Celebrate the month of September with us here at The Encore!
Events are subject to change. Please contact our Therapeutic Recreation Department for more information on our monthly events!
On Labor Day, September 4th, at 2:30 pm, The Encore will celebrate the innovative American Labor force. There is no registration required the event is open to Residents, staff, and families. There will be light refreshments served along with live entertainment by Emillio. As time marches on, Americans have almost forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day. It is a holiday rooted in the late nineteenth century when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize workers’ many contributions to America’s strength and well-being. It was declared a National Holiday in 1894, the roots of Labor Day grew out of violent clashes between labor and police during the Haymarket Riots in 1884 when thousands of workers in Chicago took to the streets to demand an eight-hour workday and safe working conditions.
The Federal Holiday was designed to recognize those who fought to have limited working hours, better pay, safe environments, and representation. Today we do celebrate with beach days, family and friends BBQs, and the overall significance of the end of summer. Join us as we make a tribute to this special day recognizing American Labor. Quick fact about wearing white after Labor Day –The fashion rule started in the 19th century New York City didn’t have paved roads like it does now, and it was like other major cities extremely dusty. Because of the dust, and if you were a laborer and were from a blue-collar family, any white clothes worn would get extremely dirty. There was a sort of elitist aspect to wearing white. If you could wear white, it often indicated that you had the means, didn’t do manual labor and could afford a vacation. If you could wear white, it often was an indication that you had the means and that you didn’t do manual labor and you could afford a vacation.
National Grandparents Day
On Sunday, September 10th, at 2:30 pm, The Encore will have some fun trying to match children with their grandparents for National Grandparents Day. We will indulge in a scavenger hunt with other exciting games and end the day with an old fashion ragtime musical performance by Cherly Q. There will be a three pc band with piano, banjo, and trombone to pound out all the old-time favorites of ragtime, Song sheets will be provided to help us sing along with the words. Light snacks will be provided there is no registration this event is open to Residents, staff, and our families.
Wednesday, September 20th, The Encore will celebrate all things chocolate. There will be chocolate word games, chocolate bingo, and Chocolate fun facts. The events go throughout the day, we will provide sugar-free chocolates for those who need them. There are varying schools of thought about when chocolate was introduced to the United States, but it was recorded in 1641 and is thought to be the first American chocolate house opened in Boston in 1682. By late 1770, cacao beans were a major import into American colonies and enjoyed by every class. It is said that the Olmecs in southern Mexico over 4,000 years ago used the cacao beans or the pulp from the cacao pods in their ceremonial drinks, they then passed on this knowledge to the Mayans, who revered chocolate and consumed it on a daily basis. In the Aztec culture, cacao beans were considered more valuable than gold, believing that the gods gave them the cacao. The Aztecs used cacao beans as currency, too, using it to buy food and other goods. We all know that it’s good and Hershey’s has the market.
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.