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This November, residents took advantage of the beautifully unseasonable warm weather and sunshine, albeit for a short period of time. Residents took the time to get outside and stroll in the sunshine to get some fresh air and exercise.

The surprisingly nice, and certainly welcomed, weather also brought up a few fun opportunities for residents to be presented with parades and performances for their enjoyment. Early in November, we had a solo cellist, Sara Sitzer, perform for the residents out in our parking lot – a beautiful concert for a beautiful season! We also had a local dance troupe, a granddaughter of one of our many beloved residents, perform with her entire dance studio in the parking lot for a special afternoon performance. Everyone loved the graceful dances and the beautiful costumes! We also had a drive-by parade for our Veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. After the parade, our Veterans were gifted with a beautiful American flag face mask, a delicious and individually-wrapped Veteran’s Day cookie form a local bakery and a lovely thank you card signed by the community members.

Of course, with winter coming and our “Stay at Home” order in place, residents have found new ways to keep up with their exercise regimen while staying safe and warm indoors. Residents have been masking up and keeping socially distant taking advantage of our in-room exercise program and while walking laps throughout the building. Each resident is given a list of illustrated, step-by-step instructions for completing exercises in their room while they are sitting and enjoying their favorite program. This is just one small step residents have been taking to help increase their physical activity during the upcoming winter months.

And while the weather may be cooling down, things are just starting to heat up for our residents! With individualized craft packs, sure to keep residents entertained as well as stimulate their minds, there are plenty of opportunities for residents to learn a new skill, master another, and explore their creative side! Not to mention the upcoming winter holiday door decorating contest – which is sure to get everyone’s inner artist fired up to win!

Although this November has certainly been an interesting one, residents are excitedly looking forward to December for all the festive fun of the winter holidays, as well as the hope and promise of a new year of fun possibilities! Whatever comes our resident’s way, they are resilient and ready to take on the next chapter!