Monday, April 30, 2018

Laughter Yoga

Thanks to our friends from Care Indeed we are laughing happily with our Laughter Yoga Instructor Annie.
Laughter Yoga combines unconditional laughter with Yogic Breathing.
Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific face that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.


Bob enjoyed laughing along with everyone.

Marilyn was happy to lead a laughter dance.
 

San Carlos Elms Activities for May 2018


Music in Motion

Thanks to our Friends at the A.C.C. (San Carlos, Adult Community Center) our Residents enjoyed working out Allen last week to some great music!
The Residents had fun learning dance steps while sitting.

The Residents enjoyed their exercise and can't wait for their next visit.

Betty loved participating.

Emily was so excited at the end she jumped for joy!
Thank you to our Friends at the A.C.C. for introducing us to all of our Residents.
 
Our Residents in our Memory Care Program loved the new activity!
 
Barbara and Ann got a kick out of the new exercise.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Musical Afternoon

Cellist Matthew accompanied by pianist were fantastic!
After the performance Residents talked to the performers and expressed their gratitude.



Bessie and Sue kicked up their feet, sat back and enjoyed the show.
The Residents are excited about Matt returning in the future!

Monday, April 23, 2018

San Carlos Elms Attends the Chicken's Ball

Every other year, the San Carlos community rallies its talented singers, dancers and actors to put on a fund-raising event for the San Carlos Schools called "Chickens' Ball". It is the longest running PTA  fundraiser in the United States, we are happy to attend every other year and show our support.
The "Chickens' Ball" is a truly enjoyable event for the whole family.
 
The show is running next weekend, April 28th & 29th.
 If you haven't seen it yet, we highly recommend it!!!
 
With the title of "Time Stands Still" for this years Chickens' Ball it was so entertaining to see all the comedy and variety acts.

Here are just a few of the acts our Residents enjoyed!
 









The acts were fantastic and full of energy!
Thank you to all the performers and everyone behind the sceens for making this a wonderful event!

Little Explorers Petting Zoo Visit

San Carlos Elms Residents enjoyed a  visit from the Little Explorers Petting Zoo recently.
The zoo came to visit our Residents in our Memory Care Program, but a group of Residents from our Assistant Living took advantage of seeing all of the wonderful animals too.
Thank you Little Explorers Petting Zoo for always making this such a great day!
Madelaine was happy holding her new friend.

Barbara was all smiles with her bunny.

George enjoyed all the animals, but bunnies are always the best.

Tom was happy to come up for a visit.
He was assuring our house dog, Curley that he is still number one!

Ruth was all hugs with her bunny.

Frances smiled so big!

Kirsten would never miss the animals.

Bob was surprisingly happy with his bunny.

Carol was all laughs for all the animals.

Ruth loved looking at the chicken's and pig.

Terry enjoyed all the animals and the fresh air.
 
Tish was happy to come upstairs to visit the wonderful animals.

Little Explorers Petting Zoo brings so many animals for our residents to pet, hold and view.
 
Curley was trying to be a good host to our visitors, welcoming them with open paws.
Thank you Little Explorers Petting Zoo for a fantastic visit!
 

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Arts & Crafts with Lindsay

Lindsay, a great volunteer at San Carlos Elms, always has a fun craft to share with our Residents.
This month she did Zentangle Draws and Beading.
Ana's work was wonderful.

Pat loved the extra details on her work.

Marilyn thought it was different, but fun.
 
This is Marilyn's work.
 
Lindsay loves working with our Residents and helping them with their craft.


Russ tried the larger scale of art work.

Marilyn made bracelets with Lindsay at her next visit.

Helen did too.
Thank you Lindsay for being such a wonderful volunteer and coming up with crafts that our Residents will enjoy.
 

Happy Holidays

San Carlos Elms had their Holiday Party. Residents, Families, and Staff had a fun filled day. We had live music, from Silver Bell Jazz ...