By SC Villas on Friday, 10 February 2017
Category: Senior Health & Living

Welcome February from all of the West Indies Residents and Staff!

 

I hope the New Year finds everyone happy and healthy! Try to relax and spend some time doing something you like to do! We have two residents’birthdays to celebrate this month Joan King and Shirley Margiot. Happy birthday ladies!

Looking forward to Groundhog Day Feb. 2nd when groundhogs emerge from their burrows. It also predicts the arrival of spring! So we will be enjoying warmer days soon on our patio!

Love is in the air!! Happy Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14th from theWest Indies staff and residents. Each year many people exchange cards and gifts with their special “Valentine”. The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day Dates back to the 15th century honoring the Saint named Valentinus. Here in the West Indies residents will enjoy decorating and exchanging cards and giving candy to one another.

Mardi Gras is Feb. 28th and is actually a French word for “Fat Tuesday” reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday. In English it refers to events of the Carnival celebrations greatly celebrated in New Orleans for about two weeks.

I would like to reflect on the staff here at theWest Indies for their love and compassion year round and their endless work and amazing dedication to all residents they take care of. Working in the West Indies is a lesson of love and patience. Our open and loving hearts are here for our residents every day. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. You are welcome to join us in the West Indies as we sing-along with Bobbette, listen to Keary perform, dance with dancing Chris or enjoy Mike Farrell’s performance. See you soon?

Have a great month from all of our Staff here in the West Indies!

Leslie, Rey, Lupe, Dianna and the rest of the staff