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Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on October events!
World Smile Day – October 6th
Harvey Bell, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts, created the smiley face in 1963. The image became known as the symbol of goodwill and good cheer on the planet. Out of concern that his symbol was over-commercialized, he declared the first Friday in October each year to be World Smile Day. On October 6th, we will start our day by honoring those around us in the Kindness Project to celebrate World Smile Day. The Kindness Project will begin at 10:30 am in our main dining area. All are welcome to come; just don’t forget to SMILE. That afternoon to continue the smiles, we will host our monthly Birthday Party celebration with scrumptious treats and drinks for all who wish to attend. No registration is required!
Destination Vacation – Hong Kong
On October 30th, we will travel to Hong Kong for our Destination Vacation program! Did you know forty percent of the territory comprises country parks and nature reserves? Don’t worry if your apartment building is without a fourth floor. Here are two numerical facts to keep in mind! Omitting the number four is common in Hong Kong because “four” sounds like the word “death” in Chinese, so it’s considered unlucky. If that doesn’t sound like much of a “fun fact,” then the flip side is that eight is a very lucky number (it represents wealth). To start off our Destination Vacation, we will have an informational, fun handout program to learn about the culture, food, and wonderful facts of Hong Kong. At 1:30 pm, we will dive into the culture with traditional foods and drinks from Hong Kong. All are welcome to join, with no registration required.
October 31st- Samhain Festival…Christian Celtic celebration.
Halloween dates back to more than 2,000 years ago. It all started as a pre-Christian Celtic festival called Samhain, which means “summer’s end.” Today, the tradition has morphed into children getting dressed up and asking for candy. On October 31st, starting at 10:30 am, we will host a trick-or-treat event for all who wish to attend! That afternoon at 1:30 pm, we will have a spooky bingo hour! All are welcome to join, with no registration required! Come dressed in your Halloween Costume!
As we practice proper social distancing protocols in our community, we are proud to feature modified programming to continue providing vibrancy for our residents and employees. All events are subject to change. Please feel free to follow us on our Facebook page for continued updates as well as reaching out to us via Messenger.