Weekly Happenings at Shady Oaks Healthcare

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

By Leigh Kinchloe

We are all doing fantastic and still having lots of fun, amidst the COVID-19 precautions. We have all easily adjusted to new changes from the CDC and Medicare. We have had to restrict all visitors and outings during this time. But, donít mind us if you hear a big commotion. Weíre still having a big time at Shady Oaks!

We are so excited to welcome the newest addition to our team, Lori Garrison as our new Activity Director. Lori has lived in this area her entire life. She has a happy and contagious personality. She has many, many years of experience in healthcare activities. She knows many of our residents, staff, and families already. The residents cannot wait to start having fun with Lori.

Diane Pierce has been creating many great memories for the residents this week. With the new activity restrictions, we have enjoyed special activities and treats in small groups. Thursday we were all treated to Sonic corn dogs with all the fixins. Paulette Watne said they were delicious and was super excited. Diane OíMary and her friends have enjoyed feeding the squirrels peanuts on the patio and watching them come close to get their treats. Spring is certainly on the way. We will be planting flowers very soon.

We enjoyed creamsicles on Monday and loved hearing stories about ice cream socials and making homemade ice cream. Gloria Greatz said the creamsicles are her most favorite. National Nursing Home week will be here before we know it with homemade ice cream and homemade pies are on the agenda.

The residents are looking forward to Glamour Shots coming up. The ladies canít wait to get their hair and make up done and give the pictures as gifts to friends and family.

We look forward to seeing everyone real soon and hope everyone stays safe and healthy. And, for goodness sakes, WASH YOUR HANDS!

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