Memory books celebrate life and preserve the past

Autumn’s Promise, one of Green Bay’s top assisted living facilities, helps residents create books to record memories and leave a legacy

Memory books are an excellent way for seniors to document their memories and for families to get a window into their loved one’s lifetime of experiences.

Memory books are typically constructed in nice, quality notebooks. The books are filled with written recollections and printed photographs, from early childhood to the present day. Many people like to include memories of historic events, traditions and favorite hobbies as well as perspectives on life.

At Autumn’s Promise, we work with residents on special books called Memories for My Grandchild. This 90-page book allows residents to showcase their family tree, memories from their childhood and teenage years and much more. We find when residents recall their life stories, communication improves and they become engaged. As an assisted living facility, we’re able to honor a resident’s life and provide a positive diversion.

To get started, collect background information—name, date and place of birth, schools attended, wedding date and birth dates of children. Then, begin asking questions. These could include:

  • What was your favorite childhood memory?
  • What do you remember most about your hometown?
  • Did you enjoy school?
  • What was your first job?
  • When and where did you meet your spouse?
  • Do you remember buying your first home?
  • How did you feel when you held your first child? Grandchild?
  • What was the most significant historical event in your lifetime?
  • What do you see as your best qualities?
  • What has been your greatest accomplishment?
  • Describe any special family traditions.
  • What advice do you have for future generations?

Jot down the responses in the first person point of view. Take time and care in creating the memory book, after all, the contents come from decades of experiences.

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The finished memory books are sure to be a cherished keepsake for residents and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn’s Promise, a luxurious assisted living facilities in Northeast Wisconsin, provides residents with every opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest. The staff offers the support and assistance each resident needs while allowing them to remain as independent as possible. Call Autumn’s Promise today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.

 

 

Spread holiday cheer: Celebrate with seniors

At Autumn’s Promise, one of the top assisted living facilities in Green Bay, we host a variety of festivities to get residents in the holiday spirit

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The holidays are a magical time—loved ones gather to celebrate the season and reminisce of years past. But, for some seniors, the holidays bring a feeling of isolation and loneliness. Christmas often stirs up memories of friends or cozy fireplace with holiday decorations in assisted livingfamily lost. It’s also more difficult for them to attend or host parties as they had years ago. At Autumn’s Promise, we bring the holiday fun to our residents with socials, carolers, crafts, movies and more.

In December, Autumn’s Promise likes to hold holiday-themed happy hours with specialty drinks, including RumChata hot chocolate, as well as offer hot chocolate and apple cider socials. Music helps get residents in a seasonal mood so carolers will stop by to sing Christmas favorites. Crafts keep hands busy and offer a perfect opportunity for residents to share cherished memories.

 

Christmas wreath and piano music for seniorsAs you plan out your holidays this year, there are plenty of ways for you to include and inspire elders, including:

  • Decorate their home or room. Pull out treasured ornaments and set up a small tree—watch as their eyes light up.
  • Bring baked goods to savor and share. Baking can be difficult for seniors, so deliver traditional Christmas treats for them to enjoy or share with friends and visitors.
  • Create a CD of holiday music. Ask your loved one his or her favorite tunes and put together a custom CD.
  • Spend time together. Sometimes all seniors are looking for this time of year is companionship. Listen to their stories. Include them in your festivities—attending a children’s holiday program, driving around to admire Christmas lights or eating Christmas Eve dinner.
  • Bring out photos. Look at old photos and walk down memory lane with them. Display favorites for seniors to admire when they are alone.

We understand there are times when you can’t be with an aging loved one but you want to be sure they are happy. Autumn’s Promise not only meets residents’ care needs, but also offers a fun-loving, comfortable environment to help them catch the holiday spirit. Call us today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.

Improve memory function and find inspiration with music

At Autumn’s Promise, a family-owned and operated assisted living facility in Green Bay, we believe playing music provides many benefits to residents

woman listening to music with headphonesMusic is powerful—it has the ability to take the listener back in time and stir up memories and feelings of the past. At Autumn’s Promise, we play music to stimulate the brain and help improve memory, as well as to provide comfort to our residents.

Our seniors enjoy the many benefits of listening to music while participating in various activities. Music encourages movement—from dancing or walking to toe tapping. And, the part of the brain that processes what’s being heard also controls motor function. By playing music while exercising, the muscles and brain are both getting a workout.

