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Welcome February!

Happy month of love!  February is a busy month for us in activities.  This month we will be spreading the love throughout the facility.  Residents will be remembering love songs, making Valentine’s art, flower bouquet crafts, decorating heart cookies, playing a “Gimme Your Heart” dice game, and making Valentine’s picture frames.  Marci’s Memorables will be here on the 12th at 2:15 PM to tell us about the traditions of Valentine’s and to help us make Valentine’s day cards.

We will be voting for a Valentine King and Queen starting February 3rd -12th.  Voting is open to residents, family, and staff members. We will announce and crown the winners at our Valentine’s Day party on the 14th.  The Iowa Accordion Club will be here to help us celebrate during happy hour. 

This month we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness the week of February 16th-23rd.  The residents will be making goodie bags to hand out to other residents and staff members.  I encourage others to take the challenge with us.  Do one small gesture a day; buy a stranger a coffee, hold the door open for others, or leave a positive message for someone to find.  These are great ways to spread joy and inspire others to do the same.   On February 25th we will be celebrating Mardi Gras with a party hosted by Amy.  The party will start at 3:30 pm in the piano lounge.  Come join us for the festivities   and traditional King Cake!

Ashley Gerlach, Recreation Program Director

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