The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

The new year is a new opportunity to refocus on your goals. From health and wellness to family to-do’s, making goals and sticking to them will help support a bright future. Here are some New Year Resolution ideas for a big impact in 2019!

Eat more fruits and vegetables: No matter your age, fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. The USDA’s Choose My Plate program states all adults should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Choose produce, rich in vitamins and minerals, in a variety of colors to ensure you get plenty of different nutrients. Dark leafy greens, bright citrus and red berries are just a few tasty examples.

Stay physically active: No matter how many years young you are, it’s important to stay physically active. Mild to moderate physical activity with minimal impact can do wonders for the body and mind. Join us for our daily exercise classes!

Stay mentally active: Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so make time to give your brain a workout, too. Reading, crossword puzzles and Sudoku are simple activities that can be done virtually anywhere.

Stay socially active: Research shows that social connection improves quality of life, but it can be harder to stay socially active as you age. This year, make your relationships a priority. Set up a weekly time to chat or have dinner with family members or friends (or other residents).

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 30
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Harry Wentzel, Chapel
2:00 pm: Noodle Ball, Eber Gardens

Monday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 2
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Rockin’ Thru the Decades at Cheerful Home: We will go see the winter program at Cheerful Home!**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Luther Memorial Communion, Chapel

Thursday, Jan. 3
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Jan. 4
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Jan. 5
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber Gardens

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Eber Gardens and the Social Services staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Isaiah 43:16-19: “This is what the Lord says…: ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’”

Weekly Inspiration

“There is nothing on earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

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