Music also stirs up deep feelings. Our team of caregivers utilize music to make memories come alive. Songs are stored in the part of the brain that is last to be touched by Alzheimer’s, so even residents far on their journey with dementia can recall a melody. We find seniors like to remember experiences from their youth so we select popular performers from their generation and play music from when residents were in their teens, 20s and 30s.

Finally, we turn music on for residents when they feel anxious or agitated. We know the sounds and rhythm of music are calming, especially as seniors approach the end of life.

The staff at Autumn’s Promise work around the clock to help residents live a meaningful, fulfilling life. We are happy to help evoke positive memories and touch the hearts of our residents through thoughtful music selection.

Autumn’s Promise, one of the top assisted living facilities in Northeast Wisconsin, provides the comforts of home with the level of care residents need. The staff is known for having compassion for people and a love of fun. Call Autumn’s Promise today at 920-465-1181 to find out more or to schedule a free tour.

November 2015 Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living Center

November 2015

Autumn's Promise Assisted LivingA legacy of Love!
The best selling children’s book “Love You Forever”, by Rober Munsch is a favorite that I have read to my children many times. It’s a story about a Mother’s continual and unconditional love for her son through all of the challenging and frustrating stages of childhood, adolescence and into manhood. Every night, she takes him in her arms, she rocks him and sings “I’ll love your forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be”. A perfect example of unconditional love. The Mother eventually becomes too old and too sick to carry on. The son, in his turn, takes her in his arms, rocks her and sings, “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my Mother you’ll be”. The book ends with the Son rocking his brand new baby and singing those same beautiful words…. the unconditional love song. The unconditional love shown to the child proves worthy, as the child becomes the caregiver. Love is shown in patience, respect, encouragement, acts of dignity, time, acceptance, touch and tenderness. May unconditional love be your legacy!


 

Happy Birthday!

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Marry Ann Tallett – November 3rd
Pete Safford – November 5th

 

Upcoming Events

November 18th– 3rd Annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner at Noon RSVP required!

Activities at Autumn’s Promise

Physical… We continue to begin each weekday with a variety of fun types of exercise! Kickball, Chair Aerobics, Balloon Toss, Parachute strength class, laughing yoga and Thera-bands… all good ways to start the day!
Spiritual…Catholic Rosary and Communion with Connie are held on Thursdays at 11:15pm in the Theater Room. Lutheran Worship Service with Vicar Nathan is held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm in the Great Room, by the piano. All are welcome to attend!
Social… Happy Hour is every Wednesday at 3pm! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet new people, time to talk with current friends and some fun new seasonal cocktails! The big event for November is the “3rd Annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner” on Wednesday November 18th and Noon. RSVP’s are required for all friends and family who wish to attend.
Emotional… Reminisce activities this month include the topics: “Thanksgiving Family Traditions”, “Christmas Tree decorating of yesterday and today” and listening to Holiday music!
Intellectual… The Presidential Primary Elections is coming to a head. We will be discussing the candidates, their platforms and their potential to win the upcoming Presidential Election! For the History Buffs among us… we are showing a documentary on November 29th at 3pm about the making of “The Brooklyn Bridge”.
Cognitive… Book club continues to meet weekly in the Theater Room. The group is reading short stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul with post reading discussion. New members are always welcome! This month we will have both a Spelling Bee and a Math Quiz to challenge our brains!
Environmental… Blanket tying continues to be a weekly event. In addition, this month we will be making homemade Dog Treats! Stop by and get a bag for your special pet!
Leisure… Movies! A mix of New and Old. Along with a couple of new releases, look for old favorites such as “Tru Grit”, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story”. A special presentation of “Brett Favre”, the documentary, will be shown on Thanksgiving Day before the big game and the #4 Jersey Retirement Ceremony!


