If you have any questions about our activities, please contact us. We strive to keep our communities vibrant and active. Click the link to the Activity calendar. Calendar PDF
We're all very saddened by the recent passing of our dear resident, Ruth Detmer on January 24th at the age of 98. To her Liberty family, Ruth was very special for many reasons. She was actually one of our first ten residents when this location opened it's doors. But it was Ruth's soft voice, kind heart and generous spirit that endeared her to everyone. Here in our community, she was known as the Candy Lady because you could count on her to have a full candy dish ready to share with anyone who stopped in for a visit. Ruth was always interested in helping her fellow residents, loved to garden and enjoyed singing Ave Maria. Her memorial service last month was performed by Deacon Tim from St James Church where she attended for many years and her daughter Jane wrote a wonderful tribute to her mother that was read. We will all treasure Ruth's memory and miss her beyond measure.
Residents and their families had a wonderful time making new cheerful memories at our annual Easter Party. We can always count on entertainment by Frank Anthony to bring big smiles and a joyous environment. This year was no exception with lots of dancing and singing together. Also, we have the Colerain Township Citizens Fire Academy Alumni to thank for our energized volunteer Easter Bunny. The bunny led the children to residents' rooms for an egg hunt, posed for photos with them, and tickled everyone by dancing with Frank Anthony. We always enjoy a good party and this was certainly one to remember!
On Fridays, residents look forward to celebrating the end of the week with a lively Happy Hour. We kick back with root beer floats and snacks while enjoying special entertainment. Our most recent gathering featured entertainment by one of our favorite performers, Ray Heckman. In fact, residents special request Ray because they enjoy listening to him sing and play his saxophone. The sing-alongs bring out the smiles and always are the highlight.
Two Mondays a month Joy & RJ bring us Karaoke Time and everyone looks forward to it. Looking around the room you see eyes light up and faces that are full of smiles as they fully enjoy listening to the music. Some are braver than others to take the microphone, but residents and family members alike step up to the plate. Even Tara, our Activity Director has been known to sing a tune or two Pat, one of our residents, is seen here joyfully singing My Way.
We recently enjoyed a winter craft day making mugs. It was a great opportunity to stretch our imaginations, exchange creative ideas, laugh and chit chat.
We had a wonderful turnout for our recent Valentine's Day party. Residents got caught up in familiar love songs from their era performed by Ray Heckman. Delicious, festively decorated cupcakes and beverages satisfied everyone's Valentine's Day sweet tooth, and we're anxiously looking forward to our upcoming Easter event. Family and friends are always welcome to join us, so watch the activities calendar!
Many of our residents build strong bonds of friendships here and we take great pride in the fact that we have a very joyful and fun-loving community. Residents Cookie (Caretha) and Pat have become quite close and look forward to participating in activities such as our recent Valentine's Day party. They share a common love for music and dancing, and it was quite evident they were thrilled with the entertainment.
It might have been cold outside, but residents were warming up for Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras fun inside! It was a wonderful afternoon of festivities as we ate king cakes, enjoyed refreshments and played cards. This was a perfect opportunity to meet new faces and brush up on favorites like UNO, Rummy, Bingo, Seven Up and Crazy Eights. It was a fun event, full of lots of good memories and laughter.
Lucy is always raring to go when she comes for her monthly Liberty visits. Residents and staff get just as excited to see her. Lucy is a rescue dog, and her therapy training is through Pet Therapy Unlimited. Maria Gruber is her handler. Lucy certainly knows what her job is because she never runs out of love and kisses for everyone! We're already looking forward to her next visit.
It's not always easy to transition living spaces, different routines and unfamiliar faces. However, Liberty residents Eileen and Helen have found that it's quite easy to build lasting relationships here. The trick to making new personal connections, in any environment, is to attend events or hang out in living spaces where people with common interests gather. It turns out, that Eileen and Helen both love parties and many of our other activities. Where ever you find one, you'll more than likely find the other... they are a perfect duo. Their favorite pastime though is an easy afternoon just chit chatting with each other. We love when our residents find joy in personal relationships.