Monday, August 29, 2016

San Carlos Elms Laughing Away for Motivation Monday

Jessica Huckabay from Care Indeed lead a wonderful Laughter Yoga lesson this morning.
The Residents learned the health benefits of laughing and exercise moves to accommodate the laughter.
We learned all different styles of laughter from the "milkshake" to the "cell phone".
We are looking forward to having Jessica back each month with a new topic, but perhaps more laughing along with it.
Thank you Jessica for coming in today and we look forward to you next lesson.
Here we are laughing as we are going down a "roller coaster"

Here George and Jessica are shaking hands laughing.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mayor Cameron Johnson Visits San Carlos Elms

The Residents were excited to see Mayor Cameron Johnson and hear all the new things happening in San Carlos.

We are so grateful for Mayor Cameron to take time out of his busy schedule to come see our Residents.


San Carlos Elms Spends the Afternoon Out for Lunch

We had such fun in the sun today on our Lunch Out on the Patio.
Thanks to Nino's Pizza it was a delicious lunch!!!
We all enjoyed the shade while eating our scrumptious pizza.

Each Resident shared and traded pizza with each other.

Don was even lucky to get some of the left overs.

Happy National Dog Day from San Carlos Elms

We would like to thank our house dog, Curley for brightening every Resident's day on this National Dog Day!
Curley relaxing in the morning sun on the patio,

Spending quality time with Dennis.

Sharing a birthday moment with Claire and


Curley loves to show his silly side.
He always has to look beautiful.

Curley likes a good book from time to time.

He loves to get dressed for all holidays.

Especially Halloween-Where's Curley?

After a long day of all the love he has spread he always takes a well deserved nap on his pillow with his favorite toy.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

San Carlos Elms Indulge in an Ice Cream Sundae

"National Banana Split Day is observed annually on August 25th! Traditionally served in a long dish, called a boat, a banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream placed in between. The strawberry ice cream is complimented with pineapple topping."
We had all the fixings today in our bright, round bowls.
Each Resident was able to select what flavor of ice cream they wanted underneath their layers of whip cream, nuts, cherries and selection of sauces.
Loraine loved her vanilla ice cream with caramel and chocolate sauce; accompanied by cherries, bananas and nuts.

Everyone who attended had a great time!!!

Petting Zoo Visits San Carlos Elms

The Little Explorers Petting Zoo visits the Elms once every couple of months and we enjoy their visit each time they are here.
Bill liked the feel of his new fluffy friend rabbit.

They brought many animals to visit.

The Residents could go into the fenced area or just look from the outside.

Peggy was happy to see all the animals.

We are looking forward to their next visit.
Thank you Little Explorers Petting Zoo for such a great visit.

San Carlos Elms Loving the Year Round Farmers Market

Each Sunday the Residents are enjoying the time they can spend at the Farmers Market on Laurel St.
The Market is available from 10am-2pm each Sunday.
The Residents can walk the market, sample fruits, and listen to live music at Frank D. Harrington Park.
Hershel, Nellie, Joan and Dolores are enjoying the two block walk to the Farmers Market.

Helen loves her grapes.

Nellie loves to sample all the fruit and vegetables.

They all enjoy the live music.

Monday, August 15, 2016

San Carlos Elms Visits the San Carlos Museum

The Resident enjoyed an afternoon at the San Carlos Museum this weekend.
They even did a scavenger hunt.
Hershel was so happy to see the rich history of San Carlos.

Nellie loved looking at all early pictures of San Carlos.

Ray was taken back by all the Chicken's Ball memorabilia they had.

They all enjoyed the video of San Carlos History too.
Thank you to all the staff that made this such a fun outing!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

San Carlos Elms Starting Music in Memory

Music has a prominent role in the everyday life of many people. Whether it is for recreation, distraction, or mood enhancement. A lot of people listen to music from early in the morning until late at night, especially since the invention of radio and recordings.
Musical sounds, like all auditory signals, unfold over time. It is therefore necessary for the auditory system to integrate the sequentially ordered sounds into a coherent musical perception. This series-to-parallel transformation can be considered a mechanism of working memory, which temporarily stores auditory units and combines them into a single percept (such as a sound pattern, rhythm or melody). Interestingly, there seems to be a high degree of overlap between working memory for musical stimuli and for verbal stimuli, as has been shown in recent working-memory experiments.
San Carlos Elms is proud to be certified in Music & Memory so we can enrich the lives of our Residents through the individualization of music.
Thank you to Suzie Hughs and One Life Counseling for their efforts in bringing this exciting program to our community.
If you would like to see a sample of what we will be doing, please click Alive Inside to see a glimpse of what we hope to accomplish here at San Carlos Elms.

Arts & Crafts

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