SILVER STAR SPOTLIGHT: LORRAINE SIMON

1. What is your Name? Lorraine Simon
2. If you could have picked your own name what would it have been? Lorraine
3. What is your favorite thing to cook? Fried Chicken
4. What did you want to be when you were growing up? Office Management
5. What is/was your favorite superhero or cartoon character? Lassie
6. What is your fondest memory from your childhood? Spending quality time with Grandma Butner
7. What was your favorite subject in school? Language Arts
8. What was your most exciting trip? Hawaii
9. Where is your family from? Gleason
10. Do you hold a special skill? Being a Good Homemaker, Cooking, Sewing, Floral Arrangements

 

 

A FEW FAVORITES ABOUT YOURSELF:

Place: The Dance Hall
Game: Playing Cards
Candy: Dark Chocolate
Time of the year: Spring
Animal: Dogs
Plant: Rose
Quote: “It could always be worse”


 

 

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Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Autumn’s Promise Family Thanksgiving Dinner
November 18, 2015 NOON
Please RSVP by November 13, 2015
920-465-118

Autumn’s Promise Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Wednesday November 18, 2015

Entree
Oven Roasted Turkey

Accompaniments
Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
Old Fashion Bread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Savory Gravy
Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Dinner Rolls

Sweet Breads
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
Banana Bread

Dessert
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Dutch Apple Pie

 

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March 2015 Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living Center

March 2015

file0001276650802Music and memories… I love music! I taught music in public schools for 16 years because I believe in the impact music has on the human spirit! I believe that we all love some type of music (or many) and that all of us attach important memories with certain songs.

I remember the song that was playing the first time I danced with a boy in 7th grade. Every time I hear “Is this Love?” by Whitesnake, I remember the feelings of first love and the scent of Stetson cologne. Take a minute and think about the songs that bring back thought of your firsts and other special moments and memories… This activity stimulates emotions and thoughts of memories placed deep inside our brains.

Older Adults have this same reaction to music that touches their hearts. If you have a few minutes please google the video “Alive Inside clip of Henry”. Wisconsin has piloted a program called “Music and Memories” in nursing homes across the state. I believe that this has much value in the assisted living setting too. We would like to be able to give Residents at Autumn’s Promise the opportunity to Remember, Listen, Share and Enjoy with the assistance of music.

We are asking for donations of used, and in working condition, Apple based music players. If you have any of these devices at home gathering dust or know anyone else who might, we would be most thankful for the donation. (Chargers are a plus!)

We are asking that Residents and their families fill out the attached music survey so that we can begin the journey of remembering the best parts of life with music!

With Much Joy!

-Nicole Silta

 


 

What’s New?!

 

Happy Birthday!

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03/04 Morgan, Dietary

 

 

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

April 8 @ 1030am: Music with Roger Walburn

Look Out! Be sure to check out your activity calendar for dates for Resident Council, Movie & Popcorn, Coffee & Donuts, Manicures, Exercises, Cocktail Hour…and for our favorite hobbies such as blanket ties, beading, baking, drawing, and crafts!

 


 

March

 Is the month of…

Irish American, Crafts, Frozen Food, Nutrition, Peanuts, Women’s History, Red Cross, Social Workers, American Diabetes, Brain Injury Awareness, Employee Spirit, Cerebral Palsy Awareness, Flowers

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Traditional Irish Meal March 17

Slow Clooked Corn Beef and Cabbage, Potatos & Rye Bread

Good Old Fashioned…Wisconsin Perch Fry March 27

Deep Fried Perch, Coleslaw, Baked Potato and Rye Bread

 

 


Support Group

Autumn’s Promise is inviting family members and friends of their loved ones to have the opportunity to share feelings, problems, ideas, and information with others experiencing the same situations.

Autumn’s Promise Support Group will be confidential. This will be a place to share and learn from the others about the different experiences with their loved one and the aging process. This group is designed to be informational about disease and care-giving, remind us we are not alone, encourage us not to forget our own health, talk each other through difficult times and of course, share memories good times.

When: March 20, 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Autumns Promise

Risa Janowski,M.S., LPC, AACC, will be joining us with Samantha Eklund, Autumn’s Promise Activity and  Wellness Director.

February 2015 Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living Center

February 2015

Love is in the Air! Love for family, friends and fun!

 Thank you to all who attended the Holiday Party. All of our Residents had such a wonderful time and were so happy to have all of you with them to celebrate!

Residents have been very enthusiastic about activities, especially card games! Many Residents participated in activities this past month that they have never tried before or haven’t done for a long time.

We will celebrate a love for DESSERTS on February 18, which is definitely shared by all who live at Autumn’s Promise! See you there!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 


 

What’s New?!

 

Happy Birthday!

balloon_clip_art02/21 Millie
02/23 Dorothy
02/24 Jessie

 

 

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

February 5 @ 10:30am: Music with Roger Walburn

February 13 RSVP for Valentine Dessert Party

February 18 @ 6:30pm: Valentine Dessert Party
(RSVP are greatly appreciated!)

