Monday, March 18, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Party

The Residents has such a fun time at the St. Patrick's Day party! 
We had a full house. We enjoyed sweets, snacks, drinks, music and a little bit of Irish Dancing.

 Activity Director, Kathleen asked her sister Colleen to help spread some Irish cheer through dancing.
 The Residents were happy to see traditional Irish dancing on St. Patrick's Day.
 Colleen & Kathleen had not done this routine for years, but they had fun showing the Residents.
Thank you Colleen & Kathleen for sharing your talent with our Residents.

The Residents had fun pretending to be leprechauns for the afternoon.
and Tillie were just a few that we caught on camera.

Weekly Activities

Doc Lamott Music Discussion
Description:Bruce 'Doc' Lamott is a professor of music history at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Scholar-in-Residence for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. For thirty-six years, he taught music history to high school sophomores in a yearlong interdisciplinary course of music, art, and European history in Western Civilization: History of the Arts, a cornerstone of the academic curriculum at San Francisco University High School. Dr. Lamott is known for his witty and accessible style in lectures for the San Francisco Opera and Opera Guild, the Carmel Bach Festival, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, as well as in services and masterclasses for San Francisco Opera's Education Program, California Music Educators, and the Junior Bach Festival.

 Dr. Lamott's entertaining and informative presentations include musical and visual examples, with plenty of opportunity for questions and interaction with his audiences.

Current Events
 Carol is a dedicated volunteer. She lived in San Carlos for many years volunteering as our Current Events leader.
She moved to Ronart Park, but that doesn't stop her visiting us weekly.
Even with technical difficulties from time to time we always make it work out one way or another.
Thank you Carol for your dedication!

Arbor Bay School Visit
Students from Arbor Bay School made an impression on our Residents and Staff at breakfast. They made St. Patrick's Day Cards for our Residents.
Helen was so happy with her hand made card.
 Margie loved reading her card while waiting for her breakfast

 Gloria loved how each card was unique.

 Alyce couldn't wait to put hers up in her apartment.

 This is the group of students who delivered the cards that were made by all the Arbor Bay School Students.
Thank you Arbor Bay!

Yelena on Piano
 Yelena always draws in a crowd.
The Residents and Staff enjoy listening to her music through out the floor.

Conrad on Guitar
 The Residents love to listen to Conrad.
His voice is so soothing and fun to listen to.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Night Out Dancing

We were happy to be guest at the San Carlos Adult Community Center at their latest dance.
Thank you to the Friends of the A.C.C. for putting on such a fun night with delicious food, great music and dancing.
With the fun theme of Mardi Gras everyone got into character.
The decorations were beautiful.

 Dolores had fun dancing most of the night.

 She gave Activity Assistant, Ashley a run for her money on the dance floor.

Dolores and Ashley had a great time dancing with everyone.

Gloria had fun swinging to the beat with Kathleen in their seats.

 Kathleen and Dolores tried their best salsa on the dance floor.

 Everyone had a great laugh during the Mardi Gras dance with towels flying everywhere.

 They also had Jacqueline, from Abracadabra, doing wonderful face painting to add to the nightly theme.

Ashley was not afraid to try it out.

 Ashley and Dolores were all smiles after their faces were completed.

 Gloria was happy to run into her friend Billie.

Patti was all smiles after the night was such a big hit!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Weekly Activities

Arts & Crafts
 Connie and Joyce working hard on their St. Patrick's Day  decorations.

Joyce is all smiles working with Connie and Angelina.

Florence loved posing with her creations.

Mardi Gras
 Gloria loved posing as a Mardi Gras jester.

 Helen is always having fun!

 Ana was so happy to pose as a jester.

Osi, Virginia and Dora smile for the camera! 

 Madeline is always fantastic on the piano.

 She has a beautiful voice the Residents love to listen to her.

 We all enjoy it when she brings her dog.

 San Francisco Banjo Band does a wonderful job at engaging the Residents.

They always have a full house when they perform.

A.C.C. Lunch

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