Category Archives: Spring

Benefits of Gardening for Senior Residents

Gardening is a staple activity in assisted living communities, and is also very trendy! Many centers have garden committees made of residents that are dedicated to planning and maintaining a flower or vegetable/herb garden on the property. Garden committees like these and garden clubs are terrific ways for your seniors, even those with limited mobility, to  Continue Reading »

4 Springtime Ideas for Birthday Celebrations

Take advantage of spring’s natural magic (and the warmer weather) by taking all of your birthday celebrations outside. Use some of these fun ideas for birthday parties, or activities, while you enjoy the fresh air of springtime!   1. Garden Party An outdoor birthday party is wonderful opportunity for a classic garden party theme. Create  Continue Reading »

Always a Reason to Celebrate: 5 Fun Party Theme Ideas

Just because there is not a major holiday during the month doesn’t you can’t have a party. It just means you have to get a little creative about what and how to celebrate. To help make the decision easier, we’ve put together a list of 5 party themes that are trending right now. Choose your  Continue Reading »

Get Your Residents Outdoors to Enjoy Spring / Soon-To-Be Summer!

  Official springtime is here and summer is right around the corner — which means more opportunities to show your residents the beauty of living in community. It can be a wonderful way to bring a cobwebbed disposition back into sunshine after a long, difficult winter (we’re up in Minnesota, so it quickly can become  Continue Reading »

Mother’s Day Comes to Retirement/Senior Living Communities!

  There is something special about Mother’s Day that embodies the time of year it comes in — it seems only fitting that this holiday would be in a season when greenery, flowers, and lively animals are fully vibrant, beginning to rise from the ground and the trees. I cannot imagine the void there is when  Continue Reading »

Hello, Spring!

Spring was, by far, my grandmother’s favorite time of year. She would recruit my mom to set up her birdfeeder as soon as it was possible. For students, it means cabin fever sets in and they can stretch their legs while they take a break from studying. Birds return to their homes after a long  Continue Reading »

Sr. Living Spring Event Essentials

There is nothing like the first smells of green leaves returning and warmer weather just around the corner! My grandma was born in spring, and it was also her favorite time of year — her hobby was birdwatching, and the small bird feeder outside her apartment window was cleaned out and filled with fresh seed  Continue Reading »

St. Patrick’s Day Decorations!

I always looked forward to S.t Patrick’s Day when I was a little girl — it meant that something exciting was coming! We either did crafts, had fun snacks, or drew fun pictures — and now, I look back on that with warmth and fondness. It seemed like there were an endless collection of things  Continue Reading »

St. Pat’s Dessert Recipes!

It’s time to bring in that luck again this year! Even though I haven’t had a huge heritage/history with the good ol’ Irish, my relatives would always tell me about their traditions of having corn beef and cabbage on St. Patty’s Day. For those with more of a sweet tooth (and less cabbage), here are  Continue Reading »

American Legion Celebrates America: Honor the Past, Celebrate Today

Both my uncles served in the military — one with the Navy (the Tet Offensive in Vietnam), the other in the Air Force. I didn’t know much about this as a young girl, but I began to piece it together recently.   I remember walking into their favorite legions and suddenly they were entirely known  Continue Reading »

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