April 8 @ 10:30am: Music with Roger Walburn


 

Join Us!

Join us for our second annual…

DESSERT BUFFET PARTY!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6pm-8pm

Bring a dessert to share!
Bring the recipe!

We will put together a “Dessert Recipe Book” for everyone… of course, that will be after we have tasted all desserts in the book!

RSVP by February 13 is greatly appreciated!

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Activity Changes!

New Year! New Activities!

  • First & Third TUESDAY will be “doughnuts, coffee, and “Chicken Soup for the Soul” or we will listen to a Radio Mystery then Lutheran Service after lunch
  • Every OTHER WEDNESDAY will be Manicures
  • Every THURSDAY Afternoon & FRIDAY Morning our hair salon is open!
  • Every FRIDAY we will have cocktail hour!
  • Every SATURDAY afternoon we will have “History Cinema Saturday” with popcorn and soda
  • Every SUNDAY morning it is highly encouraged to gather around the fireplace and read the Sunday Newspaper!
  • Every SUNDAY afternoon we will either play episodes from “American Pickers” or “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”

 


 

February

 Is the month of…

Weddings, Creative Romance, Relationship Wellness, Mending Broken Hearts, Senior Independence, Black History, American Heart Association, Heart Healthy, & Cancer Prevention

 

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National Wear RED Day by the American Heart Association!

Friday, February 6, 2015

National Wear Red Day® — the first Friday each February — is our special day to bring attention to this staggering fact (it is not just a “man” disease; 1 of 3 women die of heart disease or stroke). We encourage everyone to wear red, raise their voices, know their cardiovascular risk and take action to live longer, healthier lives.
https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/about/

 


 Support Group

Autumn’s Promise is inviting family members and friends of their loved ones to have the opportunity to share feelings, problems, ideas, and information with others experiencing the same situations.

Autumn’s Promise Support Group will be confidential. This will be a place to share and learn from the others about the different experiences with their loved one and the aging process. This group is designed to be informational about disease and care-giving, remind us we are not alone, encourage us not to forget our own health, talk each other through difficult times and of course, share memories good times.

When: February 20, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
Where: Autumns Promise

Risa Janowski,M.S., LPC, AACC, will be joining us with Samantha Eklund, Autumn’s Promise Activity and  Wellness Director.

January 2015 Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living Center

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Happy New Year from Autumn’s Promise!

On New Year’s Eve, we were entertained with a Holiday sing-a-long presented by pianist Tony Saldana. All enjoyed snacks, beverages and being with friends.

Friendship is one of the most enjoyable parts of life… no matter what your age. Friendship is also one of the best parts of living at Autumn’s Promise. Each Resident contributes to the positive and warm community that is felt immediately when a person enters our home! What a Blessing!

 


 

What’s New?!

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

January 13 @ 2:30pm: “Name that Musical with John”

January 28 @ 6:00pm: Autumn’s Promise Holiday Party

February 5 @ 1030am: Music with Roger Walburn

February 18 @ 6:30pm: Valentine Dessert Party

April 8 @ 1030am: Music with Roger Walburn

 


 

Activity Changes!

New Year! New Activities!

  • First & Third TUESDAY will be “doughnuts, coffee, and “Chicken Soup for the Soul” then Lutheran Service after lunch
  • Every OTHER WEDNESDAY will be Manicures; the OPPOSITE will be food tastings.
  • Every THURSDAY will be an activity with Wendy in the morning then rotation of Bingo and Movies
  • Every FRIDAY hair salon is open!
    Every OTHER FRIDAY will be “Breakfast with the Boys” (Our chef, Chris, will cook breakfast for our men while the ladies are getting their hair done!)
  • Every FRIDAY we will have cocktail hour!
  • Every SATURDAY afternoon we will have a movie and popcorn.

 


 

January

 Is the month of…

Blood Donor Month
Braille Literacy Month
Hobby Month
Hot Tea Month
Oatmeal Month
Soup Month

Go Pack Go!

11/09 @7:30pm: Packers VS Bears
11/16 @3:30pm Packers VS Eagles
11/23 @Noon: Packers @ Vikings
11/30 @3:25pm: Packers VS Patriots
The Game is Always Playing in the Great Room with Our Surround Sound in the Dining Room or in the Theater Room! We Don’t Miss A Game Here!

