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Dec 2, 2007

Nursing Home News -- December 2007


Please join us on Sunday, December 9th, at Park Meadows nursing home for a special volunteer appreciation party (and holiday party).  The event will be held from 3:30 – 5PM and is open to all past and present Friends Across the Ages volunteers and their friends and families.  We will have all kinds of good things to eat (wings, veggies, etc) and other holiday snacks.  But please, RSVP (you can simply reply to this email or call us at 381-1117), and let us know how many people you will be bringing.  

The event will start at 3:30 in the dining room where we’ll do some holiday caroling with the residents of Park Meadows.  Then around 4:15 we’ll move from the dining room into the day room where we’ll have the refreshments (the residents will be getting ready for their own dinner at this point in the dining room).

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet other Friends volunteers, to brighten the day of some nursing home residents, and to be THANKED!  Here are the directions to Park Meadows:

Click Here for a Map. The nursing home is located at 3250 SW 41st Place. From the intersection of SW 34th Street and Archer Road, head south on 34th street (heading towards Williston Rd). Look for a small side street 41st Place on your left (if you get to Williston Rd, you've gone too far). Turn left on 41st Place, and the nursing home will be one block down on your left. Park in the first parking lot and come in the main entrance (where the receptionist is).

Reminder: This event is open to ALL our volunteers, not just those that normally visit Park Meadows. It was such a wonderful event last year because so many people brought their family with them.  So please bring your family (or a friend)!


If you missed our monthly birthday celebration in November, you really missed out.  The P.K. Yonge bluegrass band was there and entertained us with some of the best bluegrass music from here to Kentucky.  The band had a total of six members – two teachers from P.K. Yonge and four students.  I think I counted three guitars, one bass guitar, one banjo, and a mandolin. 

P.K. Yonge also has a blues band and a rock band, and they said they will try to get one of those bands to stop by at a future birthday celebration too. 


Friday, December 7th, 10AM – “Reaction Reading” -- This event will be held at Park Meadows and is led by board member Vi Asmuth.  Residents will be invited to participate in a program that consists of choral reading of poetry.  The group reacts with active participation, knowledge, opinions, feelings, and imagination.  You are welcome to come out to participate.

Sunday, December 9th, 3:30-5PM – HOLIDAY/VOLOUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY!– Don’t miss out!  See above for all the details.  Don’t forget to RSVP and let us know how many people you’ll be bringing. 

Monday, December 10th, 2:30 – 4PM -- Casino Time! – A monthly event at Parklands Nursing and Rehab -- At 2:30 there will be a bingo game.  Once we are finished with Bingo, we really up the stakes and move on to Blackjack!  The residents will be playing for “Bingo Bucks” and prizes.


Tuesday, December 11th, 7 - 8PMHoliday Caroling – Since our last visit in October, the residents have not stopped asking us to come back.  So, a group of us will be traveling the halls of University Place nursing home and singing old Holiday favorite songs (Jingle Bells, etc – you know the words).  Come join us!  We’ll meet at the back entrance to University Place at 7PM (the front doors are locked in the evening, so drive around to the back of the building). 


Saturday, December 22nd, 10:30AMHoliday Flute Concert – Christine Alicot, a local flute teacher, will be bringing her students for a holiday concert at University Place nursing home.  We will be singing some holiday music so singers are needed too.  Words to all songs will be provided, just bring yourself, your voice (any voice will do), and a friend.  Come around to the back of the building (Entrance B) when you get there (the front entrance may be locked on weekends), and ask for directions to the dining room.  This has become an annual event now in its fourth big year!


Thursday, December 27th, 3-4PM -- Birthday celebration – Help us wish a happy birthday to all residents of Parklands Nursing and Rehab with birthdays in December. Meet us in the dining room where we will have singing and cake. Volunteers are needed to help gather the residents together, serve the cake, sing, clean up, etc.  Do you play an instrument or have some other talent?  We are always looking for new entertainment for the party – let us know!



Remember, be sure to check above to find out the nursing home at which an event will be held.  Directions to all the nursing homes can be found at:

All events are open to everyone (children are welcome at most events, please inquire). If you've never been to a nursing home before, feel free to reply to this email and let the coordinators (Steve and Allison Blay) know what events you'll be attending, so they will be looking for you. You can also call them at 381-1117. 



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