Pizza was created by the Italians—or maybe by the Greeks, who brought it to Naples, but let’s face it, Americans eat a lot of pizza. At Azura Memory Care of Beloit, we decided to celebrate Pizza. To engage residents, fancy supplies are not required. Often, it is the simplest moments that create huge moments of joy.
So, we started out the day with a fun, and rather lively, discussion:
And the discussion really just went on and on from there.
We also made a craft project and everyone designed their favorite pizza. All practiced up, we rolled into the real thing. We added toppings to the crust, piled on the cheese and then popped them in the over. Boy, waiting 15 minutes is a long time when you are hungry for pizza!
And, at long last, we devoured our magically cheesy masterpieces feeling fulfilled and satisfied. Now, that’s Amore!
"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