty salon on site.
1. Rosary 1x/wk resident run.
2. Mass, Ecumenical Communion service with our own rev. Charles Summers, Bible study with Pastor Jeff Chandler ea. 1x/mo.
3. Transportation to religious services every weekend.
The Singing Xmas Tree, 12/8; the Trinity U. Methodist Chamber Singers and Bell Choir Xmas a capella Xmas concert 12/15; Bright Nights ( World famous lights at Forest Park, SPfld.) 12/9, 12,6; Walmart, macy’s/Mall 2x/mo; General Dollar Store; Garden Belles Christmas Luncheon at the Ludlow Country Club; Evergreen Walk walking mall in CT for superior shopping 12/20; Spfld. Museums and shops, 12/27; Home for the Follidays, Spfld. Symphony, 12/7.
Every Tuesday & Saturday p.m.
1. Christmas carolling with Reenie Harwell, 12/3 1pm.
2. John Thorp accordionist, 12/10 1pm.
3. Richard Loomis 12/17 viola Christmas
4. Rob Maron guitarist/singer, 12/24 1pm.
5. Eddy C’s New Years Eve polka band, 7 -9pm.
6. Tom Bilodeau, singer with gentle sounds & backup, 12/7, 1pm.
7. Tony Rarus, singer/guitarist, a favorite, 12/14 1pm.
8. Debra Kelley, pianist, 12/21 Xmas carols
9. Sandy Robinson cocktail pianist 12/28 1pm.
10. Jimmy Voltz Singers fr. a local Baptist Church 12/1 2pm.
11. Boy Scouts carol in lobby 12/13 6:30pm.
1. Hanukkah dinner 12/2 4pm
2. Holiday Hair tips and hair decorations Pattie Morin 12/9 2pm
3. Poetry with artist Lori Chagnon, a quadraplegic author, 12/30 2:30pm. Lori’s caretakers take down her oral contributions and tpe on computer for her. She is an amazing poet. Soon Lori will have her first book published and will come here to inaugurate her first book. The title is “I Never Touched a Pen”. Residents who love poetry attend and bring their own selections and contributions as well.
4. “Deck the Trees” is an annual event that produces a spectacular show for our lobby. We have 10 teams of staff and residents who create theme trees that are placed in our lobby for the holidays. Prizes are awarded for the most creative or beautiful trees. Pictures will be on the web. Trees will be up 12/6 along with our beautiful large house tree.
5. Antartica and Global Warming is the theme for Sonia Vicker’s slide show on 12/10, 7pm. Sonia travels the world, is a biologist and photographer. Her mother is one of our residents and Sonia graciously shares her work with us several times a year gratis.
6. Fun Facials & door prizes & holiday shopping opportunities with Susan Miller Mary Kay 12/16 2pm.
7. Christmas Dinner Buffet 12/25 noon.
8. Holiday Bazaar 12/6 at our sister building Grayson House 9 – 3pm. An opportunity to shop for the holdiays.
9. La table Francaise Xmas lunchoen 12/13 noon. French language, culture and Xmas songs in French.
10. Kappy’s Liquors Spirits Tasting will occur on 12/11 6:45pm. Educating residents about cordials, liquers and specialty drinks that can be purchased for the holidays.
11. Make up touch ups 12/18 for ladies going out to their Xmas party, lead by Reenie Harwell, LE Director.
The Von Trapp Singers, 12/2 3pm; Pavarotti Xmas 12/23/2pm; Eight Crazy Nights 12/10 2:30pm; Amadeus, 12/18 1:30pm; A Christmas carol 12/20 1:30pm; the Sound of Music 12/27 1:30pm; Snowy River, 12/25 2pm; Alegria, Cirque de Soleil 12/7/2:30pm; Aurora Boreal;is, 12/14 2pm; Victor Borge at London Palladium 12/21 2pm; Angels with Idrty face, James Cagney 12/28 2pm; Alaska’s Wildreness 12/29 2pm; All in the Family 12/26 2:30pm.
1. The Garden Belles Women’s Club meets monthly, fundraises for charity and plans monthly social events.
2. The Men’s Club has the same organization.
3. The Resident Council meets monthly with adminstration and resident board.
3. The Food Committee meets monthly with the food director.
4. The Book Club meets weekly with Reenie Harwell LE Director.
5. The Knit Club at the Gardens has just complete a long porject and delivered 60 had made winter hats to our adopted school, the Mary Lynch Elementary School. These hats are for poorer children. Also recently made pink scarves for the breast cancer awareness walk in November and have mae scarve for the Xmas bazaar in our sister building.
1. Morning Stretch with former coach Karen Pellerin meets Mondays.
2. Chair Fit with LE Director Reenie Harwell, a specialist in senior exercise meets weekly.
3. Weight Training with YMCA coach meets every Thurs. 1pm for indivdual plans and tracking.
4. The Walking Club is doing indoor walking at this time due to the weather.
5. YMCA Swimming every Thursday 12:30pm.
6. Dancercize is starting on 12/27 lead by Reenie Harwell; working on balance and free movement to music.
1. Bingo three nights per week; Sixty Five and other card games on alternate evenings to BINGO, Mah Jongg Sundays at 1:30pm; puzzle of the week open to all in the Actvity room; Word Games, spelling Bees, Scrabble, Sudoko and other board games are scheduled throughout the month. Bridge every Monday p.m.
1. Music Appreciation lead by Reenie Harwell LE Director explores and discusses many kinds of music. Favorite genres include Jazz and big band. Will explore holiday music this month, or course!
2. Xmas cookie and cnady-making once this month each.
3. The Way We Were is a reminiscence group. Residents and the leader bring in objects and tell stories of their lives and how things were in our locale. Meets in the dining room during morning coffee and offers meaningful sharing and learning.
1. Egg Nog & Cookies, Wine & Cheese, Chips and Dip, Hot cocoa and cookies served throughtout the month.
1. Christmas special dinner, 12/25 and New Year’s Eve gala with the Eddy C polka band.