Boston Marathon and Our "Walk the Marathon" Activity
Today we made our goal of 26.2 miles. The residents all worked hard to make this goal happen. We are all very proud of all the walkers who participated.
We made it can you?
On Wednesday April 12th we held our egg decorating class. The residents of each floor participated in dying eggs for Easter. They had fun dipping the eggs into the dye and checking to see if they were ready. Some of the resident even made multiple color eggs by dipping only half in at a time. They will be on display on Easter Sunday for all to see!!
2017 Boston Marathon & Our “Walk the Marathon” Activity!!!
Elizabeth Seton Residence is honored to have Kevin Flynn of San Diego running the 121st Annual Boston Marathon in memory of his mother and to raise money for Elizabeth Seton Residence. Kevin’s mother spent her last days here at Elizabeth Seton last spring. Kevin and his family were impressed with the care and respect his mother received and he wanted to give back. Elizabeth Seton’s Activities Director Nicolette Lanceleve along with Administrator Lori Ferrante put their heads together to plan this activity to help support Kevin and raise awareness for health and fitness. The residents started off with a wellness program. This included daily exercise with the activities department and the rehab team, to build strength in their legs and arms, with the goal to “walk” the marathon. The residents of Elizabeth Seton will collectively walk 26.2 miles in support of Kevin. Each resident is an essential part of reaching the 26.2 mile goal. Whether they use a walker, cane or wheelchair each resident participates to their fullest abilities. The maintenance team helped by measuring out 10 foot intervals around each unit to help measure how many feet each resident walks. The 10 foot intervals are measured and marked by sneakers on the wall. One full lap around each unit is 315 feet. The residents are excited to be a part of this activity and many participate on their own and let the activities staff know how many times they walked around so it can get added to the total.
On January 17, 2017 Elizabeth Seton Residence had it’s first Creative Writing Program with Anna Higgins. The residents that attended this program really enjoyed the new engaging activity on the calendar. Although many were skeptical at first because they had never heard of this, they went out of their comfort zone and gave it a chance. Anna asked them to write about themselves so she could get to know them. The 7 residents who attended told their stories about where they have traveled, how many children they have, their hobbies and struggles. It was amazing to learn more about each resident. When the program was over they asked right away if Anna was coming back, because they truly enjoyed her being a part of this new activity.
Anna was here on April 4, 2017 and will be coming back May 9, 2017
Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox was today. We at Elizabeth Seton are big Red Sox fans so of course there was an opening day party. Along with Marillac Residence, the residents of Elizabeth Seton had popcorn, pretzels, pigs in a blanket, soda and peanuts; as we all watched the game on the big screen. It was a lot of fun to sing take me out to the ball game and then watch the game with all the Red Sox fans on the Mount St. Vincent campus. Being Patriots fans as well it was great to see the players present their trophies and to see Tom Brady throw out the first pitch. It was a little scary to see Tom chasing down and tackling Gronk. We don’t want the “goat” aka Tom Brady to get hurt….it was all in good fun though so we think he is safe to win us another Super Bowl.
We are very pleased to introduce an expanded team of medical care providers from Newton Wellesley Internists P.C. to care for your loved ones here at Elizabeth Seton Residence. For more information, click here.
Earlier this month, the Annual Celebration of Caring Dinner at The Elizabeth Seton Residence was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. The event was held at Mount Saint Vincent where guests mingled and enjoyed a cocktail reception while being entertained by the Winiker Jazz trio. This was followed by a festive dinner in the Mount Saint Vincent dining room. Guests enjoyed several speeches, including an especially moving one delivered by a resident family member who described the loving care received by his mother at the Elizabeth Seton Residence. All proceeds from the evening will support the Elizabeth Seton Residence as they continue their commitment to delivering quality, person-centered care in a home-like environment. For those who were not able to join us, take a moment to watch our reflective video. To watch the video, click here.