 


 Support Group

Autumn’s Promise is inviting family members and friends of their loved ones to have the opportunity to share feelings, problems, ideas, and information with others experiencing the same situations.

Autumn’s Promise Support Group will be confidential. This will be a place to share and learn from the others about the different experiences with their loved one and the aging process. This group is designed to be informational about disease and caregiving, remind us we are not alone, encourage us not to forget our own health, talk each other through difficult times and of course, share memories good times.

When: February ?
Where: Autumns Promise

Risa Janowski,M.S., LPC, AACC, will be joining us with Samantha Eklund, Autumn’s Promise Activity and  Wellness Director.

November Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living

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As October came to a close it brought us cold weather along with blustering winds and anticipation for snow!

In October we survived our flu shots, made some beautiful breast cancer awareness pins, delicious apple sauce, enjoyed spooky movies, and discovered hidden talents of bowling!

We had an awesome time pumpkin carving!! Thank you for everyone who came!

Autumns Promise continues to welcome new Residents and Staff as our “family” here continues to grow! See you soon!

We wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving!


 

What’s New?!

Happy Birthday!

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11/01: Ann, CNA
11/05: Pete

 

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

November 10 @ 10:30am: Music with Roger Walburn

November 14: RSVP for Autumns Promise Thanksgiving Dinner DUE

November 20 @ 12:30pm : Autumns Promise Thanksgiving Dinner

November 24: Notices for Thanksgiving Plans Due

December 4 @ 6:30pm: Support Group

December 10: RSVP for Autumns Promise Christmas Party DUE

December 17: Autumns Promise Christmas Party

January 13 @ 2:30pm: Name that Music with John


 

Join Us!

For our second annual Thanksgiving Dinner!
November 20th @ 12:30pm

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Please RSVP by November 14 to assist us in planning accordingly for our Thanksgiving Dinner with your loved one.


Reminders!

  • Picture Permission Slips
    Pictures of us will only be used as advertisement and for our newsletter. You may decline to have pictures to the public and only in THIS newsletter and/or around the building. You may decline any pictures. This is very much appreciated either way you may choose.
  • RSVP
    Please remember to RSVP for our Thanksgiving Dinner by Friday, November 14, 2014. Please remember to RSVP for our Christmas Party By December 10, 2014.
  • Activity Room Reservations
    If you would like to reserve the activity room for a family event please see WENDY.
    Activity Room is RESERVED on Saturday December 23 and Saturday January 03.
  • Facebook!
    Yes, we are on Facebook! Our updates include Lola’s training, employee spotlight, writings to relate to, and what is going on here!
    facebook.com/autumnspromiseGB
    Like us on Facebook!
  • Volunteers
    If you or someone you know is a part of an organization that would like to join us for bingo, intense cribbage, beautiful paintings, and more – please let Sam, Ginger, or Nicole know! We would love to have you join us as do our residents!

November

 Is the month of…

Alzheimer’s Disease
Aviation History
Adoption Awareness
Diabetes
Lung Cancer

National Celebrated Weeks in November

Week 3: Game & Puzzle Week

Go Pack Go!

11/09 @7:30pm: Packers VS Bears
11/16 @3:30pm Packers VS Eagles
11/23 @Noon: Packers @ Vikings
11/30 @3:25pm: Packers VS Patriots
The Game is Always Playing in the Great Room with Our Surround Sound in the Dining Room or in the Theater Room! We Don’t Miss A Game Here!

Please let us know by Monday, November 24, 2014 what your Thanksgiving Plans are with family to assist us in planning accordingly.


Support Group

Autumn’s Promise is inviting family members and friends of their loved ones to have the opportunity to share feelings, problems, ideas, and information with others experiencing the same situations.

Autumn’s Promise Support Group will be confidential. This will be a place to share and learn from the others about the different experiences with their loved one and the aging process. This group is designed to be informational about disease and caregiving, remind us we are not alone, encourage us not to forget our own health, talk each other through difficult times and of course, share memories good times.

When: December 4th, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Where: Autumns Promise

Risa Janowski,M.S., LPC, AACC, will be joining us with Samantha Eklund, Autumn’s Promise Activity and  Wellness Director.

October Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living

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October Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living. As September came to a close and the weather became cooler, we enjoyed working on different projects to bring in October and Fall!

