Windsor Garden’s News
A few of our residents representing their “I Voted” stickers. We take our civil duties seriously here at Windsor Gardens Assisted Living. We are so thankful that the voting commission allows us to vote right here in our lobby!!!
Enjoy a fun Valentine’s Day Dinner at Windsor Gardens Assisted Living!
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
Brown Sugar & Garlic Sliced Flank Steak
Orange Ginger Carrots
Twice Baked Potatoes
Red Velvet Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Do you remember the good ole’ fashion game, Jacks? We have brought it back to life with some variations. Some residents were able to use the traditional bouncy ball, while others tossed up a balloon. Either way, we had a blast!!!
(Janet Nunn, Lou Tipton, Pat Brown, Clova Lewis, Carlene Hill, Mary McHarris, Breanna Berry, Ruby Burris, Doris Stern, Helen Forester, Wilma Woods, Dot Millner)
Welcome! I am pleased you have chosen to read this short article and I hope you continue to join us each month as we discover and discuss topics of Life Enrichment surrounding the senior adult population.
What is Life Enrichment? Life Enrichment is the process of evaluating a person’s current quality of life and seeking to improve upon such quality via activities pertaining to the mind, body, and spirit. Simply put: Life Enrichment seeks to make someone’s life better. Better yet, the best life it can be.
The Life Enrichment process can vary from grandiose gestures and activities to small acts disguised as simple kindness. Yes, we have our everyday activities, our entertainers, our large family parties. But what about the simple everyday interactions? Those are life-enriching too. One resident, who chooses to not participate in planned activities, just visited me at my computer and asked what I was doing. I told him I was starting a blog about Life Enrichment. He said, “I don’t need Life Enrichment.” Yet every evening after dinner he stops and has a ten-minute conversation with me about the day. That conversation helps him to fight issues of loneliness and lets him know he is valued. You see, Life Enrichment “activities” can be hidden in small interactions. It is very important to realize the significance in each and every encounter we have throughout the day. You never know who is in need of a kind smile, a small chat, or a kind word. You can change someone’s day with the smallest of efforts.
Every moment of my day is calculated within the mind frame of Life Enrichment. The way we treat those around us has a huge impact on our facility, our community, our country, and our world. It’s important. I hope you join us in the following months to read more about Life Enrichment.
We love a good party at Windsor Gardens Assisted Living- Happy Birthday to our January Birthdays!!!
Wesley Buyck, Martha Thomas, Karen Dyer, Ann Changas, Ann Weihpert, Claudia Ellison, Anna Wright
We love our students here at Windsor Gardens!! Today Cindy Zhu, Senior Nursing student at the University of Tennessee, and Breanna Berry, Junior Social Work student at the University of Tennessee, played Rummy with the residents. We had a blast!!!
We love going to the Tennessee Theatre once a month for Mighty Musical Monday!! Today was a special treat. They accompanied vintage movies with the mighty wurlizter organ. It brought us back!!