Monthly Archives: January 2015

Students Donate Quilts to Lancaster Primrose

Charolette's quilts

Charolette Carpenter, left, watches as donated quilts are given away by New Lexington students

Lancaster, OH, Retirement Communities

A group of students from the New Lexington school put together these small quilts, which they also donated to Primrose residents during Happy Hour.

Charolette Carpenter (standing to the left of the picture) had cut all of the squares over the years. They were put in Charolette’s property auction.

The leader of the student group was the one who had bought the bags of squares. Then, assembling her group of students together, they made the small quilts.

The residents were so surprised — not to mention a bit tickled — to be able to pick one out on their own.

Charolette confided afterwards that she had felt overwhelmed that day — she hadn’t realized just how many squares she had cut over the years until seeing the quilts being handed out. Charolette also expressed hope that the residents would think of her whenever they used their quilts.

Postscript: Since then, a relative has found more squares in her house. They had just enough to make a couple of baby quilts.

by Bobbie Arnold
Life Enrichment Coordinator

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Cheyenne Primrose Dining Director Wins People's Choice Award

Wayne Tubbs

Wayne Tubbs, Chef and Director of Dining Services

Cheyenne, WY, Retirement Communities

We are very proud to announce that our Dining Services Director, Wayne Tubbs, won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Chocolate Indulgence Event!

Every year, chocolatiers and chefs around our area compete for the best-tasting and best-presented chocolate desserts. Wayne showcased a chocolate chip pancake cookie with a hint of coconut, hazelnut chocolate drizzle and topped with crushed almonds.

We went through nearly 460 cookies — people couldn’t get enough of them!

Great Job Wayne!

by Lisa McInelly
Life Enrichment Coordinator

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Mankato Primrose Resident Christmas Dinner

Primrose residents Pete and Arlyss Dirkx

Primrose residents Pete and Arlyss Dirkx enjoying the music at our Christmas dinner

Mankato, MN, Retirement Communities

Here at Primrose of Mankato, our residents mean a lot to us. We wanted to do something to show them how special they are to us as well as to celebrate Christmas. We decided to put on a beautiful Christmas dinner for them.

The evening began with our residents enjoying a variety of appetizers, sipping wine out of champagne flutes, and listening to live Christmas music. With over sixty Primrose residents served, our dining room had little wiggle room to say the least.

A beautiful dinner of stuffed pork chops, asparagus, and fresh bread was served after the music concluded. Finally came a beautifully chilled grasshopper dessert.

At the end of the evening, as residents filed out, smiles could be seen from ear-to-ear. It warmed our hearts to see how much everyone enjoyed the evening. For many, it brought back memories of nights out on the town. We are so happy we could share this experience with our residents.

by Emilie Hauser
Activity Assistant

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Mansfield Primrose Senior Highlight: James O'Donnell

Senior Living

Jim O’Donnell

Mansfield, OH, Retirement Communities

Like the attorney he is, James O’Donnell takes the Fifth Amendment when it comes to talking about his work in intelligence during the Korean War.

What he will say is that he served 19 months in Korea, working near Seoul in an office. O’Donnell was a private first class. He remembers the intense cold of Korean winters and miserable conditions of warfare. He was glad to come home and happy to turn down the Army’s request to re-enlist.

He had a budding law career in mind.

During his time in the Army, O’Donnell visited Guam as well as Wake and Midway Islands and enjoyed rest and recreation visits in Tokyo.

He was deferred from the draft while he attended law school, but once he had his degree, his friends and neighbors sent him his notice.

When he came home, he was expected to serve in the local Reserve unit in which he was deemed “an Asian expert.”

He laughs at that memory. Instead, he went to work with Shelby Attorney Anderson and Will, and eventually his name was added to the title.

O’Donnell served on the board of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building for 12 years.

He and his father were both grand knights in the Knights of Columbus.

He is a member of the Ohio and Richland County Bar associations and served for years at the Richland County Law Library. He is also a member of Am Vets Post 26.

by Angela Gardner
Life Enrichment Coordinator

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Glamour Shots At Primrose

Glamour shots

The “Glamour Shot” display outside LEC office

Kendall gets Dona ready

Kendall gets Dona ready

Della making Kathy glamorous

Della making Kathy glamorous

Heidi puts finishing touches on Pauline

Heidi puts finishing touches on Pauline

our Volunteer Photographer Tom

Tom, our Volunteer Photographer

Pueblo, CO, Retirement Communities

It was hard to tell who had more fun — the staff or residents — when we had our first Glamour Shot Day at Primrose of Pueblo.

Family member Tom Hildebrandt donated his time and talents to take many great photos for the Primrosers.

Beauty guru’s Della Skul, Heidi Brooks and Kendall Babler took care of hair and make-up and Life Enrichment Coordinator Barbara Della Rossa got to have fun accessorizing with hats, scarves and jewelry, not to mention serving champagne and chocolate truffles.

Not just for gals, as we had some of the guys bring their pets!

The photos were delivered at the perfect time for holiday gifts. The display of all the photos has been a much visited spot and gained many ooohs and aaaahs.

We will be doing this again very soon!

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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