Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lima Primrose Joins Irish Parade

Parade 1

Primrose residents ride in Parade van

Parade 2

Primrose van in Irish Parade

Kathy Walker in parade

Kathy Walker throws candy at Parade

Lima, OH, Senior Living

The Primrose Bus was full for the Irish Parade in Lima Ohio on Saturday, March 10. We have participated in this parade for five years. The residents enjoyed joining the huge parade route and waving as celebrities. A lot of family members and staff joined us with candy and toys for the sideline children. A wonderful addition were Ben and Charlie, our Lima resident dogs and they were a big hit with the families on the parade route.

by Larrain Benroth
Lima Primrose Life Enrichment Coordinator

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Primrose Residents Visit Lake House

Richard Gleason, Jay Sain, Lillian Neiswander, and Marketer Pam Fried

Richard Gleason, Jay Sain, Lillian Neiswander, and Marketer Pam Fried

Pauline Orchard feeding the ducks

Pauline Orchard feeding the ducks

Barb and Vince Megaro enjoying a day at the lake

Barb and Vince Megaro enjoying a day at the lake

Lima Senior Living

What an amazing time we had as we headed to the lake house of one of our lovely residents. The bus was full of excitement as we travelled there and we reminisced of days gone by and what being at the lake as a kid was like. Upon arrival, Larrain and Pam set up a special lunch table and set up chairs around the lake. We fed the various birds who were begging and we so enjoyed sitting in the sun and waving at the boaters going by. Some of us stuck our feet in the water and remembered being of an age that we would have jumped in without hesitation. We ate and ate and ate and took mini naps and could not have enjoyed ourselves more. What a day at the lake-house!

by Larrain Benroth
Lima Primrose Life Enrichment Coordinator

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Pat Enjoys Primrose Staff

Micky

Primrose residents Mickey Jackson (l), and Pat Cheney

Lima, Ohio, Senior Living

[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the 15th installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]

Living at Primrose, there are too many wondrous things to write about our Primrose Home. I don’t know where to start.

First among the many subjects I could write about is our staff!! They really are like family to us; friendly, kind, helpful, considerate, etc.

We feel very fortunate to have such a beautiful building to live in and doubly fortunate to have a marketing director who keeps Primrose beautiful all year long. On the Holidays – you’d think you were in New York City at the Plaza!! Every Season is different!

Our Activities director is outstanding! I don’t know how anyone could possibly out do her planning our days-morning- noon and night. She not only plans all the concerts plays, dinners, traveling, trips, prizes, Church & civic events, shopping, games, ice cream socials, with lots of entertainment. When she isn’t doing that she is conducting classes in writing ”How To Write Your Memories” making beaded bracelets, and key chains, painting, etc, and working with the city Flower Club, who come and teach us so many different and exciting things you can do with flowers, bulbs, violets , arrangements, etc.

We even made beautiful artificial arrangements for our own doors out in the hallway for the different seasons. A lot of us did not know we have so much talent.

People are happy here and it’s because this staff is happy. They laugh and dance and pat us on the back, compliment us and listen to us.

When serving us our meals they bend over backwards to please us and if someone doesn’t like what they are having to eat, our server will very graciously go get them something else.

We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful and talented chef. I pray he never leaves us. He must have been raised in Ohio, because he knows what we like in the way of food! And how it is prepared. Excellent!

Everything is clean appealing to the eye-tasty, hot or cold, however it is supposed to be( which is very well done with the amount of people that need to be satisfied 3 meals a day).

I would go on and brag about our best maintenance guy in town, best yard care and outside ambiance when you approach this place it is top notch! High class. And that, kind reader, is called happiness! Come see Us!!!

By Pat Cheney
Lima Primrose

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Myers' Worldwide Travels Lead to Primrose

Mary Ellen and husband Dick Myers

Primrose residents Mary Ellen and husband Dick Myers

Senior Living Findlay, Ohio

[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the 14th installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]

My husband and I met at the Union Terminal in Cleveland, Oh in December 1943. We were married in April 1944 and had 63 ¾ years. After we both retired, we started traveling with the Retired Teachers Association of Findlay. Dick was a “photographic Bug” and after every trip they had a show and tell show. We covered seeing the United States with them.

We started spending time in Florida and purchased a home and lived there 23 years before returning to Findlay. Over those 23 years we covered a lot of land with the help of the tour director. We actually visited 26 countries plus islands in the Caribbean, Pacific and Mediterranean Seas. We had 3 trips thru the Panama Canal and took a trip on the Rhine River in Europe.

We wanted to see as much of the world as possible. There were four places we didn’t see, Norway, Sweden, China and Japan. We had reservations for China but had to cancel because of the killing in one Square in China.

The trip to the Holy Land was so inspirational. We had 18 or 20 university students on the trip. They were very nice young people. They were tired of some of the food and asked if there was a McDonalds and the tour director said yes. We were headed to see more places and were stopped on the highway, had to turn around. The bus driver said he knew the roads well and we got where we wanted to go.

Switzerland is a beautiful country. When in school I loved to read about Switzerland and to be able to see it brought me back to my school days. The tour guide gave us so much information. Plus they had the tastiest chocolate pudding I have ever eaten.

In Brazil we toured the opera house in the Manous and it was fabulous. We took a trip down the river and stopped at a village and really saw animals, birds, and people. When we left Manous we stopped at Devil Island where France sent their worst criminals to die. It was such an experience to see the conditions, etc.

While in Australia, we took a trip hoping to see koala bears in their habitat. We stopped as one bear was trying to get from one tree to another. I got out of the bus and talked to him. He finally got to the other tree. We then went to a beach to watch the penguins come in out of the ocean. We sat on the beach and all of a sudden you could see hundreds of penguins come on shore and walk past the people so they could get to their home on land. What a sight!

While in Mexico City, we took trips around different areas. The tour guide had the bus stop sometimes and he got bananas and finger food for everyone on the bus. Never had that happen before. He said after our tour, he’d go to Las Vegas and hope to have good luck. His wife made a small gift for all the people.

On our tour all across Canada, we had dinner in Western Canada. Dick and I finished early and went to take a walk. All of a sudden a young girl came up beside me. She started asking all kinds of questions, plus telling us about her family. I asked what she thought she would do after she graduated; she was a sophomore at the time. She said she wasn’t sure but it would be something involving helping people. We started back to the bus and Dick and I stopped because there was traffic. She said “come on, they will stop for you” and they did. She walked us back to the bus and said good-bye and “I love to help old people”. We had several moments that just made the trips worthwhile. The only thing Dick and I had a problem buying our souvenirs as he collected belt buckles and I collected charms.

When back in Ohio, Primrose had this facility and we took a tour. Then in a couple of days we came back with a list of questions and we made our decision basically because of our age and our daughter and grandson were in Findlay. The facility is very nice and we have met some wonderful people here.

by Mary Ellen Myers
Findlay Primrose

To find out more about apartment homes at Primrose, travel to 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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