Monday, February 27, 2017

Laughter Yoga at San Carlos Elms

Care Indeed came in this afternoon to have a laugh session with our Residents.
Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. Forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
Thank you Annie for being our Laughter Instructor today.

Joan, Nellie, Gwenn and Teresa had a great time laughing today.
Below are some sample of their laughter yoga.

The Residents at San Carlos Elms Welcomed Musical Guest

The Tapestry Trio performed this morning for our Residents.
We had Carol on piano, Mary-Mignon on violin and Kathleen on cello.
They performed beautifully and the Residents can't wait for their next visit.
Thank you Tapestry Trio for starting our day on the right note.

We enjoyed all the pieces they performed for us today.

San Carlos Elms Enjoys a Scenic Drive

The Residents enjoyed a day out on the bus.
They even got off the bus to stretch their legs, this time at Lake Merced in San Francisco.
They had a great time collecting pine cones and watching the kayakers on the lake.

Nellie and Helen had the most fun collecting pine cones.

Helen had fun waving at the kayakers on the water.
Ray was enjoying the clean fresh air and the view of the lake.

Friday, February 24, 2017

San Carlos Elms goes Out to Lunch

We had a great time at Denny's today.
We laughed shared stories and had some delicious food.
Thank you Denny's for being so accommodating.

Grace loves her plain hamburger and no salt fries.

Muriel and Grace love to get out for lunch.

Our Driver August and Resident Alyce always have fun on our trips out.

San Carlos Elms Preparing for The Oscars

The Residents love to decorate for all of their parties and socials.
This weekend is the Academy Awards and the Residents had fun making their center pieces for the party.
Thank you to Lindsay one of our volunteers who help teach the Residents to make their holders.
Betty, Loraine and Sue had so much fun making candle holders for the tables.

They are looking forward to showing them off to everyone this weekend.

San Carlos Elms Attends the Elder Care Fair

San Carlos Elms was happy to be one of many sponsors at last Saturday's Elder Care Fair at San Carlos Adult Community Center.
Thank you to the Daily Journal and San Carlos Adult Community Center for hosting this event.
We were happy to see such a well attended activity with so many booths from all over San Mateo County. All the attendees left with an abundant amount of new material that will help them.
We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Let See What San Carlos Elms Memory Care Program is up to This Month

We have a very active Memory Care Program here at San Carlos Elms.
Below are just a hand full of the activities the Residents and Staff have fun with.
Karmen is having fun dancing with Faye during the live music.

P.C.A. Ivonne, along with a volunteer and Mary are having a good time crafting for Valentines Day.

 Harriet and Becky painting while enjoying their own music, Music in Memories
Merle and Ruth enjoying their painting during Memories in the Making.

Ruth having fun selecting the beads she would like on her new necklace.

Claire our volunteer, at 105 years young; having a nice social visit with her friends following her time playing on the piano.

Manny enjoying his time with a volunteer.

A group of volunteers came in to have a fun afternoon with our Residents crafting and coloring.

Curley always hard at work too.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

San Carlos Elms Valentines Day Celebration

We had a lovely Valentines Day party.
All the Residents enjoyed being with their friends.

Some Residents even had fun posing for a photo with their family members. 
Ann was all smiles with her daughter Helene.

Judy thought it was so fun to pose with her father, Bill.

At 102 years young, Loraine enjoys Valentines Day with her friends at The Elms.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

San Carlos Elms Residnets Crafting with Lindsay

We are so grateful to have Lindsay visit and craft with the Residents.
This week the Residents created vases that we will use to decorate for our Valentines Day party next week. They were so happy to help and create.
Dolores and Betty enjoyed the different styles of tissue paper to select from.

Ray was concentrating hard not to use too much glue.

Mabel was figuring out just how she wanted her vase designed.

Caroline was trying not to get glue all over her hands, but said it was worth it.

Bernella at 101 is still enjoying crafting.
Thank you Lindsay for always having something creative for our Residents to make.

Monday, February 6, 2017

San Carlos Elms Residents Enjoy Watching the Super Bowl LI

The Residents had fun watching the Super Bowl together and enjoyed the wonderful food.

Gwen's family was happy to join in on the fun.

Mabel and Shirley couldn't believe how close the game got.

Judy was happy to be with her dad, Bill.
Sue enjoyed the chicken wings.
The lovely spread.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Random Acts of Flowers Brightens the Day

The Residents enjoyed a special treat the other day. Random Acts of Flowers came and delivered a bouquet of flowers to each of our 89 apartments and brightened the day of each of our Residents.
Random Acts of Flowers recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.

Below are just a few of the moments we caught on camera.

All the pictures speak for themselves.
Just a few kind words and a bouquet of flowers can brighten anyone's day.
Thank you Random Acts of Flowers for brightening up our day today!!!

A.C.C. Lunch

 The Elms was proud to be a sponsor for The Adult Community Center's Spring lunch.