National Pizza Week

What better way to spice up a cold winter’s day than to have a pizza party! The Shady Oaks main dining room was transformed with pizza parlor-themed balloons, placemats, napkins, plates, and tablecloth. One of the mylar balloons looked like a giant slice of pepperoni pizza! Residents were treated to a special menu for lunch: […]

Books on Wheels

Today was a great time for our resident to check out new happenings at our public library. As such, we welcomed back Michelle Deluhery, the Lake City librarian, for the first time in two years. Some of our residents, including Pat W. and Bette Jo G., were happy to get books by their favorite authors. […]

A Special Occasion

This week we celebrated a special occasion. A special nurse and longtime friend, Carmen Schrad, has spent 45 years as a nurse here at Shady Oaks. We wish her a great retirement! Thank you, Carmen, for all you have done for our residents over the years! […]

Christmas Pictionary

Residents and staff showed off their creative skills at a recent Pictionary event. Each participant picked a Christmas word out of a bowl and drew a picture on the easel of that word. Then everyone had a chance to guess what it was. The pictures were great! There was a variety of sketches: ice skates, […]

Baby Reveal Brings Holiday Joy

Shady Oaks resident Cynthia M. is eagerly anticipating the birth of her first grandchild in April. Recently her family and staff gathered together to surprise Cynthia with a baby reveal celebration. After Cynthia popped the huge balloon, pink confetti was scattered everywhere! A girl! What wonderful news! Cynthia was overjoyed with the pink because she […]

Christmas Treats Sweeten the Holiday

Shady Oaks culinary staff have been busy elves in the kitchen! Following tried-and-true recipes, the bakers are creating delicious home-made treats such as Traditional Holiday Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies, and the ever-favorite Puppy Chow! The tantalizing aromas, pretty patterns on the cookie trays, and delectable taste sensations are an experience Shady Oaks residents look […]

Welcome Back

Shady Oaks volunteers Marilynn Collis, Kathryn Myers, and Jeanne Devine hosted the Lake City Union Church devotions Wednesday afternoon. Ten residents attended. Jeanne led the devotional program, Marilynn assisted with the program and provided homemade cookies, and Kathryn Myers played the organ and led the singing. The residents, staff, and volunteers were so glad to […]

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