Here in the community it has been somewhat of a busy time! After a spring that was spent dodging the cicada's, our friends that visit every 17 years, we managed to plant a small garden with tomatoes and cucumbers. Some flowers got planted also and they are blooming beautifully, so we're sliding into summer quite nicely. Already, we've been able to enjoy some green fried tomatoes from the garden and they were yummy! What do we do on a hot, hot sunny July afternoon you ask? We pop popcorn, make some cold lemon aide, and pull out the Wii to sharpen up our bowling skills... in the air conditioning I might add!
This has been a very special and busy month. June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month and our community has been occupied with a lot of activities to raise awareness.
I would like to end this month by saying we sure had a lot of flowers being given and planted around the community. Mother's Day I was amazed at all the roses and flowers being given to our wonderful ladies here. it was so wonderful to see the smiles. On nursing home week all the staff was just blooming with excitement with all the goodies and fun we had! And of course we spent the whole Memorial Day planting our flowers in remembrance of our brave men that gave all and the sweet resident that has passed on.
Liberty is so grateful for all of our faithful volunteers last month! To display our gratitude to the community, Liberty management, staff and residents are honored to team-up for a very important City objective. We're "paying it forward" by volunteering on the third Wednesday of every month to serve lunch downtown to people in need through the Mission Possible Group. All of us are looking forward to it.
First and foremost, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of my volunteers that kindly and wholeheartedly helped me out nearly everyday. I will be forever grateful to my volunteers. I would also like to express a thank you to our Mansfield Civitan Club and Cinemark Studios for inviting our community to the presentation of "Alive Inside", a movie that brings a different perspective of care through music in our community. Family members, staff, myself, and volunteers all were in agreement that our facility should be filled with the sound of music for everyone.
The month of March came and went so quickly that this lady seemed caught in a whirlwind! It was a jam packed month beginning with our Golden Buckeye's luncheon with entertainment provided by Frank Sinatra. Of course, our primary votes were handed in. In addition to our happy hour, we enjoyed a surprise, live piano bar performance. Not to mention, our senior Lady's Community dancers stunned us with their amazing tap dancing. But, nothing compared to our St. Patty's day blast. Our very own maintenance manager amazed us all when he and his band gave a performance of a lifetime with beautiful Irish tunes. Hopping soon behind was the one and only Easter Bunny bringing Easter joy to our community Easter Egg Hunt, which was a huge success! So place forgive me for running behind on last months blogs!
It's my first blog of the month and I'd like to use it to salute a very warm, kind and caring lady— Cathy Weaver-Rox. Since her start at Liberty, Cathy has worn many different hats which have given her valuable industry experience. But she decided to take a break from us and used the opportunity to move forward by getting formal education. She's now a shining star at Liberty as our new Administrator and we're so happy to welcome her back home. I'm sure many positive things will come with this fine lady in charge!
We've been busy with resolutions, putting away Christmas decorations, and tidying up after all of the season's festivities. Our Christmas was wonderful, especially the Bingo Marathon, as seen in this photo.
The jolly old man in red arrived at our campus on Christmas Eve with an over abundance of gifts. Residents were excited, but patient, as he greeted them with a warm smile and exuberant "hellos." Evidently everyone had been nice and not naughty because he quickly got to the job at hand—passing out gifts. The room was filled with plenty of chatter and laughter as we all enthusiastically opened them. Once his job was done, away Santa went with a wave and the assurance that he'd see us all again next year.
This has been a busy month for us. Residents and staff have been decorating trees and hallways to make everything cheerful and bright.