Green Acres Manor News - January 2009
Happy New Year to you all!
We hope that everyone enjoyed their New Year's holiday. What great weather we've been having isn't it! It's nice to be able to have everyone outside at this time of year. We have really been enjoying it here. It's almost as good as what we had down in Mexico during our vacation. Monica and I had a wonderful time. Thank you to all of you who have asked about it. We are blessed to be able to take that time away, and we thank all of our employees for helping us make that happen.
This past December we had the 3rd grade class from Kenwood Elementary School come and put on a musical performance and then stay and visit with the residents and staff. Everyone seemed to have a great time. We also had a family of 4 sisters come with their children to sing Christmas and Holiday carols with the residents. It's a good thing we'd been practicing the song Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and other songs so we could sing along!
The residents and staff baked and decorated Holiday cookies along with other crafts fitting to the season. We had a wonderful Christmas morning opening gifts with all of our residents and staff. Christmas is such a great time of the year for us. We wish we could celebrate it for a longer time!
In January, Ana celebrated her Birthday. She and the residents enjoyed a yummy ice-cream cake and a fun afternoon.
In celebration of Martin Luther Kings Birthday the residents finished the statement “I have a dream”. Each resident's door states what their dream is. If you have a chance, come and see what each resident's dream is. It's quite interesting.
It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Peg Poole passed away on 1/19/09. She died at the age of 99. Peggy lived a very full life. I remember when she told me that as a child her family would take the horse drawn buggy to the local market for goods. She lived to see the first telephone, car, TV and airplane. Peggy experienced WWI and WWII and all the other major wars in between. She was born during William Taft's Presidency and saw 17 other Presidents take office. What an amazing life she led. She will be greatly missed.
Monica and I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2009! Take care for now.
Joe & Monica