When people think of the month of March, holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and the first official day of Spring often come to mind, but did you know that March is ALSO National Noodle Month? Some may have celebrated with cooking a few more pasta dishes than normal or splurging at an Italian restaurant, but at Azura Memory Care, we are all about engaging the NOODLE! For our first quarterly challenge of the New Year, we challenged our homes to create an INNOVATIVE, noodle-inspired, brain-stimulating engagement for our residents to enjoy. Whether it was a pasta recipe, a fun craft, or a new use for pool noodles, our residents and team members submitted 23 different noodle engagements…EXCEPTIONAL!
We got our Facebook fans involved by having them “like” the photo of their favorite engagement, knowing the entry with the most “likes” would come away with $200 to go toward engaging their residents. After a week of voting, we officially announced our Azura Quarterly Noodle Challenge Winner…
Azura of Wausau wowed our friends, families, and fans with their “Pasta Noodle Portraits.” The residents made a portrait of their families with a variety of noodles, colors, and glitter. What an amazing way to use our MOSAIC philosophy of tapping into the person-hood of each resident and involving what they treasure the most…their families!
All of our homes will be receiving a participation prize for all of their amazing efforts in helping our residents to feel JOY! To see all of the wonderful entries, head to our Facebook page and make sure to “like” our page to stay-tuned for our next Quarterly Challenge coming up!
"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