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Our New Living Room - 11/19/2021
We have exciting news for this week, we were able to open up the hallways and let the residents come out for group activities. This is always an exciting time as we hate when the residents don’t get to come out and spend time together. This week we did manicures, word games, watercolor painting, and other games like UNO and YATZEE. It is great to have everyone back together again.
Unfortunately, there is no resident activity to post. We are working on getting everyone back to work and the residents are very hopeful that we will be able to open up the doors on Monday and they can get back to group activities. We need to have one more testing of all negative residents.
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Staff and residents from Westfield wish you a very Happy New Year. Here are some quotes to take into the new year:
Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day by Michael Josephson.
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go for it was imperfect and thank God that it can go by an unknown author.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot by Michael Altshuler.
In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours by Beyonce`.
Residents had a fun filled week of things to do and there were special guests that arrived for our Christmas party. The residents got to take pictures with the Grinch and Santa came to help deliver the Christmas presents. Thank you to everyone that helped to make this a special day, the residents loved their presents and the special treats put together by the activity staff.
The residents are still working on Christmas fun activities, we had reindeer craft and reindeer racing on Tuesday. We were lucky to have violin students come and entertain us on Wednesday, they are so talented, and we hope that they will come back soon. We had beautiful poinsettias donated by Ann Wilson, thank you so much it makes it feel like Christmas. Resident Christmas party is on Tuesday, and we would for every resident to have a present, please bring your loved one a gift to open. We are finishing off the week with a performance from the Merry Makers.
Residents started out the month of December with some Christmas activities. They had Christmas Dinosaur Craft, Christmas Word Game, we had pet therapy with aurora Adopt a pet and will end the week watching Polar Express. Christmas is coming so please remember your elders and send them a Christmas card, they all enjoy getting presents and the best gift ever is a visit. Make some time and come up to Westfield and say hello, the residents love to have visitors.
Westfield residents and the activities department want to thank everyone for all the donations. We have received so many great things like jewelry, movies, nail polish, birthday cake boxes, blankets, popcorn, and candy. We are very appreciative of all the generosity.
Westfield has 6 veterans, and they were treated to a special breakfast today of breakfast pizza and donuts. Thank you, gentlemen, for your service to our country. We have had some wonderful donations; I want to thank everyone that has donated something to our residents or for our residents we really appreciate all you do. For women’s group the residents played dog bingo and then they decorated and filled treat boxes with homemade doggie treats, these were delivered to the Aurora Adopt a Pet.
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The residents had a great Halloween, even with the absence of trick or treaters a good time was had by all. The residents had a Halloween party, and we were visited by some Sesame Street and Sponge Bob characters. The residents got to vote on pumpkins decorated by staff and pick the winner. The residents got to take turn having their fun picture taken for Halloween as well. It is time to announce the November Employee of the month, everyone needs to give a big congratulations to Samantha Schade in our nursing department. Please find Samantha and congratulate her for this well-deserved honor.
The residents are making gifts for the kids at the Aurora Child Care Center, they painted snakes to give as Halloween presents to the kids. Check out our Facebook page to see these amazing snakes. The residents painted Halloween decorations for the staff, they enjoyed decorating and getting to pass them out.