St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at Mankato Primrose

By | April 7, 2014
Residents with 'Pots of Gold'

Our residents enjoyed using gold coins (chocolate) to fill the “pots at the end of the rainbow” they made

Tree of Luck

Our residents described how they are lucky on shamrock “leaves” to decorate our Primrose Tree of Luck

Mankato, MN, Retirement Communities

March is well-known for several different holidays including Mardi Gras, the first official day of spring, and St. Patrick’s Day Here at Primrose of Mankato, we took several different opportunities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

We held a St. Patrick’s Day-themed craft and made pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Our residents painted clay pots with black paint, filled them with chocolate gold coins, added a pipe cleaner rainbow, and finally some cotton ball clouds to complete their projects. The finished product serves as a seasonal decoration for outside their apartment doors. We had a great time making them!

Later in the week, at our St. Patrick’s Day party, after enjoying some Lucky Charms marshmallow treats, everyone was given two green paper shamrocks. We asked our residents to write a few things they feel lucky for or lucky to have on each shamrock. A few residents wrote:

“I’ll be 90 in December and I’m still kicking, but not as tall!”

“I’m lucky to have had a wonderful husband for 68 years.”

“I’m lucky to live at Primrose!”

These shamrocks serve as leaves on our “Primrose Tree of Luck” displayed on our Life Enrichment bulletin board. It’s a great way to remind us and visitors of how lucky we are! It was great listening to residents and employees sharing the ways in which they feel “lucky.”

by Emilie Hauser
Activity Assistant

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