Happy February! We have a lot of fun activities planned for this month, including a Mardi Gras themed happy hour and Valentine’s Day lunch. If you wish to join your loved one for the Valentine’s Day meal, please let our staff know at least 2 hours prior to meal service. It is a special menu created by Chef Kevin and dietary supervisor, Kiana McCune!

During the month of February, we have many holidays to celebrate including Groundhog Day, Superbowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Mardi Gras, the start of lent, and Leap Day. Throughout February we will be incorporating many activities to celebrate these events. We will be making Valentines to give to other residents and staff as random acts of kindness, baking “pink crinkle” cookies, playing games such as “Name That ‘Heart’ Tune”, “Gimme Your Heart Game”, “Throw Me Some Beads”, Presidents’ Day themed trivia, and leapfrog beanbag toss. There will also be two cooking demonstrations with our very own Chef Kevin on February 3rd and 24th at 2:30 pm. We look forward to welcoming new music entertainment on the 4th and 27th at 2:30 pm.

February is also designated as National Heart Month. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. On Friday, February 7th, staff and residents please wear red to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease.

Leah Blekeberg