Green Acres Manor News - November 2006
Happy Halloween to all,
As I write this on Halloween, I hope everyone enjoyed a fun and safe spooky holiday. We had a lot of fun this weekend and on Halloween with our residents. Our pumpkin patch had a miraculous growth spurt while we were away on vacation and we were able to enjoy pumpkin carving with many families and friends of Green Acres Manor. Monica was busy in the kitchen baking all kinds of yummy goodies for everyone which were devoured. The winner of the pumpkin carving contest was a friend of ours, Lauren. She carved freehand an adorable jack-o-lantern face. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to bigger and better things for next Halloween.
Also this past month we participated in the Alzheimerís Association Memory Walk at Spring Lake Park. Thank you to those of you who donated. It is going to a great cause. Thank you also to Carol Tellez and Yseult Bourbonnais for joining Monica and me walking in the event this year. We had an enjoyable morning and wonderful conversation. I hope more will join us next year. With the four of us walking, we doubled our total of two from last year, and we doubled our contribution from last year with over $400. We hope to double both the dollars and number of walkers for next year. We look forward to all of help with this goal!
Unfortunately, flu season is upon us. Some of our residents have already had their flu shots. The remainder of them are receiving them on Thursday, November 9th at 11:30am. I was able to arrange this with Sutter VNA. If anyone is looking to get a flu shot, please call me if you want to attend on this day. We will also have hand sanitizer available at the sign in table for all of our visitors to use. Please help us keep our residents in tip top health. Thank you.
Thanksgiving is the next holiday that is rapidly approaching us. We will celebrate with the usual feast of goodies including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, and pie. Iím sure there will even be a mystery dish or two. We donít have a lot of room for guests right now, but if anyone is interested in celebrating the holiday with their loved one, please call me and Iím sure we can make some kind of arrangements. I really like keeping all the families involved with holidays. Also, if anyone plans to take a resident out for Thanksgiving, please call to let me know. I appreciate your consideration with this.
We would also like to introduce our newest employee to you. Her name is Mercy. She is a nursing student at Santa Rosa Junior College. She is a very friendly, warm, and caring person who I think will work very well in our home. She will be working in the am MWFStSn. We will also start seeing more of Lori. Most of you may not know her. She has been working here just on Saturday mornings. Her schedule opened up allowing her to spend more time with us and our great residents. It will be great to see more of Lori. There were no birthdays in October, and I donít know of any for November. I guess that means none of us are getting any olderÖYEAH!!!! I hope to see everyone very soon. Take care for now.