Monday, November 18, 2019

Some Activities Caught on Camera This Month

Laughter Yoga
Thanks to our friends from Care Indeed, Annie comes in to help us laugh. Laughter is proven to be one of the best medicines. We are lucky to have Annie lead us in group laughter yoga.

 The Residents enjoy all the different styles of laughter exercises we do.

Shades of Gray
 One of our Resident family members is in a band.

 The band is so sweet to schedule time to perform for our Residents in Assistant Living and Memory Care.
Thank you Shades of Gray for donating your time and talent.

Arts & Crafts
 Lindsay is another volunteer who comes in with different craft projects for our Residents.
Caroline and Bob are enjoying this weeks project.

 Florence loves to attend Arts & Crafts.

 Both Helen's try their skills at painting.

Madeline on Piano
 Madeline has been performing at San Carlos Elms for years.
We all enjoy her piano playing along with her voice.

Ombudsman Visit

 We were happy to have Diana, a representative from San Mateo Ombudsman Service, come in and talk to our Residents about their rights.
She had a full presentation for our Residents and answered a lot of questions.
Thank you Diana for your time.

Wendell Performs
 Wendell is fantastic!

Scott on Guitar
 The Residents enjoy Scott's singing.

 We even had some Residents up and moving this visit.

Doc Lamott Music Discussion
 We were honored to have Doc. Lamott come in each month with a different Musical topic.

 Music & Motion
 Thanks to our Friends at The A.C.C. Allen comes in monthly to exercise with our Residents.

Potting Succulents and Socializing with Carlmont High School Students
 Students from Carlomont High School, Succulents for Seniors Club come in each month with Succulents they make for our Residents.

 The Residents enjoyed their fall succulents.

 The students put a lot of hard work into their creations and our Residents enjoyed them.

 They also enjoyed spending time with the students and hearing what they are doing in school.

Conrad on Guitar
 The Residents have fun listening to Conrad.

He has a voice that all the Residents and Staff enjoy.
Thank you to all of our volunteers and entertainers who participate with our Residents.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veterans Day

This morning to celebrate our Resident Veterans we had a Veterans Day Ceremony.
We sang patriotic songs, shared stories and took time to remember those Veterans who are no longer with us.
Thank you to San Carlos Boy Scout Troop 321 for helping us put together a beautiful program for our Residents.
Thank you to the American Legion Auxiliary District 8, Unit 1 for making and donating poppy corsages for our Veteran spouses, flag pins with ribbon and poppies for everyone.
Please enjoy the following from our Ceremony this morning.

 Newest Resident John was proud to stand.

Thank you to Troop 321 for making this a special Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Veterans Pinning Ceremony

We know Veterans Day is Monday and we are looking forward to our Veterans Day Ceremony.
Today thanks to our friends at Kindred Hospice our Resident Veterans were appreciated in a wonderful way. Staff Sergeant Ken Newman from Los Altos Legion Post 558, retired Air Force spoke to our Residents today about his time in the service. After sharing his experience he acknowledged each one of our Resident Veterans with a certificate of appreciation with their name and branch of service. Each Resident also received a Veterans pin. 

 John served in the Marines.

Burt served in the Army.

 Tom served in the Army.

 Hershel served in the Army.

 Gene served in the Army.

 Stewart served in the Army.

 Bill served in the Navy.

 Gordon Served in the Air Force.

Bill Served in the Air Force.

 Bob Served in the Navy.

At 103 Ken was honored to meet Bob and thank him for his service.

Thank you Ken and Kindred for making this a beautiful way to show our appreciation to our Resident Veterans.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Hope Your Halloween was Fun!

We had a fantastic and fun filled Halloween day here at San Carlos Elms.
Let's walk you through our day.

Arbor Bay School Visit 
 The students from Arbor Bay School visited our Assistant Living.
Their music teacher Chris provided great music for our Residents to kick of our Halloween morning.

I don't think their was an empty seat in the house.

The songs were so great, the Residents sitting up close had the best interactive seats.

The students even made Halloween card for every Resident in The Elms, Assistant Living and Memory.
They even made individual birthday cards for our Residents celebrating on or close to Halloween.


Before going back to school each student received a Halloween bag that were all made by the Residents last week.

Thank you Arbor Bay school, especially Susan who help make this visit possible and  music teacher Chris.
Thank you to all the teachers, students, parents and volunteers who made this morning special.

Children's Place

The youngsters from Children's Place came in to visit and color with our Residents in our Memory Care Program.

 Vijia made a lot of new friends.

Linda kept Curley calm while all of the kids were visiting.

Nothing but smiles seen around the memory program during their visit.
Thank you to all of the teachers, students, parents and volunteers who made this visit possible.

 Don't worry we made sure the Children's Place received their treats too.

The Residents, staff and families enjoyed seeing all of the costumes.

Music Discussion with Doc Lamott
We were honored to have Doc. Lamott come in on Halloween with the topic "Danse Macabre: Ghouls, Ghost and the Supernatural in Music".
Thank you Doc for coming in costume. All of the Residents in attendance enjoyed

Thank you Doc. Lamott for a wonderfully prepared Halloween program for our Resident. See you soon!

Memory Care Halloween Party & Bingo
Carol had fun borrowing Ismary's costume.

Bill and Vija smile for the camera.

Bill and Marilyn pose for the camera.

Marilyn had fun dancing too.

Angelina and Marilyn loved their treats and drinks.


Now that the party was completes it was time for some BINGO.

Mercedes was enjoying her card from the Arbor Bay students.

Carol is ready to play.

Marilyn is keeping an eye on Angelina's cards.

Halloween Party in Assistant Living 

Residents were ready to party and have a good time.

Helene, Nellie, Sheilia and Hershel enjoyed socializing.

Stewart posed with his Bingo buddy Fred

Everyone had a great time.

Connie with niece Gretchen. 
Connie tied for best costume.

Joyce wanted a picture with the other best costume worn by our 102 year youngster at heart Bob.

Mary Joe had a fun costume.
Dolores, Kathleen and Gloria smile for the camera.


Dorothy and Albert enjoyed their first party at The Elms.
They enjoyed sitting with their new friend Connie.

Thank you to ALL of the staff that made this day fun and enjoyable especially those who dressed up for the day!
A special thanks to Ismary, Activity Leader in the Memory Program, Kathleen, Activity Director and new Activity Assistant Annabelle for making the day run so smoothly.
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.

Some Activities Caught on Camera This Month

Laughter Yoga Thanks to our friends from Care Indeed , Annie comes in to help us laugh. Laughter is proven to be one of the best medic...