Monthly Archives: October 2014

Volunteerism at Mansfield Primrose

Senior Living

Volunteering has many benefits

Mansfield, OH, Retirement Communities

Residents gathered again this year to help children in need. Residents stuffed a little under 100 book bags filled with back to school items last year, and this year they stuffed hygiene bags filled with shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, to name a few.

They also un-bagged campus wear and cut off price tags. This was done for the Richland County children auxiliary “The New Store” which provides clothing and back to school items to underprivileged children.

Senior volunteers say they experience significant health and emotional benefits from volunteering. Most (more than 90 percent) feel that seniors who volunteer are healthier and happier than those who do not volunteer. It gives them a sense of purpose, keeps them active both physically as well as mentally and emotionally stable. They are able to overcome feelings of isolation and depression. They enjoy the socialization aspect of the volunteering as well as the need to still feel involved.

by Angela Gardner
Life Enrichment Coordinator

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please 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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Pueblo Primrose Senior University Tours Garden of the Gods Park

Pueblo, CO, Retirement Communities

Garden of the Gods Rocks

Garden of the Gods Rocks

Garden of the Gods Park with Pikes Peak Mountain

Garden of the Gods Park with Pikes Peak Mountain

PSU Geology Class Photo

PSU Geology Class Photo

Balanced rock

Balanced rock

The Primrose Senior University (PSU) Geological Wonders class enjoyed a long-awaited outing to Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, September 3rd. The weather was perfect and we had this unique, historical, city park almost to ourselves. The group started at the Visitors Center with an outstanding film titled “Just Where Did Those Rocks Come From” and enjoyed the long-range vistas from the viewing deck before hopping back on the bus to be delighted by a knowledgeable and personable guide who seemed to know everything about this sacred place. Our driver Heidi drove expertly over many scenic roadways and within inches of the famous “balancing rock”. What fun learning can be with this group!

The group dined al fresco in the lovely outdoor courtyard adorned with trees, fountains and Southwestern art. Many brought back treats and artwork from the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. The gift shop is rated one of the top in the region. This dedicated group of senior learners will graduate from this four month course in November and then will begin “Masterpieces of the Ancient World” or “Brain Fitness”. This is Learning at Primrose of Pueblo!

by Barbara Della Rossa
Life Enrichment Coordinator

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please 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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Festive Wreaths Add Warmth to Fall Activities at Mankato Primrose

Barb and Janet helping each other with their festive wreaths

Barb and Janet helping each other with their festive wreaths

Mankato, MN, Retirement Communities

We are coming up with many different ways to celebrate the beautiful autumn colors found in the Midwest during this time of year.

This last month at Primrose of Mankato we had a wonderful volunteer, Jane, come in after she planned and organized a fall-themed craft in which our residents could participate.

Our residents very much enjoyed personalizing and choosing festive decorations to make up their fall-festive wreaths.

Jane brought beautiful leaves, berries, acorns, and ribbon for everyone to use to fill in their foam wreath. While walking around the halls of primrose, you can see these wreaths adorning many doors and brightening the halls of Primrose!

The residents had a great time creating and comparing wreaths. This great pair worked as a team and helped each other out quite a bit!

by Emilie Hauser
Activity Assistant

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please 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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Wausau Primrose 5th Anniversary Barn Dance

Primrose Team Members

A group picture of some Wausau Primrose Team Members!

Resident Marge Engel with Executive Director Zoey Vecellio

Resident Marge Engel with Executive Director Zoey Vecellio

Resident Philip Ritger enjoying the festivities with his family

Resident Philip Ritger enjoying the festivities with his family

Wausau, WI, Retirement Communities

On Saturday, September 20th, we celebrated our 5th Anniversary at our Annual Barn Dance! Our celebration was held from 12:00-2:00pm in our garage with a turnout of 300 people including our Primrose residents their friends and family members!

We had live music which was performed by The Silhouettes which created a lot of toe tapping, dancing and fun for all ages.

Our Primrose residents and Dietary Staff Members prepared all the food which included BBQ chicken, potato chips, homemade pasta salad, and variety of veggies with dip, fresh fruit. We also had an 8 foot Dessert Table which contained pumpkin bars, mint brownies, cupcakes, and mini cheesecakes and much much more!

Each year we set up our huge spinning wheel where you must donate a $1.00 to spin and in return depending on which number you land on you get to choose some type of Primrose Merchandise! We pick a different organization or foundation that we send all of our proceeds too, this year we chose The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which we raised $78 and then one of our employees donated $22 so we were able to send a check in the amount of $100 to the Foundation.

Our Annual Barn dances are always a huge success we look forward to planning this event every year! We can’t wait for next year! Fun was had by all at!

Melina Rodriguez
Life Enrichment Coordinator

To find out more about the retirement living experience at Primrose, please 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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Resident Spotlight: Marilyn Stephens at Zanesville Primrose

• Marilyn Stephens is featured in our Resident Spotlight
• Marilyn’s daughter, Cindy Clark is our Zanesville Primrose Sales Director; she also has a son, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
• She was born and raised in Zanesville
• Marilyn graduated from the Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing and was a nurse for 30+ years
• She has met a lot of residents since moving to Primrose
• Marilyn loves to play nickel bingo, likes to read and she plays cards with some friends every Monday
• She loves living at Primrose and says “it’s a joy to get up each morning and see what will take place each day.” She has no worries about anything!

Ronnie Stringer Named Executive Director of Shawnee Primrose Retirement Community

SHAWNEE, OK – Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee is pleased to announce Ronnie Stringer as its new Executive Director. Stringer began his duties on September 29th, and he will oversee all daily operations of Primrose of Shawnee, as well as manage and lead all staff.

Stringer studied at Oklahoma State University and brings 28 years of operations experience in senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities with him to Primrose.

“I came to Primrose to work for an innovative company, one that is on the forefront of the senior living industry. They have the desire and knowledge to create communities for our seniors that will enrich their lives on a daily basis,” Stringer said. “I am excited for the opportunity to help make a difference in our residents’ lives,” he added.

“Ronnie will be a great asset to the team.” Said Primrose Regional Operations Manager Hervey Lawrence. “We’re confident that under his direction Primrose of Shawnee will continue in our mission of providing the best living experience and highest quality of life for our residents.”

The Primrose of Shawnee Community, located at 1905 North Bryan Avenue, consists of four townhome villas, 36 independent living apartment homes and 40 assisted-living apartment homes.

Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC, headquartered in Aberdeen, South Dakota, provides high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in personalized services and resident-focused care. From the opening of the first Primrose community in 1991 in Aberdeen, Primrose has grown to include 30 locations in 15 states, with three currently under construction.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Primrose Retirement Community of Shawnee
Ronnie Stringer, Executive Director
405.273.0925
rstringer@primroseretirement.com

About Primrose Retirement Communities
With 30 locations in 15 states and three currently under construction, Primrose Retirement Communities, LLC is a provider of independent and assisted living communities. Founded in 1989, Primrose Retirement Communities’ mission is to create a healthy, happy living environment for seniors. For more information about Primrose Retirement Communities, visit www.primroseretirement.com.