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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We have balconies!

Hi All!
I took a photo of our balconies.  Some have been re-done and stained.  They are lovely, especially for our residents who enjoy reading outside and growing flowers, herbs, tomatoes, etc.  One resident has been responsible for extensive planting on the grounds, including this "Butterfly Bush", ready to bloom soon:
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Thanks for listening, and have a great day!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hi everyone!

It is COLD outside!  Good thing our van driver starts up the van early and turns the heat on.  It is nice getting into a warm van on a cold morning, with someone else taking care of the driving!

Residents are off to the grocery store.  Our driver carries the groceries up to the apartments for the residents.
Canterbury residents save their energy for the fun activities instead of on burdensome chores.

This weekend several residents went to Bristow School across the street and enjoyed the production of Guys and Dolls.  They tols me there were over one hundred kids involved!  We also had teens from a local church come and play games and provide entertainment.

Today we have a pianist in the afternoon.  Come on over, relax, enjoy some refreshments and good music.

The coffee is always hot at The Canterbury.



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Public is Invited!

Hi All!

We are VERY busy here today.  Our residents took our van to The Red Lobster this morning a new group just filled up the van to go see a show at Hall High School.

Everyone is glad the snow isn't coming down yet so they have time to snuggle in before the snowplowers and sidewalk shovelers arrive.

Don't worry, spring is here.  The snow will melt as quickly as it comes. 

Snow reminded me of slippery.

* We having a speaker on Fall Prevention in our Recreation Room on Tuesday the 29th of March. *

That's it for now, hope to see you on the 29th at 2PM!
Emily :D

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top O the Afternoon to you!!!!

Hi Everyone!
Happy St. Patty's Day.  You know you are ALL Irish today.  I am wearing LIME green and our residents are enjoying themselves today, grocery shopping, meeting for lunch and games. 

Green is not the only color that is different around here!
Our hallways are being renovated with new paint from top to bottom on the first floor.

Speaking of inside, I can not believe how BEAUTIFUL it is outside!!!!!!!!!!!  SPRING IS HERE!!!(my favorite).

I'm a wee bit funny, so let's give it a go:
What's Irish and comes out in the summer?...................Patty O FUUURNITURE!!!! 
I hope that gave you a smile :)
Until next time,

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rain and Snow

Hi everyone!

Are you all rested from the weekend?  Our maintenance man installed wonderful sump pumps long ago that come on automatically so fotunately we had no rain in our basement.  Items in the storage areas are clean and dry.

Our van is at the grocery store, and our snowplowers probably don't have to worry about the few flakes that  have arrived.  Even though everyone seems to have had enough of the snnow, it is nice to see something other than rain!  Several  people I know had a lot of problems with the rain and were up during the night to check and move their sump pumps.  Water sure does come quickly when there is a flood!

So that's why our easy living has become even more popular lately!  After a tough winter people begin to wonder what easy living would be like!

Come on over !

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March first! File of Life.

Hi Everyone!-

I couldn't let the first day in March go by without saying "hello"!

June Gifford, our resident and a former ER nurse, is running an activity helping people fill out the File of Life card.  Our friends at the West Hartford Fire Department were kind enough to donate these life-saving information cards that stay on your refrigerator.

In case of emergency,  all pertinent information emergency personnel need is right at their fingertips.  They know what hospital you prefer even if you are unable to tell them, as well as other potentially life-saving health information!

Below is a picture of Hanna and June filling out the File of Life card.

If you don't have one, stop by.  We would be glad to share ours.  Come to 45 Highland Street in West Hartford CT, right between Fern Street and Farmington Avenue.  We will have a pot of coffee on and we look forward to seeing you!

Happy March!