Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I had a GREAT time at Grandmas!

Grand and Great, Ewan is both of those things to Mom and I! Our visit to Great Grandma Risley was a treat for all of us. Jamestown is Mom's home now and they make it feel like Grandma's house in many ways. While we were there, Ewan looked at her Christmas cards, rode around on her lap and even had some lemonade and a little snack. I wish he had been here last week when Santa made a special stop at Jamestown's Christmas Party. As much like any family gathering I had ever attended, there were dozens of families who were joining with loved ones. The staff prepared a feast for us...cakes, cookies, candies...sandwiches, appetizers and even a chocolate fountain! We were entertained with Christmas carols and HuLa Dancing...the many children that were there to visit Grandmas and Grandpas were THRILLED when SANTA made his surprise visit with lots of presents for the residents. Nursing homes are changing for the better. So many now make a concentrated effort to provide a home atmosphere with quality health care. If you haven't visited a dear Aunt or Great Grandma yet, there's still time to wish her a Merry Christmas with a special visit. Make the time to go, it will brighten your day and theirs!

3 comments:

  1. That is so sweet that you went to see Great Gramma...I think everyone should be designated a person that lives in a nursing home. Whether they are related or not.. Those people get so lonely.. I think that will be my goal this next year.. Go to my nearest nursing home and pick someone out to be part of their lives...
    Thanks~ everyone needs to be reminded how important old people are that have to live in nursing homes.
    Have a great day~! ta ta for now from Iowa

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  2. Joycee, you are so right about visits to the nursing homes. I can still remember the look on my mother's face when I brought her her favorites...butterscotch candies!...:)JP

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  3. What a pretty lady! I am sure you have been told you look a great deal alike.

    I have a sister in a nursing home that I take goodies to and visit. I don't believe her home is quite as lovely as your Moms, but she is so lucky to be in a place and be cared for 24/7. She needed that for a long time before the doctor finally insisted.

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