Before the dog days of summer arrive, enjoy the mild temperatures outside. Enjoy some iced tea on the patio, indulge in a good book, catch up with neighbors on an afternoon walk or get your hands dirty in the garden!
As we continue to grow, our dining seating is becoming more and more limited. Beginning soon, you will see new tables in our Private Dining Room. We will begin utilizing this space in order to increase the seating capacity of our dining room. Please remember to keep seating at tables at their limits – either 2, 4 or 6 – to eliminate overcrowding during meals. And, if possible, leave your walkers/power chairs/wheelchairs in the lobby while you’re dining to also reduce overcrowding.
Our new Director of Engagement, Jessica, is looking for ideas from you! Spring and Summer are great times to enjoy outdoor activities, and we want to cater to your interests. So, please stop by Jessica’s office to give her any and all ideas on what you, and your friends, would like to do in the coming weeks.
As a reminder – all visitors are required to check-in at the front desk and wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this regulation.
Families – we will host an online Family Chat on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 PM. A link to the meeting will be sent soon.
THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR
Spring will come to an end, and Summer will officially begin on June 21, the longest day of the year. June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and each year on the longest day of the year — also known as the summer solstice — the Alzheimer’s Association promotes The Longest Day events around the nation and across the globe. The Longest Day is all about love for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and raising funds and awareness to help end Alzheimer’s. Why June 21? The duration of the sunrise-to-sunset event on the longest day of the year symbolizes the challenging journey faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to turn their passions and hobbies into unique experiences they can share with others as they participate in The Longest Day to honor those living with the disease.
Summer’s best holiday is approaching fast – Fourth of July! We will celebrate with food, fun and games! Watch for our July activities calendar for updates on when the celebration will be.
Growing up, you may have heard that we celebrate Independence Day on July 4 because that’s the day the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, but that’s not technically true! Although the Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1776, it wasn’t signed by most people until a month later. Read HERE for more interesting Fourth of July facts and history.
As we prepare for America’s birthday, let’s remember what this day is truly about – celebration of nationhood and remembrance of those who fought and served for the peace of our nation. Looking forward to celebrating with you!
As always, please reach out with any questions, and I will continue to update you by email.
Executive Director, Anthology of Olathe