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Summer is winding down and it's already time for Allen County's Fair. We took full advantage of Senior Citizens Day on Thursday, so we were all admitted for free! Seniors were celebrated in The Gospel Singing Tent where we enjoyed music, snacks, and beverages. On top of the scheduled activities for the Golden Age Day Parties, there was plenty of time to explore on our own. Besides visiting vendor booths and the live stock exhibition, we stocked up on goodies to share with our friends at the facility who were unable to attend. Fair favorites, like sugar waffles, elephant ears and cotton candy of course went over really well.
Residents recently enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful summer day at Faurot Park in Lima. With four lakes and plenty of green space, it's a very relaxing and peaceful place. The kitchen sent us on our way with all the fixings for a wonderful picnic; deli sandwiches, chips, fruit, brownies, and punch. Pictured are David Sawyer and Dana Balmer viewing out over one of the lakes as they tried to spot signs of wildlife.
We've been very busy for the past few months, preparing and creating pieces of art to show in Liberty Retirement Community of Lima's Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) Show. This award-winning art-making program empowers residents struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders with volunteers to encourage self-expression and social engagement in a failure-free environment. It concentrates on using remaining strengths instead of lost skills and enables the artist to leave a legacy of beautiful artwork. Hosted in our conference center, residents, volunteers, family and staff members enjoyed viewing the art while nibbling on shrimp cocktail, meatballs, cheesecake as well as a variety of juices to toast the elegant occasion. Attendance was wonderful and we can't wait to boot this project up again with high hopes for an even grander turnout for our next show.
Our residents enjoy having lots to do, and we work hard to provide them with a variety of entertainment—from dancing groups to instrumentalists. One of our recent visits was from the Golden Aires, and they are one of our favorites. This group of retirees, originally met at Allen County's Senior Citizens Services, Inc. and know many of our residents from there. Their visits provide a wonderful opportunity to catch up and reminisce and we look forward to seeing them again very soon. Watch our activities calendar if you'd like to join us.
There's no better way to spend a summer afternoon than enjoying the sunshine and some seasonal treats. We hit The Creamery in Delphos as often as possible in the summer. Voted Best of the Region each year since 2011, their soft serve and hard dip home-made ice cream attracts people from all over.
Our outings include trained staff, so they're not only safe, but are always enjoyable. With a spacious bus that's able to comfortably accommodate everyone, along with any special equipment, we're always up for an adventure. Stop by our facility to learn about the many benefits we offer residents and feel free to join one of our outings! We love to make new friends.
What could be better than all the comforts of home without the stress of household chores? Residents at Liberty Retirement Community of Lima enjoy a “no fuss, no muss” lifestyle everyday. We offer a wide array of activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social and vocational needs of our seniors. It’s a wonderful opportunity to stay active and forge friendships with others who enjoy the same interests. Our diverse programming opportunities are open to residents, their friends, and of course family members. Pictured are a few residents enjoying a fun Euchre game. Enjoy a coffee chat, bird-watching, games, crafts, fitness programs and classes. We also host entertainment regularly. Come see us. We’d love to show you what we have to offer!
May 12-18 is National Nursing Home Week, so we've been in full celebration mode here at Liberty Retirement Community of Lima. While our staff, from administrators to nurses to aides, are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care for our residents 365 days a year, we take this week to offer a few extra perks. Pictured is resident David Sawyer, enjoying a made-to-order ice cream sundae dished out by our Activities Department. We also spent the week enjoying cookouts, specialty dessert bars, as well as games and special trivia geared towards staff and facility. It's been a wonderful way to show appreciation, and draw our Liberty family together.
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima once again hosted an Easter egg hunt for 57 students from Lima's Center for Autism & Dyslexia. Students, ranging in ages from pre-K through junior high, participated in a hunt, crafts and shared snacks with us. Although weather didn't cooperate and we held everything indoors, residents delighted in hosting, and students enjoyed the activities. Don, (who is pictured) enjoys visiting with the kids and commented that their innocence makes him feel young and spirited again. We hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday also as we reap the blessings of another year.
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima is always seeking out innovative, cutting-edge therapies to offer our residents. Recently, staff members received specialized training in an award-winning program designed to help patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of neurocognitive disorders. The goal of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is to forge friendships between people suffering from the diseases and trained volunteers and staff, as the residents are guided through art therapy sessions. This evidence-based science, is founded on the fact that creative expression improves their physical and psychological well-being and we're certainly reaping the rewards of everyone's hard work. It's failure-free and the result has been some amazing abstract pieces of art. At the end of the six-week program, residents will compile favorite pieces which will be proudly displayed to family and friends as we host our Art Show. It's a beautiful program that our residents love, and we love our residents!
Liberty Retirement Community of Lima enjoys treating residents and guests to a wide variety of entertainment. We'll use just about any excuse to gather, so we're delighted to host celebrations for birthdays and anniversaries as well as provide regular shows. One group that visits quite regularly are the Golden Aires. This wonderful volunteer group of vocalists are from the local senior center. They're a lively group, that dances with residents and sometimes incorporates them into a show. Although we always look forward to our familiar "oldies" each show reflects a holiday theme and everyone enjoyed the Irish tunes for St. Patrick's Day.