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Kairos Alive! Dance Class #4

You never know what surprises Kairos Alive! has in store for its residency at Jones-Harrison.  This week, besides doing a bit of waltzing, polka-ing and a bunny hop, we snuck in a Syttende Mai celebration, and danced around our very own May Pole.

How could we celebrating Syttende Mai during dance class?  Why, dance around a May Pole of course!

How could we celebrating Syttende Mai during dance class? Why, dance around a May Pole of course!

The men were getting into the music!

The men were getting into the music!

So Many Fun May Activities at Jones-Harrison

The residents of Jones-Harrison’s Assisted Living and Long Term Care have stayed very busy the first half of May.  First up was a trip to the James J. Hill House in St. Paul.  They got to enjoy a wedding, of which there were many at the house, and is a sensory-based tour for those with memory loss.  Next up was a trip to the Minnesota Twins game.  Despite the blankets, it was a beautiful Spring Day, and while the sun finally shone on our residents, our mighty Twins went down to defeat that day.  Finally, it was time to celebrate Mother’s Day.  Many Jones-Harrison family members purchased flowers and chocolates during our Mother’s Day Fundraiser, making it sweet for their loved ones and a sweet gift to the place they call home.  And then it was time for cucumber sandwiches and scones for our Mother’s Day Tea.  Can’t wait for the rest of May to see what fun we can have with each other!  Enjoy the pictures!

A great day at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul.

A great day at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul.

A bit cool to start at Target Field, the sun warmed us up even if it didn't warm the Twins up that day.  We'll get 'em next time.

A bit cool to start at Target Field, the sun warmed us up even if it didn’t warm the Twins up that day. We’ll get ’em next time.

Thanks to all the families who supported our Mother's Day Fundraiser.  We loved our day and the lovely Mother's Day Tea we celebrated with all the special ladies of Jones-Harrison.

Thanks to all the families who supported our Mother’s Day Fundraiser. We loved our day and the lovely Mother’s Day Tea we celebrated with all the special ladies of Jones-Harrison.

KairosAlive! Dance & Movement Class with our friends from Breck School

We were thrilled to have our Senior Class students from the Breck School make their farewell appearance with us by participating in our KairosAlive! dance and movement class.  We had fun rolling, strolling, doing our exotic scarf dances and generally just enjoying each other’s company!  Enjoy our photos and videos from this special day!

We gathered together to do a bit of chair dancing!

We gathered together to do a bit of chair dancing!

Thanks to all the wonderful students and staff from the Breck School for dancing with us on their last visit of the year.

Thanks to all the wonderful students and staff from the Breck School for dancing with us on their last visit of the year.

Operation Shoebox Launches at Jones-Harrison

On May 20th, 2017, Jones-Harrison long-term care residents will celebrate National Armed Forces day by partnering with  “Operation Shoebox” to create care packages to send to our military personnel overseas.  To make this project a success, we are asking family and staff for donations of items that we can included in our care packages.  Suggested items include: instant coffee, personal hygiene items, prepaid phone cards, stationary, jerky, and more; however, any donations including food (dry goods, snacks), toiletries, entertainment (music, games, books), etc. will be accepted.  A comprehensive list of suggested donations is attached and can be found at the Jones-Harrison reception desk.  Donations can be brought to Jones-Harrison through noon on May 20th.  Thank you in advance for helping our troops and helping Jones-Harrison residence play a part in this important effort.

Any questions can be directed to Savannah in the Therapeutic Recreation Department at 612-225-1119 or sbrogden@jones-harrison.org

Jones-Harrison is proud to support those serving abroad.

Jones-Harrison is proud to support those serving abroad.

 

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Many thanks to the men and women who give of their time and talents at Jones-Harrison.  Without volunteers, many of the activities we are able to offer would not be possible.  We hope you will be an inspiration to others.

Jones-Harrison President Lowell Berggren stops by to say thank you!

Jones-Harrison President Lowell Berggren stops by to say thank you!

Thank you to Jones-Harrison resident Ike for sharing a poem on this very special occasion.

Thank you to Jones-Harrison resident Ike,  seen here busy checking his notes, for sharing a poem on this very special occasion.

The Fun Continues to Grow with KairosAlive! Dance Residency

Class number 2 with our friends from KairosAlive! was just as much fun as class number 1, and saw our numbers grow as word spreads about all the great singing and dancing that goes on.  Can’t wait until our next session when the Breck School students join in on the fun!

There are so many ways to enjoy a dance with our friends from KairosAlive!

There are so many ways to enjoy a dance with our friends from KairosAlive!

WE got the beat!

WE got the beat!

The Easter Bunny Called, and We Answered!

Time was running out so the Easter Bunny put in an emergency call to the residents at Jones-Harrison who got right down to business and colored some wonderful and whimsical eggs for Mr. Bunny to deliver to the children on Sunday.  Our best wishes from our family to yours for a blessed Easter and Passover.

Everyone had a favor color to dip their egg in...coincidentally matching the bright color shirts we have on!

Everyone had a favor color to dip their egg in…coincidentally matching the bright color shirts we have on!