The end of the year is here! And what a year it has been. But before we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, we still have a lot in store for our community. And let’s not forget all the fun we had in November!

We can’t even talk about November without mentioning Thanksgiving. We are all so thankful for everyone here at Arbor Springs. And we had such an amazing Thanksgiving meal together to toast and celebrate everything that makes our community special. To get even more into the season, we’ve already begun to decorate our Christmas trees. We love decorating and especially love when our Life Enrichment team takes the time to turn that decorating into an engaging, fun, and beneficial activity.

But we didn’t only put up ornaments this year. Our outstanding community members put in some fantastic work on their first Community Development Project! They’ve been hard at work making Christmas ornaments, currently for sale for $1 each, in the front lobby. Let Jennifer know which one(s) you’d like to buy. This project is run by a committee of residents who will decide how best to donate, save, and develop other projects in the future. So exciting!

Happy Birthday to Our Residents!

Virginia – Dec. 4th, 97 yrs Charlie – Dec. 26th, 86 yrs
Carolyn – Dec. 4th, 91 yrs Michele – Dec. 30th, 75 yrs
Mary – Dec. 18th, 81 yrs

Staff Birthdays!

Comfort – Dec. 2nd  John – Dec. 17th
Anne – Dec. 8th Yoobo – Dec. 19th
Ericka – Dec. 9th Princess – Dec. 25th
Marvalyn – Dec. 10th Carol – Dec. 28th
Jennifer K. – Dec. 16th

Work Anniversaries!!

Onekenki – Dec. 21st – 2 yrs Rejoice – Dec. 8th – 5 yrs

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.”

— “Miracle on 34th Street”

Adopt A New Friend

We foster cats through the Hope Animal Rescue.

Please visit the Hope Animal Rescue website for more info.

What’s Going On With Us

What’s something interesting about you?

I like to joke, and I like when others joke around as well.

Helen, CNA

I have a 10-year-old daughter. She loves to make crafts, and I like to help her.

Kenia, Dietary Aide

I have 49 first cousins… Just on my Dad’s side. He had 9 sisters and 6 brothers.

Renae, CNA and Restorative Aide (left)

I like to sing and DANCE!

Pannoh, CNA (right)

I love to cook! One of my favorites to prepare is Cassava Leaf and Ribs.

Philipa, CNA (left)

Melva, resident (center) loves to dance and has been a very successful artist!

I also love to cook. My favorite thing to make is Corn Bread – served with butter of course!

- Princess, CNA (right)

*we would love to have your recipes! ☺

What We’re Doing

Make sure you make a list and check it twice…a list of all the activities you will do this month! December is always a busy month, so be sure to stay tuned in and come out for all the wonderful events and celebrations we have planned.

Resident Engagement Highlights:

  • Writing Christmas Letters
  • Christmas Movie in Aspen
  • Christmas Wrapping in the Café
  • Gingerbread House Making in Neighborhoods
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt
  • Christmas Light Drive
  • Christmas Happy Hour in the Café
  • Christmas Service in the Café
  • Neighborhood Christmas
  • Reindeer Games in Neighborhoods

Montessori Inspired Lifestyle© Pledge

I will work to create a place where I would want to live.
I will remember that I am a guest in the home of my residents.
I will treat everyone I meet with respect, dignity, and equality.
I will remember that I must earn the trust of my residents and that they must learn to trust me.
I will apply the Montessori principles in everything that I do.
I will treat everyone I meet the way I wish to be treated.

What We’ve Been Up To!