Monthly Archives: November 2010

Veterans' Day Soup and Pie Supper

Veterans Day at Primrose

Veterans attend Primrose Soup and Pie Supper

Council Bluffs Primrose
On the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year we honor our nation’s veterans, the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country. To Primrose, it is a day that we celebrate our veterans.

The day started off with a free breakfast for all veterans, offered by the local Hy-Vee. Later, Primrose held its third annual soup and pie supper in honor of Veterans Day. About 300 people were served. Music entertainment was provided by local saxophonist, Tim Jarvosky, as he played an array of patriotic tunes. He also played “Taps” which made for a teary-eyed crowd. Flossie Shanks wrapped up the evening by reading her patriotic poem, Leading the Way, and presenting a certificate of service to each of our 22 veterans.

“Leading the Way”
by
Flossie Shanks

Dear Soldier boys, for you we pray
We give you thanks for leading the way
For our hope in the future
That someday we may
Have peace and freedom
And live again as we might,
Loving and care,
In our dear Lord’s sight.
Unity and change,
Is what it all will take
To reconcile all factors
For honors sake
The losses we’ve suffered,
Heartaches, how sad,
Faith and reality
Is all that we’ve had
We all desire
And the impact must come
God Bless you dear soldiers
And where you come from
Thanks again is all we can say
Thank you dear soldiers for leading the way.

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Bismarck Primrose Honors its Veterans

Veterans Day

Captain Jeff Hoffer, United States Army, speaks to group

Veterans Day

Veterans’ wives honored

The Bismarck Primrose spent the afternoon on Tuesday honoring its veterans and the spouses of veterans. A special program was held for all of the residents to attend.

Captain Jeff Hoffer, of the United States Army, came in to speak to the Primrose Veterans. He talked about the significance of Veteran’s Day and gave special recognition to the veterans attending. Captain Hoffer also discussed the present situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his daily duties as a full-time serviceman. He brought an assortment of gear which he wore during his three tours in Iraq.

After the presentation, Captain Hoffer visited with residents and answered questions. Wine, punch, coffee, and cheese were served.

The Veteran’s Day festivities continued on Thursday. A local music group came to perform their annual “Parade of American Music,” which was patriotic and upbeat. Treats and refreshments were served.

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The Evolution of the Silver Tones

The Silver Tones

The Silver Tones!

Zanesville Primrose
The Silver Tones have sang and performed at Zanesville Primrose several times. The residents really enjoy the variety of music they sing. We look forward to their next visit with us.

The beginning
In 1995, a group of men and women, retirees from the Dresden, Ohio area who shared a common interest in music, formed a singing group under the direction of Doris Fowler and Suzanne Jenkins. They chose the name “The Silver Threads.” The original intent was to provide entertainment and fellowship for residents of local rest homes and care centers.

Through the following years many of its original members moved or had to leave the group for various reasons, so the dynamics changed with the coming and going of the various members. Eventually the musical group found itself with only a few singers. At that time, Lucille Morosco, the Queen Mother of the group, and Ron Hogue one of the earlier members began recruiting…and in 2008, the Silver TONES were born!

This group is comprised of 13 talented singers and a most extraordinary pianist, Bernadine Gutridge. They have found themselves expanding their audiences from nursing homes and senior centers, to organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis, the Genesis Volunteers and the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Once a year, they perform an hour and a half show for Mike Ward at the Central Presbyterian Church, benefiting The Fellowship of Christ’s Community, which feeds the needy on Sundays. They have also performed for Christmas Shows, a Fourth of July Patriotic Show and for various area churches. Although their performances have been primarily in the Zanesville/Dresden area, last year they did a show in Westerville, Ohio and have been invited to do a show in Worthington.

Throughout the years, no matter what changes have occurred with The Silver Tones, the goal has remained constant; to be of service to our fellow man, to entertain our audience, to bring pleasure and comfort to those less fortunate, and above all, to glorify God!

To find out more about visiting musical groups at Primrose, contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

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Fall Season Memorable for Primrose

Costume

Residents celebrate with costumes

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving

Council Bluffs Primrose
The leaves have turned and many have fallen
but Autumn should never be forgotten.
For we still have the month of Thanksgiving
We reside at Primrose where, ‘This is Living!’

Happy Fall ‘Yall!
It’s hard to believe that we are preparing for the upcoming holiday season — another football, apple and Halloween season has come and gone, and now we look forward to Thanksgiving, presents, Christmas Trees & lights! But first we must look back at our fabulous Halloween party.

Our menu included Pumpkin Juice, Mummy Wraps, Vampire Chips with Zombie Dip and a Halloween Cake. We had pumpkin carving, trivia, and worked on a superstition crossword puzzle as a group. It was a WICKED good time!

Also, the tenants have been hard at work preparing for the Dodge House Christmas Tree! Primrose was chosen to decorate one of the many trees at the Historical General Dodge House in Council Bluffs. This year’s theme is Quilting.

Our tree is all hand-made ornaments in a variety of colors with just the exception of the glass beads. Every tenant has had the opportunity to help make and decorate these ornaments. We will also be decorating the fireplace mantle because the Primrose tree is in the Library on the main floor, just as you walk into the Dodge House.

The Dodge House is the historical home of General Grenville Dodge who was one of the top influential people to promote the railroads. The home is a beautiful Victorian mansion which is nestled atop a bluff in the middle of the city. So, take a trip to Council Bluffs and stop by the Dodge House to see the ‘Tree of Many Talents’ handmade by the tenants of Primrose!

To find out more about Primrose, contact your nearest Primrose Senior Living Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

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