Green Acres Manor News - December 2006
Happy Belated Thanksgiving to everyone!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day holiday and had plenty of yummy
fix’ns. We have plenty of leftovers if anyone didn’t!!!
As the cold and flu season is in full effect I am hearing stories of other large
facilities having serious bouts of different illnesses. I urge you to be thoughtful
of our residents and not visit if you are sick. We also now have hand sanitizer
for you to use when you come and visit. It is right next to the sign in sheet.
Everyone here has had flu shots now, so hopefully we have taken all the precautions
that we can to keep everyone healthy and safe for the upcoming holiday season.
Speaking of the holiday season…we will celebrate Christmas with our residents the
morning of the 25th. We will have a nice breakfast as usual, and then proceed to
the living room to open gifts. This will be around 10am. We invite you to share
in this gift opening and lunch that will be served following. We will have a nice
ham with all the fix’ns and I’m sure plenty of holiday cookies. Please let me know
if you will be joining us that day. We have a very fun activities program
scheduled for December. Please see our information board for a day-to-day list.
You are always welcome to participate. Lastly, please let me know if anyone will be taking
residents out either on Christmas Eve or Christmas. We appreciate knowing ahead of
time so they can be ready for you. We would also ask that everyone return by 8:30pm
on both nights. Thank you.
For those of you who are responsible for one of our residents please take an
inventory of their winter clothing. Talk to the girls if you need help with what
they might need. Warm socks and sweaters are a common need as well as rain wear for
if they go out. Thank you again!
I’m sure I’ll see and or talk to most of you before the holidays but if not, I hope
everyone has a blessed holiday season and New Years celebration. As this is the
season of giving, remember that sometimes the best (and cheapest) gift is the gift
of your time. Our residents love seeing you and interacting with you. I also think
it is so great that a lot of you take a moment or two with residents who are not
your loved ones. They really appreciate that.
Thank you all for making our 2006 year a successful and memorable one. We have
enjoyed the business tremendously and have so many great memories, and all of you
are a part of that. Once again have a great holiday season…stay safe…and enjoy.
Thank you again.