The Magnolia at Frewsburg Rest Home August Lookback
Its hard to believe that we are here at the end of August, the last month of summer, reminiscing about all the fun that was had! Though the month seemed to fly in the blink of an eye, we cherished every moment, and look back on this month with happiness for the time we shared with each other, and all of the things we are able to celebrate in life; both big and small.
The month began, just simply scrumptious as we celebrated National Watermelon day baking watermelon flavored cup cakes in our baking group. Our baking groups are led by our wonderful activity staff member Dixie! This experience becomes so much more when all of us gather in the Bistro and share memories, recipes, aromas, and of course laughs. The Magnolia has a southern comfort feel, and there is just something about the smells that circulate through our halls that make us feel like we are in our childhood home, eating our mom’s baking!
The first week of August flew, but not without us celebrating our local sweetheart Lucille Ball! Her birthday was on the 6th of August, and we celebrated in true Lucy fashion, laughing! We enjoyed nice treats and watched old episodes of “I love Lucy”! The fun of course did not stop there, in the same week we also celebrated International Beer Day, where we enjoyed a variety of non-alcoholic beer, and pub snacks! Within the month our residents also enjoyed the staple activities that are enjoyable by all. Craft club made some very creative crafts this month including candy jars out of glass vases and terracotta pots! Our garden group has finally been harvesting the fruits of their labor, collecting tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini that have been used in a variety of ways from our kitchen staff and of course our baking group.
As the month progressed we had the pleasure of celebrating National Creamsicle Day, where we enjoyed delicious orange sweetness! One change that our residents have had to cope with through the pandemic is the decrease in outside entertainment. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are only able to have entertainment at a distance. Though it has been mentioned before, it is important to point out the talented and caring staff here at The Magnolia, our very own activity assistant Elizabeth Lutgen brought in her violin and gave our residents a musical performance they will not forget!
We blinked, and the month of August was over. In the final weeks of the month, we hosted a fundraiser for our Resident Christmas Fund. Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches were a big hit and allowed us to add to the running Christmas fund in hopes to buy all our residents great presents this Christmas! For National Senior Citizens Day our residents and staff enjoyed corn on the cob, at our annual corn roast! Residents left our beautiful pavilion smacking their lips and stating “that was even better than last year!” To round out the month our residents celebrated all of the August birthday’s with delicious cupcakes and ice cream, another treat our residents had was banana splits on National Banana Split Day! On what seemed like the hottest day of the summer this was the perfect treat!
As we close in on the final weeks of Summer we are going to continue to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather that seems to change rapidly here in Western New York! We have a lot of fun events planned in September and look forward to all the fun autumn activities we will explore as we enter the new season!
If you have any questions or comments for upcoming activities, please contact Kellie Rodriguez, Activities Director at (716)483-2876, ext. 2222. or email at [email protected]