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. Happy Labor Day from all of us at Churchill Estates, so far it has been a beautiful weekend here in Eugene, Oregon, we hope you are having a splendid holiday weekend!
It was a week that felt like fall was on its way here in Eugene, Oregon, but that is about to reverse itself this week as we are looking at warmer temperatures this weekend. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the nineties Friday and Saturday, before cooling down slightly into the eighties on Sunday.
Football returned to Eugene this past weekend as the Ducks hosted Eastern Washington to Autzen. It was Duck fans first look at a Vernon Adams led offense, and the offense did little to disappoint, Adams threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 94 more yards. Royce Freeman appeared to be in midseason form leading the Ducks with 180 yards on 21 carries and scoring three touchdowns, Kani Benoit, Tony Brooks-James and Taj Griffin added 83, 63 and 60 yards respectively to the 485 yards the Ducks gained on the ground. The defense of the Ducks failed to impress, the Ducks were not able to get a pass rush on either quarterback from Eastern Washington. The Eagles used the lack of pressure to torch the young Oregon secondary, Jordan West threw for 293 yards and 3 touchdowns before leaving with cramps, his replacement Reilly Hennessey threw for 145 yards and two touchdowns. “All-Galaxy” receiver Cooper Kupp seemed to toy with the Ducks young cornerbacks recording an Autzen record 15 receptions for 246 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Ducks emerged victorious 61-42, but many feel a little uneasy going into this weekend’s game in East Lansing versus the Michigan State Spartans. Coach Pellum looks to have the Ducks fired up for the game on Saturday night which will air on local ABC affiliate KVAL (channel 9) at 5:00 PM. We will be watching this game intensely here in Eugene!
It may be Labor Day, but we are still busy here at Churchill Estates, today we kick back at 1:15 PM to watch Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce who was one of the greatest crusaders for the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. Come watch a great film and have some popcorn as well. Later at 1:30 PM we are loading up the bus and going to the Dollar Store to do a little shopping and hopefully find some good deals.
Wednesday is our weekly grocery-shopping trip, this week we will be going to Fred Meyer. Look for our busy dropping our residents off to get some fruit and snacks for the coming week. On Thursday our Director of Marketing John Frederick returns as the entertainment for our monthly birthday party. Back by popular demand John will be singing the classic from Elvis to Sinatra and all between. Come join us for a good time and have some cake as well. Friday we will have a great time in our music hour. First at 2:30 PM Glenn will be playing his harp in the Residential Care lobby, then at 3:00 PM our good friend Stan will be playing his accordion in the Assisted Living. Also at 3:00 PM we will be having reader’s theatre in the Multi-Purpose room.
Don't forget that The Walk to End Alzheimer's is quickly approaching. The date will be October 11th at 2:00 PM at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. Please join us and many others in the community to raise awareness for this terrible disease. Also please join us to Paint the Town Purple next Friday the 18th between 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM in Downtown Eugene.
All in all it’s a great week to be at Churchill Estates Retirement Community, come join the fun, and Go Ducks!
For a full list of activities and events please visit our calendar.