Amazing Animals in Art

For the final Amazing Animals in Art life-long learning series, we had the extra special treat of having reproductions of the piece that is at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts courtesy of resident Mary Alice.  The two sculptures were from the Edo people of Nigeria, Africa.  The original lost wax bronze sculpture at the MIA is called Leopard Water Pitcher. It is from the Benin Kingdom and used by their King, the Oba in the 18th Century.

Celebrating Holi

The focus of today’s Carnatic music session was recognizing the holiday of Holi which is celebrated throughout India.  Holi celebrates good over evil and the beginning of Spring with festivals full of color.  We celebrated with listening to wonderful music and stopping to have tea with our music teacher Nirmala Rajesekar and tabla player Marcus Wise.  Nirmala also shared that her album, Maithree, is nominated as one of the top 5 Best Album in the Twin Cities for 2019.  We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Nirmala!

Activities Potpourri

A few photos to wrap up some of the fun things we did during March.  A nice group gathered in the library for “Hot Topics”; a Shamrockin’ Happy Hour in long term care and traveling wine and cheese in memory care; and assisted living residents made a trip to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory to check out the Spring flowers.

Happy March Birthdays!

Having fun with the residents of Jones-Harrison as we celebrate all of our March birthdays.  Many thanks to Dan Newton for providing the music, and for the kitchen for providing the “Irish” green cake.

A Visit from the Minneapolis K9 Unit

Jones-Harrison Residence was thrilled to host an interesting Q & A with Officer Wilson and his partner Blaze of the Minneapolis K9 Unit while our friends from Breck High School were visiting.  Blaze has been trained to sniff out drugs and is very serious about his work. However, Officer Wilson shared that Blaze is a real “pussycat” at home and loves to put his paws up when he gets home. By the way, we didn’t get our regular K9 crew as they were busy that day on security measures for Michelle Obama’s appearance in St. Paul.