Friday, June 29, 2012

San Carlos Elms Bowling Team

The residents are enjoying their new bowling shirts. They can't wait to show them off at the next bowling tournament with the Adult Community Center. 
Alyce is displaying some of her bowling skills, while the rest of us cheer the team on. 
Go Team Elms!!!

Dinner Outing at The Farmers on Laurel St.

We had a great time at The Farmer's Market. Picking out our favorite fruits to bring home and snack on later.  Then, we went to the park and enjoyed some live music which we all loved especially when all the kids were dancing. 
We had a surprise visitor Diane, George & Estelle's daughter visit us at Spasso's where we had a lovely dinner. She was so sweet to take a group picture for us and share some of her strawberries.
 Thank you Diane. 

Then the wonderful hostess at Spasso's took a picture of us so Diane could be in the picture.

Thank you Spasso's for being so accommodating! We had a great night out with delightful service.   

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Look Inside The Memory Care Program

Some of our residents love to share the nursery rhymes. Here are a couple.

This is just a fun moment in the memory program between the residents.

Active ball tossing in the memory program. Doris and Emmie catching the red ball and Lida and Ann catching the yellow ball.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Birthday Celebration in our Memory Program

Lida celebrated her birthday with her family and friends in our memory program this week. She had a great especially with Conrad singing for her birthday party.

Thanks for joining the party Conrad everyone enjoys your entertainment.

Lida was happy to have her daughter and grandson there to wish her a happy birthday.

The residents had a marvelous time singing along with Conrad.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday Ann at San Carlos Elms

Ann had a great day! Her daughters Nancy and Denise came to have a birthday party with all her friends at The Elms, it was a lovely time.

Ann sporting her birthday glasses and hat.

Ann's beautiful birthday cake. Her favorite chocolate on chocolate with chocolate filling...YUM!

Ann, her family and friends had a great time at the party. Thanks to all who attended. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

San Carlos Elms Celebrates 16 Years

Happy Sweet 16 San Carlos Elms! We had a great turn out for our anniversary BBQ. Residents, families, and friends made sure to show up in their caribbean attire, which made the day that much more special to celebrate.
Everyone enjoyed the lovely food put out by our wonderful dining staff. The music was appreciated by Conrad on guitar and Mary on steel drums. The staff had a fun time putting up decorations for everyone's delight. 
We look forward to seeing everyone next years anniversary party! 

David and Laverne looked great at the party!

Alyce invited most of her friends from the San Carlos Library.

Rosemary, Henry and John enjoyed their food.

Mildred and George were lucky to get a table in the dining room.

Mary and her son.


Conrad put on a great performance as usual. 
The residents were happy to be able to enjoy their meal and Conrad.

Pat and her friends.

Dorothy with her son, Jim and Bobbi.

Joan, Ann, Marilyn enjoyed some time in the recreation room.

Marggie's family toasting in her honor.

Philip with his grand kids.

Mary never stopped and we could all see everyone moving around to her steel drum beat.

Regina with daughter, Marilyn and son, Philip. 

Carol with Johanna.

Margo with daughter, Tracy and grand kids.

Marilyn with daughter Julie.

Tony with Terry. 

Jean, June, Ruth and friend.

Gloria with her son Tony and Grandson.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Morning Stretch at San Carlos Elms

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11am our activity director leads a morning stretch. The group starts from the head and works their way through the whole body; all while sitting down.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

San Carlos Elms Residents Playing with The Wii Bowling

This is our Friday Wii Bowling session; Jeanne, George, Joan, and Bill are enjoying an afternoon of bowling.

This was Bill's first time bowling on the Wii.

When Bill was done he had bowled a 135 he said he hasn't bowled that in 65yrs. It made him feel that much younger. Way to go Bill!!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Brittan Acres Visits San Carlos Elms

The residents enjoy each visit from Brittan Acres second grade class. This visit they prepared three songs from the '50's; "Dream",  "Love Potion number 9" and Lollipop". 

Just a little video of the students singing "Dream".

The one on one reading time, which turned into getting to know you time.

An Afternoon at San Carlos Elms

Another great Thursday afternoon in our Resident Lounge. Social Tea with a little bit of Wii bowling spectators and perhaps some token spending. A vibrant afternoon with the residents.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

San Carlos Elms Resident Poets were Published

CALA News & Views The voice of  Assisted Living magazine has a section called "the creative view" were residents and members can reflect on their journey through life; they can do this in a poem, short story, and art. Our residents decided to share their stories in poem. Thank you to CALA News & Views for giving our residents a chance of making their voices public.

Seasons and People
by Rosemary Bishop

I really like most people
Not only you-others too.
Some I avoid.
I won't say who!

Some give me a happy feeling.
Some make me feel sad.
Some set me reeling.
A few get me mad.

I've had some good summers.
Some make me sweat.
Some I'll call a bummer. 
Then winters too wet.

Best of all is fall.
Then I feel good.
The seasons change so fast.
In fall I feel as I should!

by Jean Moore

Termites in the basement, chewing up the ties:
Should we buy the old house and plan to modernize?
The porch is sagging badly, we'll have to jack it up.
The floors must be finished...someone had a pup.
The upstairs is unfinished, the kitchen's much too small.
Do you think the bankers will consider it as all?
It's a mile from transportation: we'll have to buy a second car.
Other folk have turned it down because it's out too far.
The ancient willow's dying, 'twill leave an ugly stump.
We'll have days of excavation to restore the pump.

Monsters in the attic, goblins in the cellar;
Lots of room to run and play and be a "regular" feller.
Other kids come here to play in noisy congregation:
Their modern houses don't entice the younger generation.
There's a creek to wade in, giant oaks to climb,
Shrubs and trees and ivy vines that only grow with time.
We have a feathered orchestra that sings in marathon.
Blue jays in magnolias pose, a la Audubon.
The high pitched roof is picturesque... and practical. In fine
We couldn't find a prettier architectural design.
The curving drive's a beauty: the orchard's bearing well.
Yes, we bought the old house and we'd never sell.

Ten years later, sold the house for a better school district.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wendell puts on a Great Performance at San Carlos Elms

Wendell had our residents singing and moving in their seats while he performed. The residents can't wait to see him again next month. Thank you Wendell!

Arts & Crafts

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