The residents of Blue Ridge had a wonderful Easter. They enjoyed seeing all the community children come to their Easter Egg Hunt. The residents love having the children come into their home to visit and to have fun. They enjoyed playing the bells for the event and many of the visitors talked about how well they played. Our residents take pride in playing the bells for their visitors. This year we had something different, we invited our guest to come inside to participate in an Easter parade down the hallways to the Gazebo where they were served refreshments. The residents made hats for the children to wear which was made from paper plates and paper bowls. They really did an excellent job on them and the children along with their parents loved them. Also this year, we had three Easter bunnies walking around having their pictures taken with the children. We estimated that we had around 300 people to attend the hunt. We look forward to next year’s hunt, and we might have to increase the amount of eggs we have to go along with the number of children we are having!
The residents enjoyed a meal at Golden Corral last week. This is one of our favorite places to eat. The residents put down their names on the list a month ahead for this trip. Many times we have a list carried over to the next trip because so many residents want to go to Golden Corral to eat. We will be going to Elizabeth’s Pizza this week and a ride around the county. Next month we are planning a visit to Mabry’s Mill. We have been looking forward to returning to the parkway for a good meal and being able to see beautiful scenery on our way up and back down the mountain.
We are working on honoring our volunteers on April 27th during National Volunteer Week. We can’t thank these people enough for all they do for our activities programs and our residents. They give so much of themselves to other and they don’t ask for anything in return. They are special people and my God bless each one of them for their giving hearts!
Dee Dee Via