The residents at our Sheboygan Memory Care Community are busy making ornaments for our Gingerbread man themed tree. They began with plain Styrofoam balls and holiday fabric and ended up with gorgeous ornaments. They have also made some creative gingerbread cookies ornaments and other fun decorations for the tree. It definitely was great hand-over-hand interaction and even more importantly, smile upon smiles.
It was fun to reminisce about decorating our own family trees. Some had real while others had artificial. Some had themed trees and others were happy to just have ornaments.
The residents and family really enjoyed their creations and sharing fond memories.
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse