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No that’s not a call of distress…it’s a call to pizza! Magnolia celebrated the start of May in Orcutt, CA with residents, guests, and children. We had pizza catered by Bello Forno who brought a trailer with its own wood-fired pizza oven!  It was quite a sight to see. The children made tissue paper flowers, had flower relay races, and “flower” cupcakes were also served.

Check out our pictures. It looks like a pizza parlor at Magnolia. Do you celebrate May Day?

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Image by sachman75 via Flickr

All last week and this week we are celebrating Chinese New Year at Magnolia. Celebrating holidays and learning about other cultures is a great way to keep the mind engaged and free from boredom. Here are some of the goings-on at Magnolia  right now to welcome the year of the rabbit.

  • What is your animal? Are you a rabbit? Find out here.
  • Study of mandarin oranges- most popular fruit during Chinese New Year
  • Armchair travels to the Great Wall of China
  • Stories about rabbits
  • The Arts: Rabbit paints, red envelopes and lanterns

 

People born in the year of the rabbit are supposedly gracious, good friends, kind, and sensitive. What does the Chinese Zodiac say your personality is like?

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The wreaths are hung, the tree is trimmed and our menorah is out as well! It’s time for the holidays at the Magnolia Care Home and we celebrated in style this last Sunday with our annual party.

Activities included gingerbread men, painting sugar cookies, lots of games for the kids, and making ornaments for the tree. There was also a moving performance of traditional carols by the Righetti Madrigals.

Check out a slideshow of some of the pictures of the festivities!

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The holidays can be a stressful time for families when their loved one is experiencing Alzheimers or other forms of memory loss. However, it can also be a great time to reminisce with your loved one about Holiday traditions. Visit the Alzheimer’s Association for a great article about coping during the holidays.

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