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We kicked off June with a summer luau with games, prizes, and mocktails. We wanted to set the tone for a summer of fun! June has been a month of learning, fun, and friendships. We have had many new residents and staff members join the Rosewood family, and we are working hard to make sure everyone feels appreciated and included. We are looking forward to the new, positive changes that can come with new people. We are excited to have Joe Chambers and his band back into the building, along with Ryan Stinson and other entertainers. There is something about music that makes our residents light up, and we are looking forward to many more concerts in the future. 

We also went on a few field trips. The ladies enjoyed a shopping spree to Hammrick’s for a special “bus load discount.” The ladies were all smiles as they proudly carried in their bags filled with new clothes. We also went on a special field trip to Grumpy’s Antiques to honor our Dads for Father’s Day. Some of our men are not big talkers, but boy were they excited to see and talk about classic cars.

Amy from Hearth Hospice helped us make Strawberry Shortcake, and helped throw a big birthday celebration for our residents with June Birthdays. We are so grateful to have Hearth as a part of our Rosewood extended family. 

We also started a walking club. It was nice to get outside to Stephenson Park and get some sunshine and exercise. A lot of the residents have lived in the area, and have very fond memories of the park. It was neat to hear them tell stories of bringing their kids there, holding hands on the benches, and more.

Our exercise program has also been a success! The number of participants has grown and we have graduated from 1lb. weights to 3 lb. weights. 

The kitchen has served some exceptional food and is trying a new dish or two each month. The residents are pleased and excited about trying new things. 

Overall, June was a great month. We are looking forward to seeing what new, positive things this month has to offer.