Spring Tea Party

Recently, we took the opportunity to celebrate the coming warmer season with a little tea party, complete with fine china tea sets and real tablecloths, because we are just that fancy sometimes! Hot tea, baked goods and finger sandwiches were served and those who attended, enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to just relax and socialize with

Gratitude Journals

We recently made gratitude journals. Described by Wikipedia as a diary of things in which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives. We had a wonderful time making these journals. We look forward to filling them with positive words. Source:

Cartoon Corner

San Juan Villa – Port Townsend, WA One of our talented residents is a cartoonist. Bob submitted this cartoon for the April newsletter. Thanks Bob! ‘Keep ‘em coming!’

Waiting In Line

Hearthside Manor – University Place, WA Lon Cole is a dear friend of Hearthside Manor who also suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He has offered to share a poem with our readers each month. These poems are from his new book: Celebrate Survival. Enjoy!   Waiting in Line Waiting in line can be such a pain

A Talent Show

Heritage House Morton – Morton, WA This spring our residents at Heritage House were treated to a delightful talent show sponsored by AmeriCorps and youth from our community. Many of these volunteers work extensively throughout east Lewis County enriching and benefiting the lives of people in all walks of life in our unique mountain home.

Mud in Your Eye (and everywhere else)

Forest Grove Beehive & Hawthorne House – Forest Grove, OR On St. Patrick’s Day, a few employees gathered for a team-building exercise at the Tualatin Valley Dirty Leprechaun 5K Mud Run. Our team ran over, under, up and down the 5K mud-filled obstacle course, struggling during some challenges and conquering others. Sliding down a muddy

Love Thy Neighbor Project

Easthaven Villa – Yelm, WA We started the “Love Thy Neighbor Project” in February for our assisted living community.  This will be a monthly activity where we make little gifts or decorations and deliver them to each of our fellow residents.  For our first project in February we made little Valentine bags with chocolates and

More Than Just Games

  More Than Just Games- Doing activities that challenge our brain and help maintain its skills and health are vital as we age. Two of the most common brain-stimulating activities done by adults are word search and crossword puzzles. They have become staples to those adults hoping to keep their brains fresh and active. Let’s

March Newsletters

March Newsletters are now available on our website. Simply go to the desired community page and then click on the newsletter to view. We want ed to make our newsletters as accessible as possible and hope you enjoy. Here’s a snippet of Forest Grove Beehive’s March Newsletter, What’s The Buzz: Gifts of Honey The residents