Mothers Celebration Enjoys Laughter Workshop

By | May 13, 2010
Seniors celebrating Mother's Day with a laughter workshop

Mrs. Giggles entertains

Seniors celebrating Mother's Day with laughter

Laughter workshop enlightens

Seniors celebrating Mother's Day with a pedicure

A celebration of singing and laughter

On Friday, May 7th, Primrose Retirement Community of Bismarck, ND held its annual “Celebration of Mothers”. This special event is where we celebrate the women who live at Primrose and honor them for their dedication to others. Our Primrose residents invited their daughters, granddaughters, and close friends to share in the festivities and to enjoy a day in their honor.

To accommodate the large number of guests, the main dining room and front common area were filled with tables and chairs. Each table was festively set with brightly colored arrangements and place settings featuring spring-colored rose petals and balloons to accent the arrangements. The event kicked off with a wine, cheese, and fruit social hour where the residents and guests were able to enjoy some time with their friends and family and meet new people as well.

After everyone settled into their places, “Mrs. Giggles” began the entertainment. “Mrs. Giggles” is a local Bismarck entertainer and educator that specializes in Laughing Workshops, Laughing Classes, and Laughter Therapy. For the Celebration of Mothers, she presented a special Mother’s Day Laughter Workshop, which had the group laughing and clapping along. In recognition of the honored guests of the day, she brought tiaras for the mothers to wear. The goal of the Laughter Workshop was to bring out the kid in everyone by playing with finger puppets, tickling with feathers, and singing songs together. The residents truly enjoyed the experience and many of the residents and guests placed the feathers in their hair. “Mrs. Giggles” talked about the importance of having a positive attitude and a love of oneself. As a way to bring this to everybody’s attention, “Mrs. Giggles” gave each person an envelope and a blank piece of paper to write themselves a letter about all the things they love.

Our Primrose residents and their guests thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of laughing and singing with their loved ones. After “Mrs. Giggles” workshop was over, door prizes were given away.

In closing, the residents and guests were thanked by Administrator Melanie Soupir. Melanie also recognized the Director of Nursing, Laura Osse in conjunction with the beginning of National Nurse Appreciation Week.  Soupir stated, “Laura works tirelessly on behalf of our Residents and we are truly blessed to have such a caring, compassionate, dedicated nurse looking out for the well-being of our Residents.” Laura was then presented with a bouquet of flowers.

The afternoon wrapped up with more wine, cheese, fruit, conversation, and of course,w more laughs.

To find out more about fun and laughter at Primrose, contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today. 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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