Wednesday, December 14, 2011

San Carlos Elms Holiday Party in our memory care community, "The Grove"

While the assisted living side of The Elms was having their Holiday Party down stairs, the memory care, "The Grove" was having their own party upstairs. With musical guest Conrad on Guitar, the residents and staff sang along with him. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

San Carlos Elms Celebrates the Holiday Season

Their were just too many great pictures to choose from at our Holiday Party this year, so I hope you enjoy the collage that was put together. Thank you to all the residents and their families that came this year, we had a great time!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

San Carlos Elms Activity Director Kathleen Sullivan Honored

San Carlos Elms is proud to have Kathleen Sullivan-Activities Director, honored by SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors on 12/3/2011.

SpiritCare acknowledges 3 out of 62 Activities Directors per year. Kathleen was acknowledged by Dr. Grant Schoenhard. His comments: “Some people find gold, we found platinum with Kathleen. Her contribution and character enriches the community. We thank and honor her for what she continues to do.”

The Peninsula Girls Chorus was phenomenal in their contribution to the festivities

Final Group Picture of all Committee Members and Kathleen

Congratulations Kathleen! Don't you have an Activity to get to?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tree Trimming Social at San Carlos Elms

We had such a wonderful time decorating our tree. Thanks to family members who came to help, residents who handed hooks out to other residents who needed them, and the staff for showing their Holiday Spirit. If you look at the pictures below you will see just how much fun we had.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Poetry Corner at San Carlos Elms

Laughing Yoga?
by resident: Rosemary Bishop

The board reads "Laughing Yoga" at 2:00
to go or not to go-
A waste of time of something to do?
Yoga is joy through movement.

Have you ever experienced Laughing Yoga?
It is something hard to describe.
Is is really the same as Yoga?
Or something just implied?

Our leader from Sidney showed us what to do.
Clap hands, one clap, two claps
Faster now: one clap, two claps, three claps
Saying: HA, HA, HA, HO, HO, HO!
Find Sidney, Australia on the map.

Laughing Yoga is best done in a group.
With a leader to call the motions.
You follow like hens in a coop.
More like waves in the ocean.

Some of the participants said it was interesting.
Our leaser smiled and joked.
He seemed to try to make us laugh,
but he was no Groucho Marx or Jack Benny.

Friday, November 11, 2011

San Carlos Elms Remembers and Honors their Veterans

San Carlos Elms would like to Thank Girl Scout Troop 393 for presenting the colors and making such lovely poppy corsages for our residents for Veterans Day. It is a day that they will always have in their hearts.

The Girl Scout Troop helped pin all the resident who attended with special pins. Those who served, like Henry shown below received a pin with a red, white, and blue ribbon. Spouse or Family members received a poppy corsage.

Girl Scout Troop 393 sings songs to commemorate this Veterans Day.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Laughter Yoga at San Carlos Elms

Dominic and Nina had a great interaction shown below during one of the laughter exercise.
Curley, our house dog heard all the fun and joined in. Curley added to our laughter experience.
We had a oh, oh moment during laughter yoga.

Wii Bowling at San Carlos Elms

We always have a good time when we bowl. Cheering one another on especially when someone picks up a 7/10 split like George and Don do on occasion.

Wii Bowling is getting pretty serious at San Carlos Elms. Irene bowled a 279 last Friday. 1 strike shy of a perfect game!

Friday, November 4, 2011

San Carlos Elms receives a second visit from Central Middle School

The Central Middle School kids came this time to read to our residents, but they had a special ending in mind. They ended with doing the Macarena for the residents, however Rosemary couldn't help herself she had to join in with the students. She showed them she still has the moves.
Thank you Central Middle School Hope to see you again soon!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Brittan Acres School gives San Carlos Elms an Early Halloween Visit

Thank you Mr. Umber and to your class for getting us into the Halloween Spirit!
Ms. Umber, Snow White and her 30 dwarfs, don't eat the apple Ms. Umber.
Here is Ms. Umber's class this year putting on a wonderful performance.
The Residents enjoy the concert the children put on for them, singing, and playing the piano. They were all so great!!!
Dean and Caroline are both getting a story read to them at the same time I hope they don't get their stories crossed.
June listens very closely to what is being read to her.

A Cheerleader reads a book to Mary.
Marilyn looks like she is enjoying her story by a bat.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

San Carlos Elms Poet Celebrates Halloween in her own words

Halloween Path
That's the Elms, and I am a Resident
It's a large building on Elm and Cherry.
To show you- I won't be hesitant.
Front door opens to sad to merry.

Walk in through a large double door.
Up a wide an impressive path.
Which begins on Elm which has car galore.
To figure the size you need advanced math.

First you see a wooden bench to the left and to the right.
Say!There's Peter's bicycle.
It's a familiar sight.
But there are no little tricycles!

There is a big pair of orange and black boots.
The super long toes are pointed and curled.
Some one's Halloween boot--
covered with sparkles and pearls.

The other side has a large black ant.
It is scary and over a foot tall.
Oh, I'm beginning to pant.
Hang tight --I might fall.

The sides are lined with pumpkins and cornstalks.
About five on each side.
Some pumpkins have funny faces
who made these with pride?

Oh! There's a hay pile
With a darling stuffed couple on top
I would walk a mile to see their sunny smile.

It must be Halloween
To have all this.
From which to run and hide
but this all treat no trick.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

San Carlos Elms Residents Trying Their Luck on the Slots

Ruby takes it one token at a time to see if she could win that Lunch Outing trip.

Henry takes a look to see what he could win when he hits the big Jack Pot!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Trick or Treat goody bags from San Carlos Elms

The Residents worked hard making the goody bags for the trick or tr-eaters that come this year. They can't wait to see all the cute costumes that come to visit.

San Carlos Elms Residents Create Their Pumpkins

George was happy to have completed his purple faced pumpkin.
Ruth was excited to look like her pumpkin.
Joan made a star eyed pumpkin.
Caroline made a cute pumpkin.

Arts & Crafts

 The San Carlos Library came in with a fun painting project for our residents.