December is always a very busy month. We will start off the month by decorating the 1st Monday and Tuesday of the month. Our photo shoot for Christmas cards will be on the 5th. Each resident will get the chance to send out a Christmas card to a person of their choice that will have their Christmas photo inside. Please let me know if you would like extra copies. On the 16th we will take a bus ride to see Reflections in the Park Light Show in Dubuque. Residents will eat supper early this day and the bus will arrive at 5:30 pm. We have some fun crafts planned for the month like: making Christmas ornaments, mini clothespin wreath, squishy gingerbread, and Frosty the snowman.
We have two Christmas parties planned for December. Our first party is the Family Christmas Party which is on December 15th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. December 18th at 2:15 is our Resident Christmas Party. During the Residents Christmas Party residents will enjoy a hot chocolate bar, some goodies, music, and a gift to open thanks to our caring staff. We will end the year with a New Year’s Party with appetizers, drinks, and a discussion about our resolutions for 2020!
Lastly, I would like to thank the families of Betty Sibels, Rose Oswald and Randy Clark for purchasing new bingo cards for the facility. The bingo cards will be in remembrance of these two wonderful ladies. I would also like to thank all of the great volunteers who have helped us throughout the year. All those that donated items, made aprons/walker bags, blankets, helped at bingo, decorated for Christmas, provided help with activities, musical entertainment and church services, we appreciate all of you!
Jenn Woods, Recreation Program Director