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We never tire of four-legged visitors, and this month we made a new friend. Clover's maiden visit was a crowd-pleaser and he was on perfect behavior. That's because his rescue sister Lucy, who is a veteran visitor, has probably taught him a thing or two. Lucy was certainly missed this month, but Clover certainly grabbed some hearts and rescue handler, Maria Gruber, reassured residents that Lucy will be back next month.
For our gentleman who are unable to venture out with the Romeo Club each month, we now have a monthly Stag Night for men only. We recently had our first gathering and it was a huge hit! One of the highlights for the evening each month is that the group chooses where they'd like to have dinner delivered from. White Castle made it to the top of the list this month. After their meal, the evening included good conversation, a little beer, some cards and Bengals checkers. Our gents are already eagerly looking forward to May's Stag Night.
It's that time of year, so we were very excited to celebrate the Reds Opening Day and combine the festivities with our monthly Staff Appreciation event. To build anticipation for the day, residents were delighted to receive a small gift basket stocked with treats and delivered to their rooms. Our kickoff included a wonderful grill out, complete with hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, along with pretzels and cheese. It was a very enjoyable day and we are hoping the Reds have a terrific season. Go Reds!
One of our frequent volunteers, Donna, entertains us by playing the piano in the evenings. Recently, she brought her fluffy and friendly companion Honey. It appears that Honey is now an expected regular and based on all the tail-wagging, it's difficult to tell who is enjoying the interaction more, Honey or our residents. She has a special way of putting a smile on everyone's face.
One of our favorite performers is Frank Anthony. The room is guaranteed to be packed because everyone enjoys hearing their favorite oldies and making special requests. He certainly didn't disappoint for his recent St. Patrick's Day show. We enjoyed Irish tunes with plenty of green snacks to complete the theme.
Since we couldn't visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras, we brought the festivities here! With special help from STNA Pam, we had a great time dancing, karaoke singing and playing Roll a Rainbow. Of course no Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without the traditional King Cake.
So you've entered a search in your browser for "Nursing homes near me", now what do you do? Picking out a nursing home for a loved one can be a mind boggling experience and many don't know where to begin. Experts say first impressions count and you need to look beyond the glossy literature. A community can only be as good as its administration, so how about talking to the facility's top executive? At Liberty Nursing Center of Colerain, we're proud to advertise that not only are we privately owned, but the owner's mother is here at our Colerain location. Meet owner, Linda Black-Kurek posing with her mother Marlene. Linda, also owner of 2 other nursing homes in Ohio, is often on site visiting Marlene. Why not come for a tour?
We work diligently to provide our residents with a multitude of interesting and meaningful activities and our Romeo Club is a perfect example. An acronym for Retired Old Men Eating Out, Romeo Club's have been popping up all over the country. Our gentleman have been meeting once a month for over a year, averaging around twelve members. There are no rules, no dues and no age requirements. The key to the success is that it provides plenty of social interaction and camaraderie. Sometimes the group visits a local eatery and other times they enjoy snacks and refreshments here. Conversation topics range from reminiscing, war stories and history discussions to corny jokes. Longtime member, Mr Bali, always looks forward to meeting with his male neighbors and friends and is especially enthusiastic about his neer beer!
Since the month of February is Black History Month, our community celebrated with food. Our dietary staff prepared an amazing meal of traditional soul food for staff and residents. We devoured sweet potato pie, fried chicken, mac and cheese along with refreshing lemonade, and exercised our brains with black history trivia.
It's maple sugaring time, so it was only appropriate that we set out on an outing to Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve for their maple sugar celebration. With the trees awakening for spring, we got to watch a demonstration of traditional maple sugar making. The best part was sampling the results over ice cream. Mrs. Ellanor, along with the rest of us, couldn't get enough. Our trip was as delicious as it was informative!