Celebrating Thanksgiving all week was a lot of fun. On Tuesday, we did a few Turkey Trot related events. First, our chaplains held a morning prayer around the amazing teepee (made by our resident artist, Glenn, and one of our best maintenance men, Joe). Therapy had a turkey themed obstacle course to help work on range of motion and mobility. There were turkey tracks running from the gym to the area for our big meal.
Before our big lunch, staff residents and family members danced to “The Wobble.” The room for our meal was decorated in fall colors and Thanksgiving table arrangements. We wore fun hats, ate, laughed, and enjoyed being in each other’s company.
On Wednesday, the chaplains and Quality of Life hosted a karaoke party. Residents and stakeholders bonded while belting out songs. One of the most exciting parts of the show was when a few stakeholders sang and rapped “Ice Ice Baby!” There were great duets with one staff member and one resident.
River Road Church held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on the R-2 unit. They made homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, casserole, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and banana pudding. Family and friends, along with the members of the church, came to serve and eat together. The dayroom was decorated beautifully by Michelle (from Quality of Life).
Thursday was great! Family members were present all day. Chef Luis and the dietary staff made sure that all visitors and staff were able to eat for free. The chaplains held a service and prayer to discuss the true meaning of the holiday and being thankful. There were musical guests, hugs and a feeling of family all around.
Happy Thanksgiving! We at Bordeaux are thankful for the joy that our residents bring us every day.