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Volunteering with Sylvan Park

Elite Care Sylvan Park Campus

Merwin & Lacamas Houses

June was the month for us to celebrate and honor our Father’s by paying tribute to all they’ve done for us. During our special “Donuts for Dads” social we all shared fond memories of our lives with our Dads.

Here at Sylvan Park we had a fun filled 4th of July Celebration! We had an all American BBQ with Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, BBQ chicken, potato salad, fresh fruit, baked beans and both blueberry and strawberry lemonade! Some of the fun activities included a raffle and cake walk. The children played “Dress for the 4th relay”, red, white, and blue balloon walk, and red, white, and blue egg relay! Thanks to all who took the time to come join in on the festivities!

This month’s outings were to the Esther Short Park, Tea and Hand Bell Concert, Clark County Historical Museum, Sheridan’s Frozen Custard, and a scenic drive up and down Marine Drive! We also took a trip to Stringfield Family Park for the 1st. Annual Multi-Generational Park Clean Up! We were proud to be able to partner with SOLVE! Sylvan Park had over 30 participants consisting of Residents, Team Members, Families, and children. It was a wonderful way to give back to the community and to see all generations work together.

Some of this month’s activities included: Celebrity guess who, Flag Day Fun Facts, Firework Art, and Red, White, and, Blue Wreaths. We decorated sun hats to use during our summer walks on campus. We also had Jini come play the harp for the Residents for the first time!

Sylvan Park lobby

Welcome to Elite Care at Sylvan Park

Elite Care Sylvan Park Campus

Yale & Mayfield Houses

Sylvan Park is happy to welcome Amy Knoetzel and James Winther as our two new Activities Coordinators! Amy has 5 ½ years of experience working with the elderly population and has recently graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Gerontology, with a certificate in Human Services Case Work and Administration. James has over 11 years of experience working with the elderly population in a variety of settings. They’re both very passionate about serving seniors and are excited to be joining Rosa and the rest of the Elite Care Team.

This month we had some fun outings, a common favorite was going to the Portland Aquarium! It was a lot of fun seeing how many types of fish there really are; we even got the opportunity to touch a few of them, and boy did that make us laugh! Another highlight for us was seeing the musical group, Va-Va Voom! They had funny skits, wild costumes, and many songs. It was a wonderful performance and we all agreed that it was a blast!

In preparation for Elder Abuse Awareness Month (June), we’ve been doing purple themed crafts to show our support of this important cause. We decorated our lobby purple, made a wall of purple handprints, designed purple shirts, and even made purple jewelry! In June, we’ll continue to show our support by attending the “Turn the Town Purple” dance in support of Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

Merwin & Lacamas Houses

The month of May was filled with new excitement and faces! We celebrated our Mothers and Grandmothers during our Mother’s Day Tea. Each Mother and Grandmother received a beautiful long stemmed rose handed out by Lici and Maria’s adorable little children. We all recognize how influential these women have been in our lives as well as all of yours and feel blessed to have them a part of our family here. The Tea was brought to an end by sharing stories of our mothers with one another as we listened to Mother’s Day poems shared by Rosa and Amy.

Sylvan Park Celebrates Earth Day

Yale & Mayfield Houses

Yale and Mayfield houses had a great month. We had outings to Black Light Miniature Golf, Lunch at Red Lobster, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Scenic Drive to Frenchman’s Bar and Baskin Robbins.

Sylvan Park had two Meet-and-greets for families of Residents to come meet Lici Paquette, our new Community Manager. Our Chefs made some scrumptious goodies that all of the Residents loved and raved about for the next couple days.

On April 21st, we celebrated Earth Day with a party in the Greenhouse and by planting two fruit trees in front of the greenhouse (Asian Pear and Gala Apple).

We had a new entertainer, Monte, who played the piano wonderfully and Residents really liked him.

Our first Laughter Club was a hoot, because everybody was in a circle with funny looking hats on and the instructor would give Residents directions on how to release their laughter. He let everyone know that this exercise would get their blood flowing, along with waking them up to start their day off right. He also said that even if someone didn’t feel like laughing, they would eventually start to laugh because laughter is contagious. You know what they say, “Laughter is the best medicine,” and we sure got a huge dose of it that day. Residents were very happy. It was a sight to see and made everyone sooo happy.

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