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Enjoying Autumn

Residents visited Redbud Nursery.

By Megan Brillhart, Marketing & Admissions Coordinator

As I walk the halls at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village I am seeing more and more the smiles and giving of thanks! These residents are always so joyous! I feel beyond blessed and have a purpose being here.

Residents enjoyed tooling around in Frieda Hierholzer’s RZR ATV.

We celebrated our residents with Assisted Living Week by kicking back and doing some relaxing events which stemmed from a trip to our local nursery called Redbud. Here, residents were able to enjoy the abundance a fall colors surrounded by fall plants and flowers with my favorite, the giant mum! I did not get out of there without buying one in the Wanda Bronze! Several residents left with some beautiful flowers that I have been lucky enough to see all around campus.

Left to right: Earline Foster, Georgi Simonsen & Ruth Bahr with their fall centerpieces

This must have sparked the fall creativity because new centerpieces were made for the dining room. Sparkling golds, crimsons, oranges, and browns! This group did a fabulous job making our dining room warm and comforting with the fall foliage bouquets.

We had a full week with dinners on the patio with a loaded nacho bar and grilled hot dogs. The Patio is quite the place to be here at Presbyterian Village. Eating dinner with a great group of people overlooking the pond is about as relaxing as you can get!

Picnic lunch in the shelter house at Gunn Park

RZR Rides with Frieda are always fan favorite! This day is definitely for those thrill-seeking residents who want the wind in their hair! Frieda in accounting brings in her RZR ATV and takes residents for scenic rides. It’s quite the ride on that nice fall day!

To finish up the week the residents had picnic in the park at Gunn Park. Most of our residents are familiar with this landmark but were surprised to see some new updates. Stephen Toal, a local artist, donated his time and is covering up some of the past negative graffiti.

A mural of Angel Wings was painted at shelter house No. 1, where residents had a good time posing as angels and getting their picture taken, eating lunch, feeding the fish and joining in great conversation.

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