The New Year started off great at The Peninsula! Our activity programs were geared toward feeling good about yourself and rejuvenating for 2015. It was a perfect theme for the FIRST month of the New Year.
Residents enjoyed two educational presentations. Our social worker provided an excellent program, “Laugh and Learn” about how to make everyday a good day. The safety program provided by the Pembroke Park Police Department was on general safety and was a reminder to residents about personal safety.
Bethel House Church came and uplifted the residents’ spirit with their rousing gospel music. Everyone was clapping and rejoicing and it really made a Saturday memorable.
Every Monday in January, Rabbi Bodkin visited and presented his on-going program “Learning It, Living It and Loving It.” He talks about living a healthy life and residents seem to feel inspired by his message every time he is here.
We had some spa pampering with a visit from our Mary Kay representative. She came and gave us free facials and hand massages.
I started a new program about easy bake recipes and residents shared their recipes. I selected recipes that were examples of feel good foods which seemed to fit winter. We made s’mores which were delicious. Residents talked about their camp and scouting stories while we cooked together.
Our reminiscing group on Saturdays, “Fireside Chats & Cocoa” brought us back to our childhood of winter wonders and treasured memories. We talked over hot cocoa that I prepared with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
This is what quality of life is all about and it will continue for the rest of the year here at The Peninsula.