October Newsletter 2015

Posted by McKenna Burr on Oct 2, 2015

In Newsletters, Activities, Main

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To view the full October Newsletter 2015 with pictures and games click on the link. We are so excited for Fall to come and enjoy the month of October. Feel free to come join us for any of our activities throughout the month with your loved one!

October’s Motivational Tip: They say we’re most likely to regret the things we didn’t do. So follow your heart, and go for your dreams.

Trivia Whiz: Fun Felines Cats have been living alongside humans for at least 4,000 years. However, there are a few things you might not know about cats, such as:

• Domestic cats, no matter their breed, are all members of the species Felis catus.

• In Japan and Great Britain, black cats are considered symbols of good luck.

• A female cat is called a queen or a molly.

• A cat can travel for a short distance at a top speed of about 30 mph.

• About 200 feral cats live at Disneyland, helping control the rodent population.

• A cat’s nose is ridged with a unique pattern, just like a human fingerprint.

National Assisted Living Week!! What a week!! Our residents and their families had so much fun celebrating National Assisted Living week with all of Bel Aire staff members. From laughing their heads off with JUB JUB, the clown and magician, on Monday, to dancing till the last song by Road Trip Band on Tuesday night.

They had so much fun trying to guess the flavor of different soups from Zupas Restaurant on Wednesday, and to end the festivities they enjoyed some quality time with their families during our family carnival, on Friday. They ate cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, some of them painted their faces or got a twisted balloon, and danced to Stampede tunes. Over all we had such a great week full of fun. Can’t wait until next year!!

Memory Lane Adventures

It was National Assisted Living Week and we got to celebrate with lots of different activities. Every single day we tasted different types of food. We had a massive salad bar, and a fruit bar. We had a bread and cheese tasting, as well as a chocolate tasting. One of the nights we had a band come in and play some fun music from all eras.

We ate delicious soup under the stars. We sang old classics and got to listen to some new spins on some recent songs. Dancing was a must, and laughing happened the whole time. We are so glad we have such amazing people to perform for us.

Jub Jub the clown made everyone laugh. The kids ate him up. They kept saying that he needed to show more “enthusiasm” when he said “ABRAKADABRA.” He was a great start to National Assisted Living Week.

Wit and Wisdom:

  • “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” —Vincent Van Gogh
  • “A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.” —Edward Plunkett

  • “The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” —Frederic L. Knowles

  • “The cloud shadows of midnight possess their own repose.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” —T.S. Eliot

To view our activity calendar for the month of October, October Activity Calendar 2015.