Marion Primrose and visiting friends from Kindred Rehab & Nursing Center enjoy listening to Akkording to Accordians during Good Neighbor Day Event
Marion Primrose has launched a Good Neighbor Day project. Brenda Donegan, LEC, contacted the Activities Directors at the area’s nursing home and rehab centers, inviting their residents to Primrose for lunch and entertainment. The response has been very good.
The first visit was December 10 with seven residents, a volunteer, and Karen Lashley, Activities Coordinator at Kindred Rehab and Nursing Center, spending several hours at Primrose. Our bus picked them up and drove them to our community.
Our guests quickly interspersed with our residents for lunch in the dining room. It was a first time visit to Primrose for all of our guests, and we heard many oohs and aahs about how beautiful our community is.
One of their favorite spots was the large Christmas tree just inside the front door which has ornaments with pictures of all our residents.
Following lunch, the weekly chapel service was held with Chaplain Dave Lippert in the fireside lounge. Our residents enjoy the intimacy of the lounge and our Kindred guests also enjoyed it.
The big hit of the day for our guests was to hear Akkording to Accordians (Ken and Mary) – also a favorite of Primrose Marion. Ken and Mary have played all over the world including in Bavaria and in Germany for Germanfests. They also spend the month of February in Florida providing entertainment as well as participating in an annual symposium at the University of Tennessee and many festivals on weekends throughout the summer.
As the Kindred residents loaded onto the bus to return home and I bid them goodbye, one of them asked how soon they could return. Current plans are to have to them back in a few months for a movie with popcorn in the theater and an ice cream treat before they go home.
by Brenda Donegan
Life Enrichment Coordinator
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