In September, we began our cookbook club. We are planning a meal and starting our recipe book. We enjoyed homemade milk shakes on a sunny afternoon. Residents reminisced about hunting and fishing while looking at “opening” bow hunting weekend pictures. We shared our knowledge on the USA and talked about our past vacations. We ended September by making and enjoying homemade salsa and a cold beer!

Autumns Promise continues to welcome new Residents and Staff as our “family” here continues to grow!    See you soon!

We wish you all a happy and safe Halloween!

 

 


 

What’s New?!

Happy Birthday!

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10/01: Kayla W., CNA
10/01: Bethany J., Dietary Aide

 

 

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

October 7th, 2014 @ 2:30pm: Flu Shots

October 13th, 2014 all day: Wear PINK For Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October 23rd, 2014 @ 7pm: Family Support Group

October 27th, 2014: RSVP for Family Night

October 29th, 2014 @ 6pm: Family Night – Pumpkin Carving

October 31st, 2014: Trick-or-Treat

November 10th, 2014 @ 10:30am: Music with Roger Walburn


 

Join Us!

For our second annual…

PUMPKIN CARVING FAMILY NIGHT!
October 29, 2014 @ 6 PM

Bring your best pumpkin carving tools and ideas

Please RSVP By October 27 to assist us in planning accordingly!
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Reminders!

 

  • Picture Permission Slips
    Pictures of us will only be used as advertisement and for our newsletter. You may decline to have pictures to the public and only in THIS newsletter and/or around the building. You may decline any pictures. This is very much appreciated either way you may choose.
  • RSVP
    Please remember to RSVP for our family nights to help us plan accordingly! – October 27 RSVP for our Family Night!
  • Facebook!
    Yes, we are on Facebook! Our updates include Lola’s training, employee spotlight, writings to relate to, and what is going on here!
    facebook.com/autumnspromiseGB
    Like us on Facebook!
  • Volunteers
    If you or someone you know is a part of an organization that would like to join us for bingo, intense cribbage, beautiful paintings, and more – please let Sam, Ginger, or Nicole know! We would love to have you join us as do our residents!

October

Is the month of…

Breast Cancer Awareness
Domestic Violence Awareness
Diabetes Awareness

National Celebrated Weeks in October

Week 1: Get Organized
Week 2: Fire Prevention

Go Pack Go!

10/02 @ 7:20pm- Packers VS Vikings
10/12 @ 12pm- Packers @ Dolphins
10/19 @ 12pm- Packers VS Panthers
10/26 @ 7:30pm- Packers @ Saints
The Game is Always Playing in the Great Room with Our Surround Sound in the Dining Room or in the Theater Room! We Don’t Miss A Game Here!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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10/10: We will be making Breast Cancer ribbon pins for families and friends to show our support

10/13: Wear PINK to support Breast Cancer Awareness!

 

 


Support Group

Autumn’s Promise is inviting family members and friends of their loved ones to have the opportunity to share feelings, problems, ideas, and information with others experiencing the same situations.

Autumn’s Promise Support Group will be confidential. This will be a place to share and learn from the others about the different experiences with their loved one and the aging process. This group is designed to be informational about disease and caregiving, remind us we are not alone, encourage us not to forget our own health, talk each other through difficult times and of course, share memories good times.

When: October 23, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Where: Autumns Promise

Risa Janowski,M.S., LPC, AACC, will be joining us with Samantha Eklund, Autumn’s Promise Activity and Wellness Director.

 

 

September Newsletter, Autumn’s Promise Assisted Living

September Newsletter, 2014

Our lovely Jar Aquariums!

August has flown right by! As someone reminded us on August 25th
There are only 4 months until Christmas!

Last month we enjoyed visiting, bingo, and cookies with the Summer Stretch group from Pilgrim Lutheran! In our September newsletter, we have a lot to share with you. All Residents have successfully tried new ‘socials’ such as orange creamsicles, cupcakes, Hawaiian parties, and s’mores! We have been feeding the birds with our own homemade bird feeders too.

We continue to make posters for others to see our views on a variety of topics. These posters are on display in the activity room. Our favorite creations last month were “no maintenance” Jar Aquariums that are placed throughout the building for viewing!

Autumn’s Promise is excited to be welcoming New Residents and additional Staff in the weeks to come! We continue to invite family and friends to join us for all of our activities, socials and games! Hope to see you sometime this month!

We wish you all a warm and happy end to the Summer!

