Each week we will present a run down of highlights of what will be going on at Churchill Estates Retirement Community in the coming week. It was a very warm weekend, and yesterday’s overcast skies were a blessing. The rest of the week looks rather menacing as temperatures again rise towards 100 degrees at weeks end.
The hot weather didn’t keep the crowds away from Heyward Field for the USA Track and Field Championships, thirty-eight thousand plus showed up to see some of the best athletes in the world run for a place on the World Championships team in Beijing, which takes place in August. Among those making the team were a few Ducks. Jasmine Todd ran a personal best to finish third in the 100 meter on Friday, and came back Saturday to place 4th in the long jump and she will compete in that as well in Beijing. Jenna Prandini couldn’t overcome a slow start in the 100 meters on Friday and finished 6th in the race, she made up for it on Sunday by running a blistering 22.20 in the 200 meters, and set a new school record in winning the 200 meters. Prandini ran away with the race come down the home stretch using her speed to give her an easy victory and stamp her ticket to the World Championships.
Today we start the last few days of June; it has flown by for us here at Churchill Estates. This week we start off by going shopping at St. Vincent De Pauls this afternoon. In my perspective, “junkin” as my grandmother calls it, is an art form. Carefully combing through all the items just to find the treasure hidden there. Our residents have a blast and so does our staff that accompany them. This afternoon we will head out to Applebees to have a dinner. This “dinner out” excursion is a great way to kick start the week for our residents.
Wednesday we go on our weekly grocery shopping trip, this week we are heading out to Safeway & Rite Aid. Thursday we will have visits from some therapy dogs in all our lobbies, it brings a shine to our resident’s eyes to see the dogs coming to visit. We end the week with our Friday music hour, which starts with our friend Stan playing his accordion in the Residential Care lobby and is followed by Annie O’Shea singing in our Assisted Living.
Saturday of course is the 4th of July, one of our employees roasting a traditional Hawaiian pig for lunch. Tasty food has been a staple of celebrating our countries Independence and our residents are excited about the meal on Saturday.
All in all it’s a great week to be at Churchill Estates Retirement Community, come join the fun!
For a full list of activities and events please visit our calendar.