Jazz Concert in Front of Atrium Village

We had the distinct pleasure of enjoying an amazing concert from seasoned jazz professionals, right in front of our building!

 

 

Thanks to Dick Watson on piano, Ray Blue (https://www.rayblue.com/) on saxophone, and Blake Shaw on the upright bass.

 

Dick’s daughter, Eve, sang a little too! 

Care center residents enjoyed the concert through the window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apartment residents gathered outside to enjoy, while a few listened through the window on this breezy morning!

Meet Earl & Ollie

 

 

We had a couple very special visitors at Atrium Village!

Prairie Patch Farm was so kind to bring over two llamas, Ollie and Earl.

 

This is Ollie

 

This is Earl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They visited the Care Center residents through the windows.

 

Then Earl and Ollie went to the Atrium to visit with our Apartment residents.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They love to give kisses!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the best part! Check out how the llamas travel on this video ~ they travel by mini-van!!

Mother’s Day Flowers from Elvis!

We had a special Mothers Day this year despite the COVID-19 virus!

Elvis stopped by and donned his PPE to help deliver flowers to all the mom’s in the care center and apartments.

 

Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 1304 from Hills Elementary.  Leader Cassie Putney and her daughter, Maddie, brought the flowers on behalf of the troop, to give to all the mom’s.

The beautiful arrangements came from Julie’s Fountain of Flowers in Lone Tree.

 

The Girl Scouts also made cards for the residents. 

 

 

Elvis did need a little help making his way through the building and handing out the flowers!

He really loved all the pretty flowers in our Atrium!

Prayer Service, Sidewalk Style

In these unprecedented times, communities have become creative.

Since we cannot have Mass in our chapel right now, Father Mike Spiekermeier and Carol Kaalberg were kind enough to come over for an outdoor prayer service at the front of our building.

Apartment residents lined the sidewalk and Care Center residents sat at their windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture was read, prayers were recited and hymns were sung.

Thanks Father Mike and Carol, it lifted our spirits!

Easter Parade

Such a great day we had, when the community of Hills and Atrium Village friends and family drove by our facility with decorated cars and love in their hearts, to say Happy Easter to our residents!  The Easter Bunny even came to say hi!

 

Jazz Concert!

We had the pleasure of having three amazing jazz musicians play for us last weekend!

 

 

Dick Watson was on piano, Beldon Bullock played bass guitar, and Ray Blue was on saxophone.

The performance was funded by The Jazz Foundation of America, which makes music programs possible in schools and nursing homes.

 

A big thanks to the foundation and musicians for entertaining us!

Paul Bunyon Day

We celebrated Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack known for hacking his way through America’s forests, and shaping many mountains, lakes and rivers along the way.

 

 

 

We had a menu that Paul and his big blue ox, Babe, would be proud of.

 

Then we had fun with some masks! 

And finished the day with a game of Tic-Tac-Toe!

 

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