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Nov. 28-Dec. 4
This week marked the beginning of Advent. Our local churches did the lighting of their Advent wreaths. Thanks to the Pastors for sharing their Advent materials with the residents. Let us all remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Have you ever thought of making a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake? That is something we did with our kids when they were small. It was a suggestion that came with their catechism lessons. Enjoy this preparation time with your families. That is probably the only benefit of this virus is that families are having more time together.
Here at Glenhaven the start of Advent also meant the undoing of our fall decorations, which is what we did on Monday. All the fall colors are so pretty, I hate to see them go, but Christmas is taking shape nicely. We still have several areas to decorate, but have been trying to get the outside areas done first since we’ve had such nice weather to work in. The care tree is all set for the lighting this Sunday. This event, like everything else in 2020 will be very low key. The Glenwood City royalty will be turning on the lights.
We also spent some time this week decorating individual rooms, as families are bringing in room decorations for their loved ones. It certainly is helping to raise their spirits. Keep up the good work, families!
The tenants at Havenwood made gnomes this week, under the direction of Carol. They turned out really cute. Next week the Glenhaven residents will be making theirs. This week the residents worked on the large snowflakes that we always hang from the ceilings. They are very easy, but so beautiful when they are done. We have several other Christmas crafts to work on. It’s something we can do individually when we can’t gather together.
We had our monthly Resident Council meeting on the 1st, which again had to be done individually. Residents got a chance to voice any concerns they were having, which are then communicated to the department heads.
It was also Apple Cider Day this week, so residents enjoyed hot apple cider and treats on Tuesday afternoon. It was a nice break from the normal coffee.
The in-house beauty shop was busy as usual on Wednesday. We are doing the best we can without the services of the beautician. The ladies look great!
Exercises and popcorn day ended out the week, along with more decorating.
We had one birthday this week, LeRoy Russell. Happy Birthday, LeRoy.
Have a good week, and stay healthy!