Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What has the Memory Program been up to at San Carlos Elms?

In our Memory Care Program we are happy to see the Residents participate in a variety of activities.
Here is a sample of what we do.
crafting,

crafting,
 
crafting,
 

painting,

live music,

singing,

listening to music,

enjoying rabbit visitors,
 

and reading.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

San Carlos Celebrates Christmas with a Contest

At San Carlos Elms we had a door/ shelf decorating contest.
The Residents took time to decorate their apartment doors and it looked very festive during the holiday season.
Votes were casted by residents, family members, staff and visitors.
Ballots were counted and the winner was....
Shirley Carmona with her decorations seen as soon as you got off the second floor elevator it was hard to miss. Shirley won a special bag of brownie cookies.
 
We had four runners up who all won a bag of cookies and they are the following, 
Shirley Snowden

Dorothy Silva
 

Gene Davenport

Marguerite Warden
Thank you for everyone who participated ALL your doors looked wonderful!!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Little Explorers Petting Zoo Visits San Carlos Elms

The Residents at The Elms always enjoy the visit from the Little Explorers Petting Zoo.
It looked like rain today so, we met in the garage and had a great time!
Alyce had fun with the pigs.

Ruth and her daughter, Jan love the rabbits.

Helen enjoyed the pigs, chickens, ducks,.... 
and the alpaca.
 
Tish liked all the animals waist high she could pet their fur.

Ruth loved the little nose on the pig.

I hope Lisa wasn't thinking of going for a ride.

Even our receptionist, Ashley took a selfie with the alpaca.
Thank you for everyone who came and enjoyed the animals.
Also thank you to the wonderful staff at the Little Explorers Petting Zoo!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Arundle School Visits San Carlos Elms

A spirited kindergarten class came from Arundel School  to visit us today.
They caroled for us for a half an hour with their sweet voices.
Their Santa hats and reindeer headbands added to their performance. 


Local Ukulele Group Performs at San Carlos Elms

For several years have been delighted with the sound of the ukulele group.
They perform their gift with us twice a year.
Sharing with us what they have learned and some of the classics that we sing with them too.


Friday, December 11, 2015

San Carlos Elms Enjoys Hot Chocolate

The Residents enjoyed different styles of hot chocolate.
We had mint, caramel, French vanilla, and no sugar added. Along with the chocolate the Residents were able to add marshmallows and whip cream to their drinks.
They all savored their drinks in their Holiday mugs, some even went in for seconds.



Thursday, December 10, 2015

St. Charles School Spreads Holiday Joy at San Carlos Elms

St. Charles School did a wonderful job singing Christmas carols to our Residents this morning.
They did an amazing job telling the story of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' line by line.
After they sang they presented each Resident with a card they made.
Thank you St. Charles and all the parents for their support.


 
Red & Thelma enjoyed their visit in the Lobby.

Bill was happy that the students read their card to him.
 
Kirsten thought all the students were wonderful.

George enjoyed his cards.

All the Residents enjoyed their visit and we wish all of them a Happy Holiday Season!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Crafting with Lindsay at San Carlos Elms

The Residents always enjoy Lindsay's crafting visits.
This day they made holiday bags for family members or for themselves.
They enjoyed crafting while listening to holiday music and socializing.
Thank you Lindsay for all your hard work. 






Friday, December 4, 2015

San Carlos Elms Celebrates with Their Annual Holiday Party!

Today we had a wonderful Holiday Party to kick of this Season.
We had great food, music, and a photo booth.
Please enjoy just a few of our captured moments on film.
Marggie, and Don with their family.

Thelma and Red Lamb indulging in the wonderful food.

Bill & Carol Wenzel were so happy with their seats by Yelena, the piano player.

Faye and her son, Bob we happy it wasn't raining.

Becky and her daughter, Terry enjoying the sun safely in the heated tent.

Peggy Irvine with her family experiencing their first holiday party.

Bob and Krista enjoying each other's company.

The food was delicious!!!

Flash Photo Booth did a great job getting everyone's picture taken.
Below are some of the fun pictures we took. 
The Pettengill Family.

Roberts Family.

Parson Family.

The woman management team.

Some of our wonderful care givers.

Mintz Family.

Ketty, Santa and Gene.

Staff awaiting their gifts from the Residents.

Elizabeth receiving her holiday gift from the Gift Fund Committee.

This is Adeline's first Holiday Party and she was excited with her present!
 
Thank you to all the family members for attending and making it a memorable occasion.
Thank you to the residents for brining your families to celebrate out annual Holiday Party.
A Special Thanks to Santa Clause, Jim who is one of our Residents son, Dorothy Silva.
Lastly thank you to ALL the staff for all your hard work and dedication to making this party run so smoothly.
 
Happy Holidays to Everyone!!!

Residents Staying Active and Having Fun

Art Visit and Presentation Jan Pitcher came in and gave a wonderful presentation to our Residents on Primates.   She spoke to ...