Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Yelena & Tibor Entertain the residents at San Carlos Elms

Once a month Yelena on piano, and Tibor on violin, wow our residents with their talent and skill. The way they compliment each other is terrific.

Thank you Yelena & Tibor!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blackjack time at San Carlos Elms

We had a great time today playing blackjack as we always do every other Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, February 27, 2012

San Carlos Elms Memory Program Taking Advantage of a Beautiful Day

The Grove our Memory Program had a great afternoon in the sun. Reading poetry, singing and blowing bubbles.
Just look at how much fun Elisa is having.
Lida is trying to pop those bubbles.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Trinity Presbyterian Church volunteers in The Memory Program at San Carlos Elms

Thank you to Pastor Mary Graves, Trinity Presbyterian Church and the resident volunteers from The Elms, (Dorothy, Henry, and Rosemary) who help Mary with the singing.
Your visits brighten up the afternoon.

Lunch Outing with the Residents at San Carlos Elms

Every month we go out to lunch. The Residents make some suggestions on where they would like to go and this month it was Johnny Rockets. We had a great time!

Ruth enjoyed her Root beer float.

Friday, February 24, 2012

San Carlos Elms attends the San Carlos State of the City with Andy Klien at The Aviation Museum

This was a wonderful evening of History 101 in San Carlos given by Mayor Andy Klein. And The table tops of everything else going on in our community. Volunteer opportunities, San Carlos Fire Department along with the San Mateo County Office giving Citizens Academy course and more.

We enjoyed listening to the Mayors speech I loved how he compared how when he was younger he compared politics to the movies "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington" and "The American President".
June and Kathleen fielding questions about The Elms and what we are all about. We had a fun time.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Downtown San Carlos Elms

Welcome to Downtown San Carlos Elms where you can find just about everything you are looking for.

The Elms Little Market where you can purchase everything from toiletries to birthday cards for your friends.
We also have ice cream and sodas available.
The Resident Lounge, this is where you can grab a cup of coffee or tea, a magazine or a paper. You can also grab a friend and have a great time playing games in this room.
Awe, The Recreation Room where we watch our movies and we do all our exercising. We also do all our music and big socials in this room.
Last, but certainly not least is the Library where you can check out any books or DVD's on the honor system.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras at San Carlos Elms

We had a fun day posing as a jester for the day. We wish we could all still jump up like that. The staff along with the residents had fun taking pictures and later in the day listening to Conrad on Guitar. He is such a delight all the residents enjoy his music.
Don posing as a jester.
Lori one of our staff having fun posing too!
The residents love when Conrad comes to play here is a little tease.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day from San Carlos Elms

We had a lovely Valentine's Day at San Carlos Elms. We had live music, a great party that lasted till dinner time and dancing.
Fran, Hank, Elly and Grace enjoyed the sodas and each others company this Valentine Day.
Dean, Stella, Caroline and Marilyn couldn't get enough to drink they loved the ginger-ale and 7up.
Carolyn, Irene, Marguerite, and Bernella had a wonderful time listening to the music, however Irene showed everyone she still has moves when she did the Macarena for everyone.
Fred and Gloria posed for the Kissing booth.
Thank you to Madeline on piano she is wonderful!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

San Carlos Elms receives a visit from Central Middle School

We had another great visit with the students from Central Middle School. They read stories, socialized with the residents and before they left they showed their dancing skills by doing the Macarena. Some of the residents joined in and some did the moves from their seats. It was a fun afternoon.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

San Carlos Elms had a 100 birthday today for one of our Volunteers

Happy 1ooth Birthday to the prettiest lady in the building today. Congratulations Claire and Thank you for dedication to The Elms especially the Memory Program, for bringing a little bit of music into their lives once a week. We Love you for that and Thank you!!!

Make a wish...
Well done Claire!
Ruth and Dorothy would never miss their friends birthday.

Cheers to another great year.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

San Carlos Elms Musical Entertainment

Howard visits The Elms once a month to perform on the piano. He Performs for our residents in our Assistant Living community.Then, Howard goes to our Memory Care Program, "The Grove" to perform for our residents there. They enjoy his music and his voice. Thank you Howard!

Monday, February 6, 2012

San Carlos Elms Celebrates Ann 102 Birthday

We had a great birthday party for Ann a lot of her family came to celebrate this momentous occasion and so did the residents. Below are just some of the pictures from our celebration.
Hank was one of many residents who gave Ann a birthday card, saying we should all be as lucky as you.
Ann and one of her family members having a very cute moment he asked her how old she was and she responded 102, then he asked her how old do you feel she said I feel 100.
This is a great picture of her son helping his mom blow out the candles on her cake. And no we did not put trick ones on even though they were acting like they were.
Just an over view of all the Residents who did attend the party.
Finally a picture of the fabulous birthday girl at the end of the party still looking radiant!

Friday, February 3, 2012

San Carlos Elms Valentine Poem Written by a Resident

by: Rosemary Bishop

Valentine is a strange name
Is it a male or a female?
It is a saints just the same--
Worshiped over hill and dale.

Do you know any Valentine today?
I know neither boy or girl so named.
No matter how I search or pray.
The name is never claimed.

He must of done something nice.
To be know worldwide.
To make you think more than twice
To be on skin and hide.

Valentine senders come and go
So lots of people make money
Some Valentines you keep--others you throw
Some are sent to their "honey"

I got a Valentine today
It made me feel sooo good!
This is what it had to say
"I Love you Grandma."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

San Carlos Elms Social Tea and Crafts

Most Thursday afternoons you can catch the residents hanging out in The Resident's Lounge having a cup of tea with an snack.Also having great conversations while listening to fun music.
Then after a nice spot of Tea we follow with some Crafts...
The Residents are getting ready for Valentines Day!

San Carlos Elms Receives a visit from Central Middle School

Central Middle School came to visit us the other day and we are looking forward to their next visit next week. We spread out in the Library, Resident Lounge and Lobby to make sure all the residents could here the stories being read to them. Thank you Central Middle School.
Ruby enjoyed her company from the boys from Central she can't wait to see them again on February 10th.
You can tell just by looking at Marilyn's face that she is enjoying the story being read to her.
A.J. had fun showing Henry how to work an IPad. Henry enjoyed James company and reading. When the boys left he said nobody has ever said he was awesome before.

Memorial Day

 This marks a time for all of us to remember those that we have lost. Residents were offered Poppies to commemorate this day.