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Westbrook Acres

August 9, 2018
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August is Staying Cool Month Westbrook Welcome August 2018 Dates To Celebrate Admit You’re Happy Month American Adventures Month American Artists Appreciation Month Family Meal Month Happiness Happens Month Keeping Cool Month National Canning Month National Fair Month National Golf Month National Parks Month Summer Fun Month It’s official! Our new piano is here. We are so pleased, it is just beautiful. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to Rev. Barb Muhs, and the wonderful community that we live in to take this all upon themselves to raise all the money needed to purchase it. We never even imagined such a wonderful thing could have happened when it all began. We are just so thankful for everyone involved to do this for our residents here. And what a difference it will make for all our musical programs. And if anyone would like to come play for us anytime, just let the Activity dept. know. Thank you so much for all your generosity and thoughtfulness, it will be long remembered and appreciated! God Bless you! We would like to welcome Barb Huthcheson and Karen Casey to Westbrook acres. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you enjoy your stay here. We’d also like to welcome Martha Gamble and Mary Lynn Bearden. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Naomi Morris. She will be missed. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Resident of the Month – “Bill” Hambly Lester William Hambly III was born in Waterloo on February 15th, 1944, and grew up in Cedar Falls. Bill had two sisters and he was in the middle. Where his family lived, when he was a young boy, there was a train that ran through the back yard. That is how he developed his love for trains. While he was growing up he worked for a friend on a vegetable farm for ten years. When he graduated from high school, he went to college for two years. Following that he went into the Navy for four years. He received his degree there. He was an electronic technician in the Navy and did electronics on helicopters, among many other things. He would have to climb high towers also. He met his wife Jane, at the Black Hawk Roller dome. They just smiled at each other. And after only 30 days Bill asked Jane to marry him. They were married on November 29, 1969. They have 2 children, Dean and Ann, and 6 grandchildren. Bill loved camping, riding bikes on trails and traveling. They have been to Disneyland and Disney World. Bill was a deacon in his church and they team taught Sunday School. Bill loves to dance to country music, they took ballroom dancing lessons and then later also taught country dancing. I think they did a lot of “teamwork” together side by side. It’s been a pleasure having Bill here and getting to know him. Thank you Bill - and Jane! August 9th – 13th will be the Perseid Meteor Showers. These meteor showers peak between the 10th and 12th. There may be between 50 – 100 meteors per hour, and one meteor per minute is a good “shower. August 11th – 19th is Elvis Week, in Memphis,TN. People from around the world visit Elvis’ home, Graceland, and the Memphis area to commemorate Elvis’ death anniversary {August 16, 1977} and participate in the events scheduled during the nine days. What are some of your favorite Elvis songs? Some of Elvis’ favorites were the color pink, pepsi, the Bible, his Cadillac, watching football, reading, bike riding, and practicing martial arts. Some favorite foods were the famous peanut butter and banana sandwich, peanut butter, bacon, and jelly sub, meatballs wrapped in bacon with barbecue sauce, poached salmon dipped in sugar, tomato fritters, monkey bread and fried pickles to name a few. If you need any of the recipes just let me know………. National Dog Day is August 26th. If you would like to bring in your pet anytime during the month of August, that would be great. It always brings back fond memories for our residents. “I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.” – Mother Teresa August 31st is the death anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales, 1997. A letter from the Administrator: Happy August!!!  I for one will not forget this month as it marks ONE year since I was given the opportunity to serve our residents and staff as the Administrator of Westbrook Acres.  I have to say that I have learned so much about the facility, residents, staff and the community.  I am joyous every day that I get to work with such wonderful and caring people.  I thank each and every one of you for your kindness and patience? Another reminder that if you have received a new Medicare card for your loved one to please bring into the facility so that we can make a copy of it for our records! The new piano is here. We are extremely thankful and blessed to have such a wonderful community!! Kelly Larson  MBA, LNHA August 2018 Newsletter Farmer’s Market. August 5-11, 2018 is National Farmer’s Market Week. It is that time for our gardens to be in full bloom if we planted one. If you are one who does shop your local farmer’s market weekly or monthly you already know what the benefits are to shop locally. Just in case you don’t know some of the benefits. 1. You will save money. How? You may spend more money initially, the produce you buy at the farmer’s market will last you longer than that from a grocery store. Most of the food at the market was harvested that day and not 1-2 days prior. 2. You will have access to more organic produce. 3. Your produce will be perfectly ripe, flavorful and more nutritious, a great way to eat the rainbow. 4. You will have more options in selection of produce for what is in season. 5. Take advantage on asking the farmer questions on preparing and storing your purchase. 6. Discover the Spice of Life: At the farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, stinging nettles, green garlic, watermelon radishes and much, much more. 7. Know where your food comes from. 8. It’s not just about the food. Most farmer’s markets sell handcrafted items that you will not find anywhere else. 9. Connect with your community and get out and enjoy the weather. 10. Eco friendly. Don’t delay and find out where the closest Farmer’s Market is to you and your community. Amy Mooney-Geels, RDN, LD August Birthdays Residents Delores Casebolt August 22nd Staff Heather Wagner August 30th Happy Birthday to all of you!! From Housekeeping If you are bringing in food items for your family member, we’d ask that you would please put them in an airtight container. Thank you. Tammy - Housekeeping supervisor For National canning month if you’d like to bring in something to share with the residents please let us know. This is a fun time of year with all the garden produce coming in. We hear about peoples gardens all the time. Sounds delicious! Thanks! If you’re excited for the National Football League season to start you can watch the preseason opener, Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH. Kickoff is 8p.m. The Baltimore Ravens will play the Chicago Bears. We wish congratulations to Megan Balmer who has completed her L.P.N. class. Good job! I’m sure she’s glad it’s over.

 
 

 

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