Primrose Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

By | October 18, 2010
team colors

April and Mel wearing their team colors — Go Vikings!


The “Guys Table” at the Hawaiian Luau

artwork on display

Pearl showing some
of her artwork at the talent show

artwork on display

Jeanne and Martha sharing stories about their rummage sale items

Bismarck Primrose
The Primrose of Bismarck takes time each year to celebrate National Assisted Living Week. The week was filled with fun activities and special events, and each day of the week featured a special theme.

Starting with Monday, the residents showed their Primrose Pride by wearing cranberry and cream colored clothing. Primrose T-shirts, cranberry scarves, and all shades of maroon lined the hallways. Later in the day, they enjoyed their regularly scheduled bingo game, but with many unique prizes.

On Tuesday, everyone wore their favorite team or school colors, which got their competitive juices flowing during an afternoon game of Primrose Family Feud. The assisted living residents made up the teams and the independent residents were the “survey of 100 random people”. The game was fun and ice cream sundaes were served. At the end of the game everyone won a $100,000 (the candy bar, that is).

On Wednesday, everyone dressed up in Hawaiian to kick off the day. Before the evening meal, they had a Hawaiian Luau in the coffee room. The room was decorated with flowers, grass skirts, tropical grab bags, and luau music was playing in the background. Some yard games were set up, and once everyone arrived tropical trail mix, fruit punch and pina coladas — all garnished with pineapples and drink umbrellas — were served. Residents and their guests visited and enjoyed the treats. A polka-themed supper followed the Luau. Marv Zander, a favorite accordion player, entertained while everyone dined on traditional German foods.

Thursday marked the day for the formal 4th Annual Talent Show, where everyone wore a tie or scarf. Talents ranged from quilting, painting, crocheting, and rug making. At the end of the show Harry Berg, a former auctioneer, auctioned off an assortment of items to the group.

Everyone finished the week on Friday by wearing their pajamas to breakfast. Later in the day, they enjoyed a Gospel Tunes Concert, donuts, and coffee.

To find out more about celebrating every week at Primrose, 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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