The world turned green since the last Chatter - crazy how so many things change with the seasons, right? :) Speaking of change, we do our best in the Activity Department to have a variety of events and activities.
This month, the Birthday Party will be held in the Main Dining Room on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 at 1:45 p.m.. Thanks to Joyce and Larry Cinnamon who are providing gifts for this group of celebrants and to Suzie and Rhoda for helping out. :) Thos celebrating may bring a guest.
The farm animals will be arriving on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 in the Petting Zoo - yay!
Residents are invited to a lively piano concert with Lou on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room.
WORLD BICYCLE DAY:
Friday, June 3rd, 2022 is World Bicycle Day - pedal power to the people! Folks have been riding bikes for hundreds of years. Cyclists worldwide take to the roads and bike paths in urban and rural areas today to celebrate and enjoy World Bicycle Day. Billions of people ride bikes worldwide for healthy exercise and transportation.
Cycling is active and enjoyable. Depending on how you participate, this activity is both a lifelong hobby and a sport. Aside from competitive racing, biking offers a moderate level of exercise in which most healthy people can partake. This exercise is low impact, so easy on your knees and other joints. Biking regularly is relaxing and helps reduce stress. Being out in the country and breathing fresh air while taking in views of ponds, lakes, or wooded trails is great. If you are looking for a challenge, try a hill or two. If you are in really good shape, mountain biking is a challenge that may speak to you.
Bicycles are an important means of transportation worldwide. People in cities throughout the United States find biking quicker and easier to maneuver around endless traffic jams. Riding bikes to school may not be as common as in years past, but many kids still do so. Millions of citizens in less wealthy countries find bikes to be the only affordable means of transportation.
Along your bike route, whether to work, school, or just for fun, you are choosing an environmentally friendly means of transportation. The only fuel you use is pedal power, which is a sustainable, green energy source.
Celebrating World Bicycle Day is easy and enjoyable. Just hop on your bike and hit the open road. Rather, hit the open bike path! If you are just getting back on your bike for the first time in a while, I am sure you will agree with other returning cyclists who say getting back on two wheels is pure joy!
Taken from Holiday Insights.
On this note, I see and hear about many residents riding the stationary bike in the Therapy Department - how wonderful! Just so you know, there are also stationary peddle machines around the Wales. You can verify witht he Therapy Department for their locations and perhaps use one on your own.
Residents interested in a group walk are invited to meet at Door Number Six on Friday, June 3rd, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting. These walks will take place periodically this summer.
BEST FRIENDS DAY:
Best Friend Day on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 is a time to enjoy and appreciate your good old buddy, your pal. This day honours and cherishes this relationship.
If you are lucky, you have a best friend. If you are real lucky, you have numerous best friends. Best friends are very, very special people. You spend countless hours with your best friends, going to events and activities or just hanging out. You share secrets, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and disappointments with your best friend.
Some folks say you can only have on best friend. This author disagrees. You can have a couple at the same time, or several over time. Friends come and go for a variety of reasons, and are sometimes not forever due to many reasons, including moving, changing schools or jobs, and more. We hope that you are lucky enough to have numerous best friends over the years.
Taken from Holiday Insights.
VIOLIN GARDEN MUSIC:
If the weather is suitable, we are planning to have violin music with Isabelle under the gazebo in the Therapeutic Garden on Thursday, June 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.. If the weather is too cold or wet, we will rotate locations; we will keep you informed.
CULTURE FOR SENIORS VIDEO PREMIERE:
Culture for Seniors recently made a video of four Wales residents: Winnie Wright, Keith Baldwin, and Amy and Ron Husk. A couple months ago, a film and sound crew met with these individuals and made some lovely short films of them. These videos, as well as a few francophone ones from other individuals, will premiere in the Main Dining Room on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.. This event will be partially in French to accommodate our francophone guests. Residents and loved ones are invited to attend this special event. Light refreshments will be served. If you need any further information, please contact Carol Ann.
Friday, June 10th, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. in the Main Living Room, we will be taking residents' YouTube music song requests. :)
AXILE DANCE SHOW:
On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m., the Axile Dance Company will be in the Main Living Room to perform four modern dance choreographies involving play. I have never seen this dance troupe before, so we will be discovering their art together.
FATHER'S DAY PUB AFTERNOON:
The fellas are invited to a Pub Afternoon on Thursday, June 16th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room for games, music, and refreshments.
Sunday, June 19th, 2022 is Father's Day! This day is about honouring Dad and appreciating what he does for you. Dad really wants healthy, happy, and successful children, and to spend time with them! Today's lifestyle is so busy, so a little time with Dad on Father's Day is just want he wants.
A father is more than the biological paternal source of our being, but rather a person who cares and provides for us, the man who sets standards, family values, and the example. So today is also about celebrating stepfathers and any other man who willingly and eagerly accepts and cherishes the role. Whether biological, adopted, or informal, if they are a father figure to you, give them some recognition today and do not hesitate to call them "Dad."
Taken from Holiday Insights.
FATHER'S DAY FISHING DERBY:
We will have a Fishing Derby on Monday, June 20th, 2022 in the morning. Family and loved ones are welcome to come fish. If the weather does not permit, we will postpone the derby to the following day, Tuesday, June 21st, 2022.
Please note that we ask family members to respect a two-fish limit. If you need any more information, please contact us!
Anne Caroline and her furry friends wil be here on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room for Zoo Animation.
ST. JEAN DE BAPTISTE DAY:
St. Jean de Baptiste Day, held annually on June 24th, is the feast day of St. John the Baptist, a Jewish preacher who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. This day is celebrated in Québec and other areas of French Canada.
Taken from Time and Date.
NATIONAL ONION DAY:
Onions, now here is something to cry about... if you are cutting them fresh, that is! The National Onion Association (NOA) created National Onion Day to memorialize the creation of their organization on this day in 1913. We think the day is great! At the same time, we would like to propose an expansion of this special day's purpose to increase its relevance.
Let us enjoy this special day and celebrate growing and eating onions! If you are a gardner, celebrate today by pampering your onion plants. Weed them, apply a dose of fertilizer, and give them a good drink of water. They'll respond to this love by growing onion bulbs.
We enjoy eating onions, and there is no shortage of recipes for cooking them. They flavour food and can be the centerpiece of a recipe, like onion soup or onion rings. Eat onions today for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, put some onion in your eggs, or eat an onion bagel. For lunch, use onion bread for your sandwich. Put a big slice of red onion on your burger, or just about any sandwich. For dinner, have a cup of onion soup or a blooming onion. For your main course, select a meat that goes well with satuéed peppers and onions.
Taken from Holiday Insights.
TRAVEL TO ASIA:
On Monday, June 27th, 2022, we will travel to Asia in the Main Living Room at 1:45 p.m..
ST. JEAN PIANO CONCERT WITH ERIN MALONEY:
Our friend Erin Maloney will hold a piano concert to celebrate St. Jean on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room.
Lisa, Lydia, and their bunnies will visit the CHSLD on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 in the morning.
Residents will enjoy an Asian-inspired meal on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 in their regular eating locations. Thank you to Food Services and Jean-Marc for making these thematic travel locations colourful!
Catherine and Suzanne will serenade us with their very calming cello music on Friday, June 30th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Living Room.