An inactive lifestyle can cause older individuals to lose ground in four important areas: strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. But research suggests that exercise and physical activity can help older ones maintain or partly restore these four areas and that's the goal for Mansfield's Therapy and Activities Departments.
Each year one in every three adults, ages 65 or older, falls. Thankfully, falls aren’t an inevitable part of aging and many can be averted by taking action. So our Therapy staff at the Mansfield facility is working hard to develop a fall prevention program for our residents and staff.
Mansfield residents really got into coloring and filling Easter eggs this year in anticipation of our big hunt on Sat. April 4th. This year's Easter Egg Hunt was another hit, and was open to the public.
Most Irish Men are known for their orangish/red beards...on St. Patrick's Day it was our residents trying to give our Management Department Heads' a full orange beard by throwing cheese puffs at them.
The month of March has brought a new face to the building. Bernice Woodson has become our new Dietary Manager. Bernice has been in food service since the age of 18 including two tours with the Military as a food coordinator. Please stop in and help us to welcome Bernice to our building.
In case you haven't noticed, we have two consecutive months with a Friday the 13th this year— February and March! So, staff and residents decided to have some fun with it by dressing in freaky, mismatched outfits. Everyone loves to get involved, and this month the Freaky Friday dress code is crazy hair and hats, so stay tuned.
Cabin fever has initiated some creative indoor activities and although its been cold outside, our residents are keeping warm with lots of giggles. We recently held a Bubble Blowing Contest and both staff and residents got involved. The Contest judged on the following criteria 1) who could blow the biggest bubble 2) who could blow or pop the most inverted bubbles 3) who could blow the tiniest bubble. All agree it was a hilarious contest. We're just thankful nobody left with gum in their hair or stuck to their teeth!
We hate to see Jeff Urban, our current Administrator, leave us. However, Jeff has not completely departed from our Liberty family, he's moving to our new Colerain facility in Cincinnati. So, we're very excited to welcome Karen Luther as Liberty of Mansfield's new Administrator, and we're looking forward to working with her.
We're excited and proud to announce that we have a new Activity Director, Candace Williams. She's actually been an employee here at Mansfield for four years, but this is a new position for her.
Residents along with family members enjoyed ringing in the new year with snacks and a delicious spread of sauerkraut and pork, wine and sparkling grape juice. They also welcomed a new Activity Director, Candace Williams, who promises that the new year will be full of adventures…not just Bingo! So stop in and see what's in store.