Mayo arrives to work greeting his residence and co-workers with "Never fear Mr. Professional is here!" Mayo is always eager and willing to help others with whatever is asked of him. So when "Mr. Professional" tells us to wear our mask, wear our shield, wash our hands and social distance there is one more piece of advice he adds. . . to STAY POSITIVE and always smile.
The month of January is long and cold and boredom can creep in unless you reside at Liberty Nursing Center of Mansfield. Our residents worked overtime painting, gluing and creating the sweetheart tree. It was a labor of LOVE to let our dedicated Nurses and CNA's know how much they are appreciated and loved. It truly is beautiful.
Her creativity has spilled over into bingo! This little lady is one of the most creative people in our community. In her younger days she enjoyed oil painting and creating paintings of beautiful scenery. It was no surprise when glancing over to see her using her M&M candy as bingo markers. I just thought, "how sweet is this?" Every day brings something to smile about!
With our color me calm group, one thing we have to do often is keep the pencils sharpened! On sharpening day, this little lady wanted to have just a little fun with the group. The laughter was contagious that morning when our artists came to the sharpening station! Just a little fun goes a long way!
The art of adult coloring has taken our community by storm thanks to this lovely lady. She creates beautiful pages by choosing her colors and blending them together with colored pencils like a true artist that uses brushes and paint. She tells us her art provides two purposes. It gives her a feeling of calmness and a sense of happiness when she shares her work with others. Those of us who are lucky enough to receive one of her pages hang it up right so everyone can enjoy!
All dressed up and somewhere to go. One of our wonderful ladies makes her way down to the activity office every Tuesday morning to do a little shopping at the community store. She visits for awhile sharing the hot topic of the day and a little gossip. After reminiscing about how life use to be and the way it is today, she heads back home to enjoy her snacks. .
Vanessa Williams has been very dedicated, passionate and caring state tested Nurses Aide at Liberty for 20 years. She is always a team player mentoring new staff and helping whenever and wherever she is needed. It was no surprise to her co-workers when Vanessa was chosen to take the dietary manager position here in the community. with hard work she will begin her classes soon and will earn her title Certified Dietary Manager on April 23rd, 2022. We are so proud of you Vanessa!
With the holidays of 2020 behind us, it was nice to be able to carry on our Christmas traditions here in the community. These traditions included decorating cookies, homemade ornaments to decorate the tree, receiving and giving gifts, ugly sweater contest and our most loved, the community Christmas party. Our Christmas party is the favorite because of the many appetizers, including shrimp everyone's favorite! Also. we look forward to the appearance of Mrs. clause as well as our talented staff singing some of our holiday favorites. Everyone participated and had fun making wonderful memories!
And the winner is . . . . Jessica - RN! Jessica was beyond thrilled and she could not stop thanking the judges for choosing her. When asked how they reached their decision, all three judges agreed that it was the ANTLERS that did it! HO HO HO
After a morning of listening to Christmas songs and frosting & eating some Christmas cookies, it was time for the judging to begin. Some of the staff lined up to show off their ugly sweaters and some of our residents did the official judging. In the Photo, left to right is Jamie LPN representing our nurses, Vanessa our dietary manger representing her wonderful staff, Jessica RN representing office staff and Jeff PT representing our activity department. The judges had a tough time making the decision and we have to wait to find out the winner!