San Carlos Elms Visits the San Carlos Museum
Monday, August 15, 2016
The Resident enjoyed an afternoon at the San Carlos Museum this weekend.
They even did a scavenger hunt.
Hershel was so happy to see the rich history of San Carlos.
Nellie loved looking at all early pictures of San Carlos.
Ray was taken back by all the Chicken's Ball memorabilia they had.
They all enjoyed the video of San Carlos History too.
Thank you to all the staff that made this such a fun outing!
San Carlos Elms Starting Music in Memory
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Music has a prominent role in the everyday life of many people. Whether it is for recreation, distraction, or mood enhancement. A lot of people listen to music from early in the morning until late at night, especially since the invention of radio and recordings.
Musical sounds, like all auditory signals, unfold over time. It is therefore necessary for the auditory system to integrate the sequentially ordered sounds into a coherent musical perception. This series-to-parallel transformation can be considered a mechanism of working memory, which temporarily stores auditory units and combines them into a single percept (such as a sound pattern, rhythm or melody). Interestingly, there seems to be a high degree of overlap between working memory for musical stimuli and for verbal stimuli, as has been shown in recent working-memory experiments.
San Carlos Elms is proud to be certified in Music & Memory so we can enrich the lives of our Residents through the individualization of music.
Thank you to Suzie Hughs and One Life Counseling for their efforts in bringing this exciting program to our community.
If you would like to see a sample of what we will be doing, please click Alive Inside to see a glimpse of what we hope to accomplish here at San Carlos Elms.
San Carlos Elms Welcomes the Mayor of San Carlos
Friday, July 29, 2016
The Residents were excited to see Mayor Cameron Johnson and hear all the new things happening in San Carlos.
We are so grateful for Mayor Cameron to take time out of his busy schedule to come see our Residents.
San Carlos Elms Enjoys a Root Beer Float Social
During this hot weather, what is better than a root beer float?
The Residents all enjoyed their root beer floats while reminiscing on their earlier years of indulging on this cold beverage.
Ruth was happy we offered seconds.
Bill was happy we had low sugar options to indulge in.
Marcella loved the spoon straws!
Dolores enjoyed hers down to the last drop.
Renate was enjoying her first ever root beer float.
She was telling us that in Germany it is not common, but she thought it was delicious.
San Carlos Elms Enjoys Lunch Out on the Patio
Friday, July 22, 2016
A group of Residents ordered hamburgers, fries and shakes from In-N-Out Burgers today.
We enjoyed them out on the front patio of The Elms under a shaded tent.
We had a wonderful time with good food, friends and laughter.
Muriel invited her granddaughter to have lunch.
Bud couldn't wait for his strawberry shake.
Random Acts of Flowers Visits San Carlos Elms
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Residents enjoyed a special treat the other day. Random Acts of Flowers came and delivered a bouquet of flowers to each of our 89 apartments and brightened the day of each of our Residents.
Random Acts of Flowers recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.
Below are just a few of the moments we caught on camera.
Above is the Random Acts of Kindness team that came to share a moment with our Residents today, along with a few excited Residents.
All the pictures speak for themselves.
Just a few kind words and a bouquet of flowers can brighten anyone's day.
Thank you Random Acts of Flowers for brightening up our day today!!!
San Carlos Elms Get Painting with Lindsay
Monday, July 18, 2016
Lindsay is a wonderful volunteer who comes in to Craft with our Residents.
Enjoy the following pictures of their creativity.
Thank you Lindsay for taking the time to spend and create with our Residents.
Helen is very focused.
Bernella is finished with her hand.
Helen was delighted to join in.
Harriet was excited that her painting was almost done.
Betty couldn't wait to finish hers to see the final outcome.
She is worried she will see dots for the next several hours, but worth it.
San Carlos Elms Weekend Activities
We have a very active community.
During the weekends the Residents enjoy some of the following activities;
Social Tea on the Patio,
Live entertainment (Conrad on Guitar)
or (Shades of Grey) a Residents family,
Discussion with Ashley.
These are just a few of the new activities we have started on the weekend.
The Residents are enjoying them. We welcome all who would like to attend.
San Carlos Elms is Entertained by the Serendipity Dancers
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Residents enjoyed themselves this afternoon by watching the Serendipity Dancers.
They put on a great variety show for our Residents, Family and Staff.
Here are a few highlighted moments.