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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 21, 2018

Halcyon House

Aug 03, 2018

The weekly church services was provided by Pastor Maureen Howard, representing the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The sermon was titled “This Changes Everything.”

Scripture from Acts 8. Beth Janecek served as pianist.

Arborwood residents experimented with something new, puff pastry this past week.

The cooking class baked delicious blueberry cream cheese pastries using the puff pastry dough. None of the residents or Halcyon Activity Department Team Members had ever used puff pastries before, so it was a lot of fun to see what our end product would be.

The pastries turned out beautiful and tasted even better. It was decided that we will be using this method to bake more creations in the future. It was much easier to use than anyone thought!

Halcyon House Household residents on Monday, July 30 celebrated “International Day of Friendship”. The U.N. proclaimed International Day of Friendship in 2011 with the idea that that friendship between countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace and building bridges of understanding. A word search puzzle wA OKtws with words pertaining to friendship, and everyone got a yellow smiley face to wear.

The residents also played the M & M game which brought a lot of laughs. Everyone was asked to take as many M & M’s as they wanted. A couple of the residents took a few more then they would have, had they known that for every M & M taken they had to tell something about themselves. This friendly program also talked about the benefits of a hug and its health benefits. A hug is natural, organic, naturally sweet, free of pesticide and preservatives . Hugging contains no artificial ingredients. It’s 100 percent wholesome . No calories, no caffeine, no nicotine.

On a closing note a quote from Helen Keller was shared. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

Jeannie Verstraete with Select rehab presented “Beat The Heat This Summer” to Halcyon House residents, Wednesday, August 1. Jeannie educated residents on heat related illness, safe outdoor mobility, tips to fall proof your outdoor area and how therapy can help. Jeannie presents monthly to residents; she will be presenting next month on “Fall Safety”.

Virginia Tschantz’s sister Barbara Hodge visited from Florida for the weekend. They attended the wedding of their great neice Amanda Meyers and Jack Gabeline in Yarmouth, Iowa. It was a wonderful time seeing all the Myers family.Happy Birthday wishes this week go out to Wesley Widmer, Virginia Tschantz and Lea Smothers.

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