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United Presbyterian Home News

Mar 09, 2018

Direct Care Staff in the Brownlee and Garrett Health Center modeled new personalized scrub tops on Thursday for a group picture. The tops were a gift from a very generous, anonymous donor as a token of appreciation for their dedication and service to residents. What a thoughtful gesture.

Reid Orris celebrated his birthday in the Town Center Friday morning when his daughter, Linda Orris and granddaughter, Jill Zahs arrived with Minion cartoon decorated cupcakes. Some people commented that the Minions resembled Reid.

United Presbyterian Home Art Instructor Nancy Maguire and resident art students hosted an art show and reception Friday afternoon showcasing over 25 works of art by some amazingly talented residents and staff. Mediums included pencil drawing, oil painting, water color and pencil water color. Visitors toured the Art Room, viewed the works of art and enjoyed a delicious buffet of cheeses, fruit and wine while mingling with the artists and other guests. Nancy reports that art class meets each Monday at 10 a.m. and it is fun to see how each student has grown in their ability as an artist.

The United Presbyterian Church’s Women Circle held a hymn sing in the Health Center Tuesday afternoon. Linda Boston and Jane Cuddeback led residents in song accompanied by Julia Gamon on the piano.

Mike and Diane Williams visited Mike’s mother Audra Williams this week arriving for her birthday and joining residents in the Town Center for coffee and treats Wednesday morning. They were joined by Audra’s daughter Jeanne Boardman as they continued the celebration.

Decorating workshops this week have the residents helping day care children creating dough ornaments in the shape of Easter eggs, bunnies, rainbows and four leaf clovers. The fun seems to be in the coloring as is evident in the multicolored fingers and hands of busy little artists. These spring decorations will be used for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day and Easter holidays.

Kids were given a lesson in oral hygiene when Martha Hernandez visited from Washington County Public Health to demonstrate proper care of teeth and gums. She left a sampler bag for each child to take home.

Classics Et Cetera for March 8, included the prelude to Act III of “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner; 3rd Movement of Bassoon Concerto No. 2 by Franz Danzi; 2nd & 3rd Movements of Piano Sonata No. 14 (“Moonlight”) by Ludwig van Beethoven; “Agnes Dei” from “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2” by Georges Bizet; “Grand Russian Fantasie,” a cornet solo with band by Herbert L. Clark; 1st & 2nd Movements of “The Red Poppy Suite” by Reinhold Glière; “Love of Country,” a march by J.J. Richards.

The French composer Georges Bizet (1838-1875) was asked by Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) to compose incidental music for Daudet’s play, “L’Arlésienne” (“The Girl from Arlés”) in 1872. The play was unsuccessful, but much of its music lives on in two orchestral suites. Bizet himself compiled “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1” later in 1872. “L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2” was put together from Bizet’s score by Ernest Guiraud (1837-1892) in 1879, giving Bizet full credit. Both suites are in the orchestral repertoire today.

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