Saturday, September 29, 2012

Memory Walk 2012

San Carlos Elms was happy to participate again at the Memory Walk 2012 in San Francisco. Our staff, families, friends, and volunteers had a great time for a great cause...

On our way for the 3 mile walk to end Alzheimer's 

Saw some great views along the way. 

Not only is it a great cause, but we gain knowledge during the walk

Even Lou Seal joined in the fight against Alzheimer's! Thanks Lou!

 WE DID IT!!! We'll continue to give it our all every year!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Brittan Acres School Visit's San Carlos Elms

Every year our residents look forward to our visitors from Brittan Acres second grade class. Heidi Umber is the teacher of this class and has been coming to San Carlos Elms for over 10 years now. Thank you Heidi! Today the class presented tongue twisters, they sang and then they read to the residents. We look forward to their visit on Halloween to see what costumes they will be wearing.

Thank you again for a lovely morning!

Ann was enjoying her story by one of the students.

George looks like he had a lot to choose from before picking the book they are reading.

San Carlos Elms prepares for Halloween

During Social Tea yesterday the residents were asking, "what was for Arts & Crafts?" When I showed it to them they couldn't wait for me to take the table cloths off, they were so excited to create their pumpkins.

Ruth made a spider.

June designed a skull.

Vija was having so much fun that she made a cat, monster and her own creation. 
All of which you can see when you walk into the lobby of San Carlos Elms.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

San Carlos Elms Birthdays

Every month we celebrate every residents birthday with live music from Yelena, on piano and Tibor, on violin, and with something sweet to eat.  
This month the birthday celebration happen to fall on one of our residents actual birthday. So, Happy Birthday Karen! Hope you enjoyed your special day yesterday.

Karen got a first look at her cake and LOVED it. Her favorite is chocolate, and her favorite color is pink!

A lot of the residents came down to wish Karen a happy birthday, with cards and presents.
Above, June was handing Karen a balloon.
Thank you Yelena & Tibor for making her birthday so remember-able.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wii Tournament at San Carlos Elms vs. San Carlos Adult Community Center

This is our third time facing The Adult Community Center. We at San Carlos Elms are happy to announce that we have our first win!!! 

Building new friendships through bowling!

We did get a little worried with some of their strong players.

Judy bowled Great for her team bowling a 235.

Chick, Buzz, Ed, Kathy, Elise all had us scared.

But the Adult Community Center didn't know we had a few ringers ourselves. 
Irene, George, Joan, Alyce, Jeanne, Ruth, and Karen bowled as a great team!!!

We all enjoyed our pizza and beer. 
Everyone had a great time cheering on their friends and family.

Final Score:
 San Carlos Elms 1025
Adult Community Center 937
See you next time A.C.C.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

San Carlos Elms Wii Bowling Team Prepares

Our whole Wii Bowling Team is ready for the Tournament tomorrow against The San Carlos Adult Community Center. They might have won the last couple of times, but WE are ready for them!!! We were practicing and practicing this afternoon. We believe we are ready!!!
See you tomorrow. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Birthday Celebration in our Memory Program!

 Mayfred enjoyed a lovely birthday celebration with her family, friends and staff!
Happy Birthday Mayfred!!!

Sharon, Mayfred's daughter, and Ruth, Mayfred's friend, came to spend some time with her on her Birthday.

It's go big or not at all.

Doris is showing her enthusiasm with the party!

Elisa was having fun with the hours too.

Dinner Outing for San Carlos Elms

Last night we enjoyed a dinner outing during the Farmers Market on Laurel St.
We had a great time! Thanks to the La Tosca's for be so accommodating to our every need. 
The service and food was outstanding.
The most fun we had came at dessert when we all decided to get one and share; we each had our own spoon.
We ended the evening with a lovely walk home to The Elms. Looking forward to next time.

Grace enjoying her bite of dessert.

Just a glimpse of how we shared.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy 30th Birthday to San Carlos Adult Community Center!

Senior Center Building

Thank you for all that you do for the community!!!

California Telephone Access Program Educates San Carlos Elms

Casey, from the California Telephone Access Program, came to The Elms yesterday. She gave a wonderful talk on all the phones that are available to most of our residents through the state of California, all for free. 
Casey walked us through how to fill out the forms, who to contact, and where to go. Lucky, for us most of it can be done right here with the help of Casey in her office.

Thank you so much for volunteering your time to educate all of us. We will pass on all that we learned and how easy it is. If you would like to visit them here is their site.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Let's take a look inside San Carlos Elms Memory Program this week

Lida is concentrating on her knitting.

Carol loves her Bingo.

William, takes a break from fixing the building, to dance with the residents.

Ismary and Ana also enjoy dancing with the residents especially when Wendell is performing.

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.