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Memorial Day: 5 Fun Holiday Activities To Celebrate The Holiday!

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are in full bloom…A sure sign that Spring is here!

And with that warmer weather, comes the official start to the summer season and Memorial Day kicks it all off! What do you have planned for this fun holiday?

If you’re looking to spend it with the special senior in your life, here are some fun ideas for you both to enjoy!

  1. Get Outdoors: If the weather is nice, grab your chairs & outdoor blankets and enjoy the sunshine! Just being out in nature does your mind, body and soul some good! Head to your favorite park for a picnic, watch a parade, or relax with some casual bird watching. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hats & umbrellas.
  2. Make Some Patriotic Desserts: Show off your patriotic spirit with red, white and blue recipes perfect for Memorial Day potlucks, picnics and parties. If you need some inspiration, check out these great recipes.
  3. Enjoy An Ice Cream Social: Grab all your favorite fixin’s for tasty ice cream sundaes. Ice cream, hot fudge or caramel, whipped cream, nuts & cherries. It’s a fun activity for the whole family!
  4. Arts & Crafts: Have you been wanting to start a fun craft project? DIY projects can be enjoyable & easy and they can also be great for stimulating the mind and spirit. Need some inspiration? Here are tons of ways to get creative!
  5. Listen To Music: Use music as medicine for Seniors! Music is a powerful way to connect with someone. Music & Memory go hand in hand and helps residents who experience anxiety, advanced stage dementia or Alzheimer’s, a chance to listen to playlists, and experience the power of music to trigger memories, sing, clap, and enjoy the moment. Find out more on our Music & Memory program here.

We hope you can enjoy some of these easy & fun activities to celebrate the holiday & the upcoming summer season!

Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Franklin County Rehab Center!  

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Join Us This Week For Some Holiday Cheer!

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just eight days away! We don’t know about you, but all of us here at Franklin County Rehab are hoping for a white Christmas, so bring on the snow Santa! We truly love this time of year, and look forward to celebrating with our residents and their family members to make their holiday as memorable as possible.

We are excited to share with you that we have some upcoming Christmas fun happenings here and you’re invited! We have the following performances scheduled:

  • Christmas Fun & Music by Sergio on Friday, December 18th at 2pm
  • Franklin County Fantastics “Celebrating Christmas” Concert on Saturday, December 19th at 2:15pm, featuring  solos by several of our resident singers!

We also want to give special thanks to our wonderful volunteers that make this annual event possible: Rod and Marianne Sanborn, Jeanne Begnoche, and Bob Bessette and his family! Thank you for your time and all you do!

All of us here at Franklin County Rehab want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Music & Memory: Song Tunes Up Memories at Franklin County Rehab

We are very excited to announce that we have introduced a new program at Franklin County Rehab Center! Our Music & Memory program is aimed at helping our residents who experience anxiety, advanced stage dementia or Alzheimer’s, a chance to listen to individualized playlists on an iPod shuffle, and experience the power of music to trigger memories, sing, clap, and enjoy the moment. This new program has been in the works since April, and through a lot of hard work and dedication, our staff was able to make this dream program become a reality.

Some of our residents who have experienced a Music & Memory therapy session have truly enjoyed the therapeutic benefits of personalized music. Through the individual playlists, we are able to create customized tunes that relate specifically to them and what music they used to listen to when they were younger. It’s wonderful to see our residents come to life in a new way, through music. Music makes memories and we are truly thrilled to see them happy and in the moment.

The St. Albans Messenger featured a story on our Music & Memory program earlier this month. Click here to view the first page. For page two, please click here.

To learn more about M&M, please visit the Music & Memory website.

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