Things always quiet down after the Holiday season, but we still stayed busy during the month of January anyway.
We try to get to a different restaurant, or interesting place every Tuesday, but one resident just loves Kentucky Fried Chicken, so we started out the year visiting her favorite place. Sometimes cheap and cheerful is best. We also had outings to another resident’s favorite Mexican stop, Mangos, and a new place for many suggested by our Bus Driver/Resident Assistant, Christine, Cajun Café. It was a pretty big hit!
We had usual Friday shopping outings to the Moorhead Center Mall, and dollar store, but did decide to check out the new Runnings store off Highway 10, as well.
Jerry Jacobson with “Junkyard Journey” gave another great performance, and new favorite, Steve Worner debuted his solo act at River Pointe, which he calls, “Memories.” Paul Fladland also came to River Pointe for an evening performance. He will be back with his wife, Kara, on Saturday, March 24th at 3:00 PM, if you would like to join us for a weekend performance.
A really big highlight of our month was the Cookies for Crisis Workers event, honoring and thanking area first responders for all they do in our community. Several emergency responders stopped by for hot cocoa and a bag filled with goodies, created by our Food Services Department. Residents also made a donation to the Dorothy Day Food Pantry in January. It was a month of gratitude.
We have a few changes to the calendar for the new year.
Our Bible Study group has officially moved to Monday afternoons, and volunteer/neighbor Donna is our new bingo caller on Tuesday afternoons. When the weather is warmer, she hosts a Thursday morning walking group around the neighborhood. We also started a new program with area home-school children, currently called “Between Generations.” More on that here.
We would also like to thank our friendly, neighborhood Hornbacher’s Azool for the donation of poinsettias to our residents at the beginning of the month. They were so appreciated, and really helped to warm the chill of winter.
Up and coming is our Health Care Directive Seminar, featured in the Fargo Forum:
And Cat’s Cradle with Chelsie. Please give Anna, Community Life Coordinator, a call if you have any questions about these events. (218-287-6900)
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