The San Carlos Elms The Grove

San Carlos Elms Welcomes Young Talented Music Performers

Monday, October 24, 2016
This weekend the Residents enjoyed listening to our musical volunteers.
They have a gift of music and they shared their talents on violin, piano and in song.
We hope to see them again soon.
Residents were still talking about how professional and talented they were.

San Carlos Elms Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marie Cadero celebrated her 101st birthday today with friends and staff at San Carlos Elms.

 Marie loved her crown, corsage and flowers.

She also enjoyed her balloons.
She indulged in her favorite cake----Chocolate!!!

 Had fun blowing out the candles.

 Henry was masterful playing "Happy Birthday" for all of us to sing along too.

 All Marie's friends came out to wish her a happy birthday!

 Loraine modeled her new ring that was handed out at the party.

 Helen and Henry showed off their dancing moves.

Happy Birthday Marie!!!
Bernella (100), Marie (101), and Loraine (102).

San Carlos Elms Goes Out to Lunch

Friday, October 14, 2016
 Rain or shine, can't stop The Elms from having a good time.
We had a fun and delicious meal at Applebee's today.
We had a great time and we are looking forward to going back again.

San Carlos Elms Memory Program had Fun with the Animals

Monday, October 10, 2016
Even in this wet weather we enjoyed having the Little Explorers Petting Zoo visit us today in our Memory Program.
Some of the Residents from our Assistant Living even came to visit.
 Becky wanted to keep her bunny.

 Tish visiting from the assistant side of The Elms never misses the Petting Zoo.

 Frances is all smiles with her new friend.

 Merle was being a good hostess to all the animals.

  Freida enjoyed her new friend.

 We even had a turtle visit.
Becky liked meeting the pig.

San Carlos Elms Residents Staying Healthy with Laughter Yoga

Jessica Huckabay from Care Indeed stopped by today and had a fun class on Laughter yoga.
Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants.
You can see by these pictures alone how beneficial it was for our Residents and Staff!

Hattie enjoyed getting a shock laugh with Jessica.

Anne, Nellie and Faye were all laughs for the whole session.
Nellie even made up a Tango laugh, while Faye tried for a Jitter Bug laugh.

Even our Staff enjoyed the laughter!!!

Adriana, Osi and David were happy to join in on the laughter.
Thank you Jessica for reminding us just how important and healthy for us to laugh everyday!!!

San Carlos Elms had Fun Attending the Art & Wine Faire

The Elms was happy to get out and walk down to the Art & Wine Faire this past weekend.
The weather was excellent, the exhibits lovely, and the location perfect!
Raquel was happy to escort Ruth and Becky to the Faire.
Rhea was happy to go too.
Ruth and Becky enjoyed all the art work.
Frances and Dean enjoyed it too.
Ruth and Becky showing their silly side at the Faire and...
when they got home.

San Carlos Elms enjoys a Night at The Boots, Blue Jeans & BBQ

Saturday, October 1, 2016
San Carlos Elms was happy to sponsor the Boots, Blue Jeans & BBQ event this evening.
We had a wonderful time socializing in their newly renovated building.
The music was fun, the food was delicious and the raffle prizes amazing!
Tonight's event was put on by the friends of the SCACC (San Carlos Adult Community Center) their way; "to promote healthy lifestyles , lifelong learning and independence for adults over 50 by providing opportunities for recreation, relationships and resources."


Mayor Cameron Johnson Visits San Carlos Elms and The Music & Memory Program

Friday, September 30, 2016
Mayor Cameron Johnson has been coming to The Elms monthly to keep our Residents in the loop of what is going on in the city they live in, but this was a special visit for us. Mayor Johnson not only talked to our Residents in our assistant living today, he also spent some one-on-one time with a Resident in our Memory Care Program. While visiting in the Memory Care Program the Mayor was introduced to the Music and Memory Program and saw the great effect it has on our Residents.
 First, Mayor Cameron Johnson talked with our Residents. 
Then, he met Becky, Suzie introduced them.
Suzie is the one who got the Music and Memory up and running.

Lastly, Mayor Johnson & Becky listened to her music together.
Suzie also visited with Marilyn.
Thank you Mayor Johnson for taking time out of your busy schedule to spend time with us at The Elms and learn a little bit more about our program.
Thank you Suzie and your volunteers for getting all the iPods for each individual Resident done.
Thank you to ALL who donated to this wonderful program.
You have increased the Residents quality of life!!!

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