Category: Newsletter

February 2020 Activity Photos

Valentine’s Day Party We had so much fun at our Valentine’s Day party! Lots of treats were had, Valentine’s drinks – cherry cheesecake sippers – were drunk, and Taylor McFarland (one of our awesome volunteers) came dressed up as Cupid. As part of our annual Queen of Hearts tradition, Bonnie Hartnell was crowned our 2020…

Digestive Tract Health

Submitted by Dave Draeger, CDM, CFPP, Director of Dietary and Dining Services Gut health (once thought to be associated with just eating yogurt) has evolved into a complex process.  Gut bacteria can be tied to obesity, diabetes, depression and colon cancer.  An ever increasing population suffers from Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disorder, Celiac…

Crafty Crew

Resident enrichment is an important value on our campus. Keeping residents engaged in activities helps to keep them active, both physically and mentally. It also aids in daily entertainment and increasing quality of life. They gain a sense of independence and positive self-image as well. There are many, many activities planned in a month (see…

Produce Power

Submitted by Dave Draeger, CDM, CFPP, Director of Dietary and Dining Services At some point in time we have all heard “eat more fruits and vegetables.”  No one disputes the benefits and healthfulness of eating fruits and vegetables, yet it remains difficult for most to consume the suggested amounts.  The 2015 -2020 Dietary Guidelines for…