Before Christmas several of our Cottage employees made a video of singing and dancing to the song Rocking Around The Christmas Tree.
Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen Show) had requested that viewers send in such a video and the best would be featured in a mash video.
Our residents got a good laugh during their filming performance.
Then came the news that our Ladies were one of the BEST! In recognition of their talents Ellen sent them a gift card for $250.00 which they promptly donated to the Southern Michigan Food Bank! Way to go Ladies on your great video and donation to serve others!
To watch the video follow this link https://www.ellentube.com/madebyyou/jingle-bell-ringrock.html
Several of our staff show off their “There’s Snow one like our Residents” T shirts.
We started a New Activity in January named Awaken. This activity is designed to awaken the senses through
the use of diffused essential oil scents, CD’s with relaxing sound effects (birds, the ocean, woodland sounds),
hand massages with lavender, scripted imagery and a variety of other sensory stimulation items. This activity
is being enjoyed by our folks who prefer a quiet and relaxed, yet social setting.
Our residents are also enjoying a month of testing new desserts. They have been comparing cheesecakes,
ice cream flavors and other tasty treats each week. They offer their suggestions, then favorites will be added to the menu!