Upcoming Events

Celebrate the month of March with us here at The Encore!

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Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on our monthly events!

 

National Oreo Cookie Day
On Tuesday, March 3rd, The Encore will celebrate the beloved Oreo cookie. An Oreo sandwich cookie comprises two chocolate disks containing a sweet cream filling. Today, Nabisco owns the brand name Oreo. Fun facts about Oreo cookies, according to one source • Hydroxy was the original maker of Oreos. • Double stuff only has 1.86 times more stuff. • Oreo cereal existed from 1998 to 2007. • Pigs hate Mint Oreos. • Oreos are completely different in China, consisting of tube-shaped treats with four layers. • Oreos have gone by many different names, including “Oreo Biscuits,” “Oreo Sandwich,” “Oreo Crème Sandwich,” and “Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie.” • Oreos are the world’s bestselling cookie, with more than 450 billion sold. How to celebrate: Enjoy an Oreo cookie or two on National Oreo Cookie Day. Tell the world how you eat an Oreo, whether you dunk it in milk or eat the filling first. Other ways to celebrate include bringing some Oreos to work. When was the Oreo cookie created? It is unclear who first created the Oreo-style cookie, which might have been Hydrox. However, in 1912, Nabisco trademarked the “Oreo Biscuit” at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Nabisco now makes many assorted flavors. There are also several generic brands of Oreo-style cookies. This program is for the Residents, families, and staff of the Encore; no reservations are required of course, and refreshments will be served. The Encore will be giving out free Oreos and playing some creative games around the cookie.

Puppy Contest
On Friday, March 22nd, the Residents of the Encore will have a name for these four puppies contest; as many of our Residents have a deep love for puppies and dogs, they have decided they would like to donate to the k9 Assisted therapy program by hand stitching squeaker toys to be donated to their organization. The Residents are excited about this event and hope to donate many doggy toys and have a wonderful time with the “name the four puppies contest.” This program is available to Residents and Families of the Encore, and no reservations are required.

Purim
On Friday, March 24th, at 3:30 pm, The Encore will celebrate Purim with our Jewish friends from our local areas, and our Rabbi will bring the noise makers and treats with his friends in costumes to have fun and present mini-plays. We will be reviewing the story of Queen Esther. At its core, the Purim story is one of good versus evil. In ancient Persia, the king’s advisor, Haman, plots to exterminate the Jewish community. But the Jewish Queen Esther stands in his way and risks her life to expose His plans to the king. In Esther’s footsteps, we have a responsibility to stand up to injustice in our world today—to fight for women’s rights and human rights, speak truth to power, and stand with persecuted communities around the globe. This program of merriment is for Residents, their families, and Encore Staff. There are no reservations required, and refreshments will be served.

 


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 reach out to us via Messenger.