April 30th, 2018
The past few weeks have been full of animals, music, and fun!
Chelsie and Sam from Silverwood Nature Center gave residents a presentation about water. We learned that nearly 97% of the world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. Water regulates the Earth’s temperature. Our favorite fact is that 75% of the human brain or a living tree is made of water.
After some education, residents used stamps and other tools to create their birdbaths made of a clay. We look forward to getting them back next month after they are fired in the kiln.
Residents painted CD suncatchers. We never thought something recycled could look so pretty. Can’t wait to hang them in the windows to have the sun shine on them and display their beauty.
Andy stopped by for a evening of music and treats. We were going to have a bonfire and roast s’mores, but Mother Nature won. We still enjoyed plenty of wonderful tunes and dancing with friends.
Amy came to visit for our second session of improv. We talked about emotions, and residents were able to express them to one another. Some residents even participated in an “animal sounds” band. It was such a fun time and so delightful to see the smiles and to hear the laughter.
Trudi and Frank joined us for an afternoon of music welcoming Spring! Finally, the snow is going away, the birds are chirping, and the trees are budding. Always great to sing-a-long with such a dear friend.
Como Zoo & Conservatory
It was such a beautiful day to get out to the Conservatory at the Como Zoo. It was wonderful to take in all that nature brings to the world, and it’s truly amazing how much work they have put in over the years to make it so fascinating for us to visit. There’s always see something new! We even went to see the primates, where we saw orangutans, spider monkeys, and gorillas. It was a terrific afternoon with terrific friends!!!