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Pizza Pan Creation

This month our crafters gathered together a couple afternoons to make a snowman to hang on their door for the winter season. These jolly happy snowmen are made from a pizza pan, paint, ribbon and evergreen. We would like to thank staff member Justine Mohr for passing on this idea to the Life Enrichment department…. Read More

Today was a Miracle in the Making

  Residents and team members welcomed the first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccination. Team member John received the very first shot, with residents Gerald and Cynthia soon after. All are applauded for their efforts in taking one huge step in the battle against COVID-19! More pictures to come!

Santa and His Elf Make a Stop

Look who we caught in action! Santa and his Elf made an early stop to the facility today. They found that residents and staff were all doing good. They said, they will be back closer to Christmas.

Jammin’ with Frances Pat

Residents and staff were entertained by a surprise visit on a recent Friday afternoon! Life Enrichment Assistant, Deb Z. and Frances Pat (the facility mannequin) were all decked out and heading to the beach. Travelling together on a nifty three-wheeled bike, they were certainly a colorful duo! Moving up and down the hallways, they stopped… Read More

The Ties That Bind

Shady Oaks residents are blessed to have many ways to connect with family and friends during these COVID times. In addition to window visits and phone calls, technology offers a variety of options: Facetime, Skype, and Zoom. Residents are making good use of all these ways to keep in touch. In fact, some folks have… Read More

Delectable Menu Wows Residents

Shady Oaks culinary staff recently treated residents to a favorite lunch item – homemade pizza! Cook Deb H. used her culinary magic to create four supreme and three hamburger pizzas. The supreme pizzas contained hamburger, red peppers, onion, mushrooms, and two types of cheese. Minnie Huster, Culinary Manager, explained, “We value the joy that a… Read More

Celebrating Shady Oaks

Team members recently celebrated a week of fun events. Thank you team members for all you do everyday.

A Great Way to “Chill”

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of pampering to take our minds off the heat of July? Life Enrichment and Restorative staff recently offered three separate locations where folks could enjoy lotion therapy and shoulder massage, polishing of nails, and hair care. Quite a few ladies turned out to take advantage of the special attention and… Read More

Rainbow Swirls Brighten Shady Oaks’ World

Recently, residents and staff worked together to create 16 colorful, three-foot tall pinwheels. The craft project enlisted the help of individual residents who spent time carefully cutting out the shapes of the blades of each pinwheel from sturdy plastic. The plastic came from new dividers made for organizing office files.  Staff assembled the red, orange,… Read More

Cling Art Brings Joy

The creative spark shone brightly when residents applied their artistic skills during an afternoon craft activity recently.  Using several sets of colorful permanent markers folks filled in the spaces of intricate window cling designs. The finished pictures were bright, happy patterns that when peeled off the backing paper and applied to a clear window appeared… Read More