During the month of October, you will see several activities based around pumpkins as October is National Pumpkin Month. To start off the month Chef Jason will have a cooking class where he will be making a pumpkin dessert. Making puzzle piece pumpkins, decorating pumpkins to display around the building and taking a bus trip to a pumpkin patch are just a few of the ways we will celebrate National Pumpkin Month. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. I ask that both residents and staff wear pink on Wednesday, October 17th to show our support for education, advancing research, and to honor all those who have fought the disease in hopes that one day no one will have to fight it again. A group picture will be taken at 3:30 pm for all those wearing pink. Residents will also be making pink bracelets that read “hope” to wear throughout the month.
Pastoral Appreciation week is October 21st-27th. Church service is something that is very important to our residents. We have a rotation of church services the first Wednesday of each month at 2:30 pm, Communion for Catholics on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:15 pm, Lutheran Communion on the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am, Rosary every Thursday at 10:00 am and Bible Study every Friday at 10:30 am. I would personally like to thank all of our spiritual caregivers; ministers, pastors, priest and volunteers we appreciate each and every one of you!
Lastly, in October we celebrate Halloween. To celebrate we will be having our Halloween Happy Hour Party on October 31st starting at 2:15 pm in the main dining room. Wear your best costume and join the fun for food, drinks, and games. That night we welcome all children to come trick-or-treating at the Monticello Nursing Home. Residents will be passing out candy from 6:00-7:30 pm. Candy donations are welcome and appreciated!
Have a fun and safe Halloween!
Heather Dudley, Recreation Program Director
Wear pink Wednesday, October 17th