Saturday, April 8, 2017
Today SMUG ventured to The Hillsboro Funeral Home as a new location for us to practise on Saturday mornings. After 9 years at the Masonic Lodge it was great to arrive in a heated building, all on one floor and with ample parking. We have been so fortunate to have had the basement of the lodge all these years, but parking in the winter has become tough when the streets don't get plowed, and the stairs are getting harder for some of us to navigate as we get older and less agile for such tasks.
Dennis was instrumental in discussing with the manager, Vince Murnaghan, on a recent occasion that led to the possibility and after this morning I'm sure everyone is very pleased to be taking advantage of the wonderful facility. Mr. Murnaghan tells us there seldom is a funeral on a Saturday morning, but if there is, he will let us know in plenty of time and it could be an opportunity to try something different(like Razzy's or someone's front yard).
We're looking forward to next week when we will give the coffee and cookies a try again.I also noted that we practised better there also.Good fun. Thanks to Vince Murnaghan for allowing us to give it a try and to Dennis for his bringing forth this opportunity.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
What a great day SMUG had at Beach Grove today with our new Spring 2017 Program. Turned out to be a real "keeper" and the many, many residents gave their approval in many warm and meaningful gestures, the best being their singing along. I'm proud of you all for your valiant effort and strong singing. We may very well do it again.Thanks to Marilyn for her kind introduction and to the staff for bringing the residents out to enjoy the program. They ARE A VERY HAPPY AND UPBEAT GROUP guided by some marvelous and devoted helpers at the home.
Friday, March 17, 2017
|Leah on her Birthday|
Now didn't we have a time yesterday. A repeat from a year ago of Audrey's St. Patrick's program. Only sorry to see no one up dancing yesterday, as I know last year we had some "cuttin' a rug". Many of the residents came out for the celebration, the largest crowd we have ever seen at The Mount, and so many faces we recognized. As always, there are never enough photos taken to add to the interest on this blog. The residents sang and clapped for a whole hour and then reported they were hoping we would return again. Always nice to hear. We even had owner Paul Jenkins drop by to thank us. Thanks to activity director Charmaine for laying out the chairs and lots of water which was appreciated by all.All you Irish enjoy the day today.