Living the Weller Life
– January 2021 –
Painting and Wine Pairing
Painting with a Twist is one of our favorite activities! While they weren’t able to come before the holiday, we were still able to participate with prepared kits we could deliver to each of our Members who signed up! The packages included everything that our Members needed to complete the painting – canvas, instructions, finished photos, and of course, paint! As a fun addition, we added some personal-sized wine and delivered it with each of the packets.
We recently hosted a fun Card Crafting ‘door to door’ event! Our monthly card crafter, Paula couldn’t come in during December, so we improvised! She put together these adorable kits with everything they’d need to assemble the cards. She even included a little gingerbread house with a gingerbread cookie, candy canes, and their glue stick! The cards turned our lovely and functional for a birthday or just for a little sunshine in someone’s life. Perfect project for hanging at home!
Trees for Families
This was one of our favorite projects this year during the holiday season! We rolled out this program on December 1st with the intent to get our entire community to work together and provide trees for families locally! A flyer was sent out to twelve of our teams – maintenance, housekeeping, member services, skilled nursing, assisted living, etc. and they were to come up with a theme and decorate the tree that would be on display. A list was provided by a local charity, “Backpack Buddies” of families in need of a tree. While on display, our Members in Independent Living were able to vote on their top three favorite trees!
It was truly a community-wide affair, and showed some incredible creativity on the part of our teams! On Wednesday, December 23rd Walt Robinson, with SetGo Movers, volunteered his time to deliver the trees.
Help 4 Kids
This year, we once again teamed up with Backpack Buddies and collected new toys for “Help 4 Kids”. Every year our Members come through with big hearts and this year was no different!
Our wonderful Driver, Danay delivered them on December 21st, just in time for Santa to include them on his sleigh to be opened on Christmas morning! Always a beautiful gesture around the holidays! Thanks to all of our incredible Members who participated!!
On Christmas Day our member services team gifts our Members with an end-of-year gift as they enter the dining room for our special dinner buffet. This year, we tweaked it a bit and made personal deliveries to every Villa and Cottage!
It was a wonderful surprised for our Members and the smiles told the whole story! We gifted them a photo frame this year as our theme for New Year’s was going to be “Make New Memories”. What memories are you excited to make in 2021?
Memory Care with Animals
Our Members in Reflections, our Memory Care neighborhood love caring for companion pets and therapy dolls. Shirley K. our Activity Director recently captured these sweet moments.
Companion pets and therapy dolls bring comfort, companionship, and help to calm and relax our Members. This is just one way that our team is continually meeting our Members where they are.