August Events

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Here is a list of activities happening in August:

8/1 10:30 Arts & Crafts: Decorate the Bulletin Board
8/1 3:00 Musical Painting
8/2 10:30 Baking/Cooking: Easy Peach Cake
8/4 KIDS DAY 10:30 Balloon Volleyball
8/4 KIDS DAY 2:00 Friday Movie Matinee
8/7 10:30 Music & Memory with Molly
8/7 2:30 Shopping Trip to Dollar Tree
8/8 4:00 Bible Study with Phyllis
8/9 10:30 Baking/Cooking: Brownie Waffles
8/9 2:00 Art: P. Buckley Moss “Schoolhouse”
8/10 2:30 Healing of the Sick Ceremony with St. Mary’s Church
8/11 10:30 Impressive Leaf Art
8/11 2:30 Root Beer Floats & Cookies
8/14 12:00 “Grumpy ‘Ol Men” Lunch & Poker
8/14 2:30 Melon Sculpture
8/15 4:00 Name That Tune with Mary Ann
8/16 10:30 Baking/Cooking: Marshmallow Swirl S’Mores Bars
8/17 12:00 “Golden Girls” Lunch
8/21 LUNAR ECLIPSE DAY 10:30 Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
8/21 2:30 Total Eclipse of the Sun Party
8/22 5:00 Ladies Dinner & Poker
8/23 10:30 Baking/Cooking: Tuna Avocado Salad
8/23 2:00 Sweet Dreams Pillowcase
8/24 2:30 Meet & Greet with Cincinnati Reds Hall of Famer
8/28 2:30 Funnel Cakes
8/29 3:00 Squirt Gun Shoot-Out
8/30 10:30 Baking/Cooking: Chocolate Chip Cookies
8/30 2:00 Carnival Games
8/31 2:30 Birthday Party with Richard Scott


Pretty Nails 2:00 8/2, 8/16
Spirit Drumming & Worship with Chaplain Steve 11:00: 8/3, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31
Tai Chi 2:30: 8/3, 8/17
Happy Hour 4:00: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/31
OMA: 2:00 8/8, Art Reception 4:15 8/9, 11:00 8/10
Art with Amy 10:30: 8/14, 8/28

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Spa Day

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Continuing cruise week, the residents were treated to a spa day on Thursday afternoon. Relaxing music was played in the background and cookies, lemonade and water were served before, between, or after spa services.

Residents could get a sugar scrub hand massage (complete with lotion afterward)…


a manicure…


or a mud face mask!


They had fun laughing at each other for looking so silly with green faces but they were surprised at how soft their faces felt afterward and a few wanted to do it again sometime!

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The last week of July was Superhero week. Here are some of the superhero masks that the residents wore that Wednesday while watching the old Batman TV show:


They also ate these cupcakes they made that morning while watching the movie:


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No Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream & Hawaiian Pizza Dip

Yesterday the residents made a very delicious and easy recipe of strawberry cheesecake ice cream. You don’t have to have an ice cream machine to make this!

Strawberry Sauce
-1 16-oz. pkg. fresh strawberries, hulled
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-juice from 1/2 lemon
Ice Cream
-1 pint heavy whipping cream
-1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
-4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
-1/2 cup crushed graham cracker

1. For the strawberry sauce, combine strawberries, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice in a medium saucepan.
2. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves and the strawberries soften, 6-8 minutes. You may need to break the strawberries down a bit with a fork or a potato masher.
3. Transfer sauce to a bowl and refrigerate until cool.
4. For the ice cream, using a hand held mixer, begin by whipping the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue beating until smooth.
5. In a separate bowl, using the hand mixer with whisk attachments, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
6. Folk whipped cream gently into the cream cheese mixture.
7. Pour half the whipped cream mixture into a 9×5 loaf pan.
8. Drizzle with strawberry sauce and 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers and using a butter knife, swirl.
9. Pour remaining whipped cream mixture on top.
10. Drizzle with remaining strawberry sauce and graham cracker.
11. Swirl again.
12. Freeze for 4-8 hours or overnight.


Another hit the residents made this week was Hawaiian pizza dip.

Hawaiian Pizza Dip

-1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
-2 green onions, chopped
-1/2 cup diced, sliced ham
-1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
-1 cup cheddar cheese + 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese combined

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a bowl combine cream cheese, ham, pineapple, and 1 cup cheeses.
3. Mix until well combined then transfer to oven safe dish.
4. Bake for about 15 minutes until bubbly then top with remaining cheese and return to oven for about 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
5. Serve with chips or bread.

A cake contest was held last Friday afternoon. Ross, the executive director, and Tabitha, a nurse, were the judges. Here are the cakes entered into the contest:



Suzanne, the activity director, was the winner with her Kahlua cake with mocha buttercream!


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