It's my first blog of the month and I'd like to use it to salute a very warm, kind and caring lady— Cathy Weaver-Rox. Since her start at Liberty, Cathy has worn many different hats which have given her valuable industry experience. But she decided to take a break from us and used the opportunity to move forward by getting formal education. She's now a shining star at Liberty as our new Administrator and we're so happy to welcome her back home. I'm sure many positive things will come with this fine lady in charge!
We've been busy with resolutions, putting away Christmas decorations, and tidying up after all of the season's festivities. Our Christmas was wonderful, especially the Bingo Marathon, as seen in this photo.
The jolly old man in red arrived at our campus on Christmas Eve with an over abundance of gifts. Residents were excited, but patient, as he greeted them with a warm smile and exuberant "hellos." Evidently everyone had been nice and not naughty because he quickly got to the job at hand—passing out gifts. The room was filled with plenty of chatter and laughter as we all enthusiastically opened them. Once his job was done, away Santa went with a wave and the assurance that he'd see us all again next year.
This has been a busy month for us. Residents and staff have been decorating trees and hallways to make everything cheerful and bright.
Our biggest event of the month yours truly forgot her camera in the office so I will describe what a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast was enjoyed by all of us. The kitchen staff went above and beyond with a delicious turkey and all the trimmings. Our family members graciously provided their loved ones favorite desserts for all of us to enjoy. It was surely an evening to remember. Now, on the same day we received our bus. It is beautiful. Aside from our regular outings to Wal-Mart The Parish for lunch and bingo I can see a fishing trip on the horizon! Certainly many things to be thankful for.
Residents and staff were pumped up today for our monthly cook-off. Nurses and therapy faced off in the great pumpkin challenge! Sweet and savory entries were brought in by staff to be judged by our residents. The residents said it was a very hard decision to make but the nurses won hands down! We enjoyed the afternoon to the fullest and anxiously awaiting next months challenge!
On Sunday Oct. 25th residents and staff member had a surprise visit. We had the pleasure of being entertained by Mike Stevens and The Family Tradition, a well known gospel group in our community. The music was so uplifting. Residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the event and we're all looking forward to their next visit.
We would like to give a warm congratulations to Diana Johnson. Diana has been an employee at Liberty for 28 years and was just promoted to Activities Director. When she first began her career at Liberty, she was responsible for serving ice water and meal trays.
Well, we can't think of a better way to support our Bucks than our very own tailgate parties. Every Saturday in the month of September, we watch the games with snacks and trivia as we cheer Ohio State on.
Residents, family, and staff enjoyed our Family Carnival that replaced our Family Picnic this year. They can not wait to see what we add to it next year. Thank you to the staff and their family members that volunteered their time to make our carnival a huge hit.