Tuesday, May 29, 2012

San Carlos Elms Remembers Memorial Day

We remembered this memorial day by celebrating the 90th year of the poppy. Each resident was handed a poppy to remember a friend, or family member who had past while serving for their country.

Carla remembers her brother.

Marilyn remembers her husbands service in the Army.

JoAnne and Henry they both remember. Henry served in the Navy.

Lindsey, Ann, and Ruth, talked about their times. Ann in the Navy as a nurse. Ruth talked about her sons who served.

Norine had two sons who served and we enjoy seeing them when they visit.
Thank you to all who severed and for those who are no longer with us our prayers go out to your families. 

San Carlos Elms has a Special Hula Performance

Buddy wanted a special way to celebrate his father, Bud Edwards 98th birthday. What better way then to have his grandchildren come and dance for all the residents. Not only did they perform in our assisted living community, they also performed in our memory care.

Buddy and Ingrid introducing their two dancers.

Thank you so much girls you did a magnificent job!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

San Carlos Elms Enjoyed their Dinner Outing

This was the first of several dinner outings we will be attending this summer during The Farmers Market season. We enjoy shopping for some fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes the kettle corn too, but the most fun we have is meeting up at the park for some live music. Just before we enjoy a lovely meal out together.  

Dorothy enjoyed her mussels and creamy polenta.

Estelle and her husband George enjoyed sharing a tomato pizza and the nudi.

Alyce also enjoyed her nudi.

Thank you to the staff at Piacere restaurant on Laurel St. you were wonderful to us on our night out on the town.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Resident Reflects on The San Carlos Home Town Day Parade in a Poem

The San Carlos Home Town Day Parade
by Rosemary Bishop

What do you think.
When you hear the beat.
To what do you link?
Could it be feet?

Look around and try to see.
What is that you hear.
What sort of rattle can it be?
Every noise we must hold dear.

Let us join that group.
And Try to make some friends.
They are going in a loop. 
They sound like a bunch of hens-

It's a parade with marchers by the hundreds.
With viewers by the thousands
who may love to stop and go?
How many "out houses" you'll never know.

It's San Carlos Home Town Day Parade
They are all out to celebrate.
With a beautiful decorated bus.
The Elms must participate.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Central Middle School Visit San Carlos Elms Residents

The residents had a great time this afternoon visiting with the students from Central Middle School.

Fred enjoy the book his student was reading to him.

I think Philip enjoyed hearing more what the students had to say about themselves.

Stella and Norine couldn't get enough of the student, but not to worry they will be back with a song or two for us on Thursday.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

San Carlos Elms Attends Their First Home Town Day Parade

Early this morning the staff went to work on decorating the bus. We wanted to make sure that all the flowers would be seen because each resident worked so hard on each one.

Willy did a great job this morning putting up each flower. Turning it into the "garden" bus for the parade.

There goes the Elms bus down San Carlos Ave and then Laurel St.

Thank you John and Wendy for sending us this picture.

Bill took his mom Marie down to Laurel St. to watch the whole parade.

Ismary and Rufina took their break to say hi to the residents as they drove by.

Alyce had fun driving in the front seat with Frank.

Rosemary liked seeing everyone from the bus.

Estelle and George enjoyed the parade.

Rosemary and Ruth liked the parade. 
We can't wait to see what Rosemary's has to say about it in her next poem.

Elly loves taking trips on the bus, but a parade she felt GREAT!!!

Dorothy and Karen felt like superstars.

Here is a little video of the bus coming down San Carlos Ave. We had a great time. Thank you to Everyone who put the parade together. It was a perfect day for our residents.

Friday, May 18, 2012

San Carlos Elms Memory Care Starts a Band for Fun

The residents had too much fun with the instruments yesterday. The staff had a fun time to playing and encouraging them to play and sing.

Elisa enjoyed the guitar, Ann enjoyed the cymbals.

Peggy liked the tambourine, Lucille liked the maracas.

Doris liked the guitar and singing, Mayfred liked the maraca.

San Carlos Elms Spends a Breezy Afternoon at The Farmers Market

June, Ana, and Kathleen did their best to smile in the strong wind last night during the Farmers Market. They had fun handing out the sandwich spreaders and orange peelers. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

San Carlos Elms Prepares for Home Town Day Parade

We all worked hard writing down things we enjoy about living and working at The Elms.

Most of the flowers you would find Curley written down, who is our house dog.

Gloria had some fun with her flower.

Alyce wanted to put them on the bus right away.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Spirit Care GramCam Visits The Elms

Nick from Spirit Care came to give the residents a lesson on FaceTime.

During his lesson he came to find out that every resident that attended had a relative outside the state of California. 

The residents were happy to know that they would be able to see their grandchild so up close and personal.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Gardening Today at San Carlos Elms

Sidney took advantage of the warm weather today and planted some plants. Bob helped and Ruth supervised it was HOT today!!! Great job, Thank you for all your hard work it will look great for Mother's Day weekend.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Terra Linda Boy Musical Group Performs for San Carlos Elms Residents

A group of five fifth grader boys came in today to perform for the first time in front of a group of people today. They did a GREAT job!!!

They had the residents clapping, one resident stood up and said " I have to stand up I can't see who is performing.", while another resident stated he was in a band in the army and it brought back great memories. We even saw him salute after a couple songs. Thank you boys come back anytime.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

San Carlos Elms Memory Program Enjoying the Sun

 Emmie is enjoying her bubbles in the fresh air.
Doris has a great set of lungs on her, look at all those bubbles.

The Residents enjoy their nursery rhymes, but they also enjoy singing!

San Carlos Elms Resident Reflects on Chicken's Ball in a Poem

Chicken's Ball
By: Rosemary Bishop
The Chicken's Ball is not in a hen house.
It is not just a one night stand!
The hens are not browned and skewered!
And they dance to a very loud band.

Let me tell you the story-
of how it began.
Not a story, but the truth.
About a women of ill-repute and Dapper-Dan.

Our Ball began more than seventy years ago.
Then it was a one night stand. 
Little did we know how it would grow.
The music was all canned.

Can't describe the pleasure and funds.
It brings to all involved!
Both the audience and the Hens.
Get many problems solved.

The sets and costumes are beautiful.
Say Chicken's Ball and get a smile. 
Being involved is a thrill for life.
To see it you'd walk a mile.

Arts & Crafts

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