Celebrate the month of September with us here at The Encore!
We are proud to announce that we have welcomed innovative recreational programming for our memory care residents from Tuesday – Friday. Please reach out to our Director of Recreation for more information today!
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on September events!
Back to School Program
In September, the Residents of the Encore will be pursuing their continued education. There will be lesson plans offered weekly. The program is the Back to School Program or BTS. Watch for the BTS on your new calendar. There will be various lesson plans from History, Science, and Literature to Art and Home Economics. The Residents have expressed their excitement about our new technology and brain stimulation programs.
Sunday, September 12, is Grandparents Day. It will be celebrated here at the Encore with our favorite trio, the Rhythm Chicks. Refreshments will be served. Residents will be encouraged to write poetry about their grandchildren. A Brag Board will be placed close to the lobby for all grandparents to show photos of their grandchildren. How did it all start…you ask? In 1969, a nine-year-old boy wrote a letter to President Nixon, asking for recognition for older people and his grandparents specifically. This was the first recorded mention of honoring grandparents on a National level. In 1970, Marion McQuade from West Virginia was the leading champion for the value of recognizing grandparents. She had lots of practice as a grandmother of 43 grandchildren, ten great grands, and one great great grand. She worked tirelessly to promote the idea of a National Holiday. In her efforts to continue to make grandchildren and grandparents the center of attention, she went to Washington D.C. with news coverage to try to bring the entire Nation on board. On September 10, 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation to proclaim the enduring values of the family and that we honor our Grandparents. The Congress, by joint resolution, authorized the first Sunday following Labor Day of each year as National Grandparents Day.
Erecting the Sukkot
On Monday, September 20, the Encore will be erecting their traditional sukkot. Residents will adorn the Sukkot with their own artwork, leaves, flowers, and fresh fruit and vegetables. They will join together to commune and pray they will tell stories of their families traditions. Our Rabbi will follow suit with his service out under the Sukkot for the Feast of Tabernacles. We will have an etrog and a lulav.
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.