Just a note from all of us at The Cedars, wishing you a Merry Christmas! We also want to thank those who enjoyed our Christmas Eve lunch. The dining staff proudly served 120 guests on Monday, Dec. 24th. Thank you for a wonderful 2012 and we look forward to the exciting times in 2013!
Please join us at the Cedars Café
Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet
11 am to 2 pm
Serving till 1pm
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“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas. . .perhaps. . .means a little bit more!”
From “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”—Dr. Seuss
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Big weekend ahead here at the Cedars. The Alternative Christmas is scheduled in our Wellness Center. The 8th Annual Alternative Christmas Gift Market on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in The Cedars Conference Center. This year’s market features 21 agencies representing local, national, and international charities who benefit people in need. New booths this year are the Haiti Medical Project, Brethren Disaster Ministries, Re-Use It Center, and the Salvation Army. The Cedars Guild will be sponsoring a booth with items from SERRV, which markets the crafts of low-income artisans from around the world. There is no admission charge; free refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
Merry Christmas to you! Looks like it might be a quiet day here at The Cedars. The coffee shop is staff with a Service Guild volunteer as always, but she doesn’t have many customers. Seems to be a good day for many to sleep in, or make preparations for family gatherings yet to come, or for New Year’s celebrations. And of course, there are certainly many leftover Christmas goodies yet to eat.
For those that have recovered, or will by tomrrow, this week holds many activities yet to enjoy. Tomorrow mornign is our monthly recycling day for the community to bring in their newspaper, plastic, metal cans, etc. in the Wellness Center parking lot. China painting and Quilting groups are both meeting this week, several exercise groups will be held, and the regular Friday coffees. Social connections tend to suffer as people move through the aging process, and we do everything we can here to keep that from happening at The Cedars. To that end, thanks again to all those who have made donations toward our new van, as that will make a big difference in trasporting people to these activities. Have a great New Year!!
I can’t believe today is the last day before Christmas Eve! This year has certainly flown by. I’ve made a lot of new friends, and have tremendously appreciated the financial support from our donors that has so significantly affected the quality of life that we’re able to offer here. Meeting budget is one thing. It means we can pay our staff, keep the utilities running, and buy the food and other day-to-day essentials that we need. But your financial gifts provide for fuel-efficient vehicles to take our residents to doctor’s appointments, activities to keep residents mentally and physically alert and social, and training that keeps our employees at the peak of their care-giving potential.
Every gift received is a true blessing for those 300 people who make their home here at The Cedars, and especially on this holiday season, we want to thank you for your generousity. From all of us at The Cedars, may God bless you and your family this Christmas and throughout the new year.
The first official day of winter is certainly feelings like it today! But tonight’s Christmas music program is sure to warm things up. Organized by one of our residents who is an accomplished pianist, it will feature the musical talents of many in our community. Carol singing, harmonica playing, piano solos, and more. Not to mention a wide variety of refreshments for those in attendance!
I’ve also heard great things about last night’s Christmas lights tour through Salina and here in town. Just one of the many ways we try to help ensure active and enjoyable retirement years for the older adults in McPherson! If you haven’t stopped in to see what all we have to offer, feel free to do so any time.
Well, I believe the women are finishing up with their china painting class. I have to confess that when I first started here, I didn’t know what that meant. I honestly thought they had like a giant map of China and were doing paint-by-number or something. But they invited me to a few of their classes, and they really turn out some stunning pieces. Plates, lamps, bowls, etc. One of them has even been featured in the newspaper for her talents, and so donated a few pieces to our Gala this past October.
At 1pm, we’ll take one of our shuttles to Wal-mart and transport whomever wants to go for some Christmas shopping. They should get back in time to enjoy a Christmas gathering that’s happening in the banquet center from 2 to 6. I’ll told there will be cookies, lots of socializing and fellowship, and a wassail bowl. Not sure what that is, but I guess we’ll find out!