We have met new people who have had diverse backgrounds and have found them to be new friends which we can share our experiences with.
June 15, 2020
The power of personal music and songs can be overwhelming for any individual. But for those affected by memory challenges and dementia, music can hold the key for communication, pleasure and easing frustrations and anxiety. It can also increase arousal, which can encourage participation in daily activities, therapy and eating.
The time has finally come for the Verna Belle’s Café renovation! After careful planning and many, many meetings, the team is ready to give Verna Belle’s a great new look featuring updated appliances, paint, furniture and even more space for our café-goers to enjoy their meals and socialize.
Things have been a little rushed in the evenings at the Duggan household last week and this week. Murphy had swimming lessons at 7 p.m. which means getting home, changed and eating dinner happens at double speed! Edward and I alternated who attended lessons with her in an effort to keep Eilish home, cool and on her bedtime schedule. (All the books say babies thrive on routine—as many adults do, too!) I can sum up the sessions I attended in three words: Proud Mommy Moment.
Beautiful shade. Flat, paved walkway. Friends and family. BBQ, beer and fresh fruit. These are just a few of the wonderful things individuals of all ages and abilities may enjoy as they participate in the ninth annual Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease presented by UMB at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at Tuttle Creek State Park!
I enjoy cooking, but lately I have really started to appreciate make-ahead freezer meals (prep them for the week, defrost the one you need and go!) and crockpot dinners.
The crockpot has been a long-time favorite of mine, especially in the fall when the leaves start to change and I put a pot of chili on to cook and simmer, blending together all those wonderful flavors and spices.
Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days. Thursday, Friday, happy days.
Home to fictional TV characters Richie Cunningham and Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Milwaukee, Wis., promises to offer Happy Days to 36 Meadowlark Travelers. The mystery trippers arrived in Wisconsin's largest city on Tuesday after a night in Davenport Iowa.
When I married into the Duggan family, I learned about all-day coffee. Up until that point I believed coffee was strictly a morning drink. My dad was the coffee drinker in our house and I never saw him with a cup of coffee outside of the early morning hours. Of course, he could have been at work guzzling the caffeinated wonder bean by the pot, but I would never know that.
Summer is in full swing and all around the Meadowlark campus residents, staff and families are soaking up every minute of the season, including parties with friends, fishing and spending time in the great outdoors
At the invitation of Max and Sue Bayer, the Tuttle Creek neighborhood group gathered for a driveway party the evening of Sunday, July 9. Ice cream parfaits and cookies were served. The group enjoyed the cooling of the day and the slight breeze as they chatted non stop! It was hard to leave for home by the light of the beautiful full moon.
I suspect few people know that the various species of sumac plants have to their credit an especially long list of medicinal uses by Europeans in ages past, by American Indians, by our pioneers, and by early American physicians. Even the name “sumac” is thought to be of Arabian origin. We usually notice our sumac species—the smooth, or dwarf, sumac—only in late summer or early fall after its leaves and fruit have turned to that beautiful red. Unfortunately, I have space to mention only a smattering of the many ways the sumacs have been used medicinally throughout human history.
On the way home from the Meadowlark fireworks display and Fourth of July celebration, Murphy Rose repeatedly asked the same question over and over. I answered it over and over. Finally, at what seemed like the tenth time, I asked her the questions back. She rattled off the answers quickly and correctly.
“See, you know the answers,” I stated with a smile. Whew, that’s over, I thought relaxing into the seat.
“Mom….” and the same question was asked again. I was at the end of my rope.
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