Happy Autumn!


 

What’s New?!

Happy Birthday!

balloon_clip_art09/01- Virginia
09/02- Donna
09/03- Helen
09/04- Sam, Wellness Coordinator
09/12- Wendy, Facility Manager
09/16- Art
09/18- Nicole, Administrator

 

Happy Anniversary!

Dorothy & Roland – September 10th

Special Events-Mark Your Calendars!

September 9 @ 10am – Music with Roger Walburn

September 24 @ 6pm – Family Night

September 30 – Sign-Up Due To Nicole For Flu Vac Clinic

October 7 – Flu Vaccination Clinic

Looking Ahead:     October 15 @ 6pm – Family Night:  “Name That Musical with John”


Words of Wisdom

Best Travel and Vacation Recommendation

Advice From: Art, Ruth, Roland, Dorothy, Janice, & Pete

  • “Always pack snacks but stop at new restaurants on the way!”
  • “Take the “super highways” if you want to get there fast!”
  • “Always travel by car (unless you have to cross the oceans); it truly is the best way to travel!”
  • “If you don’t have to be somewhere in a certain time frame… take the scenic route!”
  • “The best vacation recommendation would be to go NORTH; go to WISCONSIN, take all the back roads, country roads, and see the different parts of nature.”

(For additional vacation advice…see the Vacation Poster on the Activity Room Wall)

July Jeopardy Winnings!

TEAM 1: 2000 points
Pete, Shirley, Janice, Donna, Roland, Dorothy, Lorraine S.
TEAM 2: 3200 points
Virginia, Millie, Evelyn, Rose Mary, Art, Ruth

September’s Layout

  • “Heart of the Matter”: There is always time to tell someone how much we love and appreciate them.
  • California Dreamin’ Social: We’ll explore California’s landmarks, discuss vacations to Cali, and enjoy California Raisins while we chat.
  • Good Neighbors: We will start building houses, with our own special touches, to begin a neighborhood for our “meet & greet” social in October.
  • Fleece Hats & Dog Toys: We will tie fleece hats and fleece dog tug toys to donate to the child’s advocacy and the humane society.
  • Wisconsin Outdoor Fun/Survival Success: Last month we discussed a mutual love for Wisconsin! Using wisconsinoutdoorfun.com, we will view pictures of our beloved state and discuss different strategies for survival in the great outdoors.
  • Salsa Social: For a fun addition to our socials, we are going to make our own salsa to enjoy with chips and beverages!
  • Autumn Social & Fall Book Making: We will enjoy hot apple cider while making an Autumn’s Promise “Book of Fall”.
  • Checker Tournament: In honor of National Checker’s Day, we will have our own Checkers Tournament.
  • Cookbook Club: We will plan a meal for lunch and supper for Autumns Promise and at our second meet we will begin our “Fall/Winter/Holiday Recipe Book”.
  • Healthy Aging: How well are we aging? We’ll find out and ways to improve

Reminders!

 

  • Picture Permission Slips
    With signed permission, pictures of Residents will be used for Facebook, newsletters, our webpage and in the facility. You may accept or decline any or all of the above by signing the photo release form. Please return the forms to our office at your earliest convenience.
  • FLU VACCINATION CLINIC
    Streus’ Pharmacy will be holding a flu vaccination clinic at Autumn’s Promise on October 7, 2014. Please notify Nicole, no later then September 30, 2014, you wishes to participate!
  • Facebook!
    Yes, we are on Facebook! Updates include Lola’s training, employee spotlight, interesting articles on seniors and senior related topics and of course, pictures of events and projects!
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  • Volunteers
    If you, or someone you know, are a part of a group or volunteer organization that would like to join us for bingo, intense cribbage, beautiful paintings, and more – please contact Sam, Ginger, or Nicole! We and our Residents would love to have you join us!

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Is the month of…
Classical Music – Square Dance – Self-Improvement – Healthy Aging – Wilderness – Prostate Cancer Awareness

National Celebrated Weeks in September

09/07-09/14: Assisted Living Week

09/21-09/27: Active Aging Week

JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 AT 6PM FOR FAMILY NIGHT!

WE WILL BE HAVING A GUEST SPEAKER ON THE TOPICS OF ADVANCE DIRECTIVES AND UNDER-UTILIZED HOSPICE BENEFITS!

WE WILL HAVE SNACKS AND BEVERAGES!