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Resident´s Birthdays

Pat B May 18
John C May 20th ( AL)
Dean May 28th

Month's Celebrations:

Where in the world is Chef Eileen? May 1st

Wildcat Birthday Bash May 3rd

Nifty Fifties Friends and Family Dinner May 15th

Events Spotlight

Birthday Bash May 3
Nifty Fifties Friends and Family Dinner May 15
Throwback Thursday with Steve McFadden May 23rd

Associate of the Month

Shamar Washington

Shamar Washington Associate of the Month

Shamar was chosen as our employee of the month because he is a team player. He makes each resident feel special in his own way. Developing relationships with the residents is one of his strong suites and that overflows into his work ethic. He is recognized for his willingness to always help and his attentiveness to the small things. Residents and employees agree that if we could clone him…we would

Mothers Day

Mother's Day

Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres. We thought this picture of the ladies in their Derby hats was a good way to promote friendship and make something together as mothers.


There are 2,000 natural sandstone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive rock fins, and giant balanced rocks

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Five Activities for Senior Citizens to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day 2024 American flags adorn a lawn on Memorial Day.

The history of Memorial Day
Memorial Day began as “Decoration Day” in 1868. It was started as a way to honor those who lost their lives serving in the Civil War. It later evolved into a holiday to honor Americans who lost their lives fighting in any war.

5,000 people participated in the first “Decoration Day,” decorating the graves of 20,000 soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C. By 1890, all northern states recognized the holiday. With the passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971, Memorial Day became part of a three-day weekend. It is now observed on the last Monday in May.

Today, most Americans view Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer. Memorial Day is also often known for parades and sales. However, it is first and foremost a day to honor the memory of fallen soldiers. For many older adults who once served in the armed forces, Memorial Day can be a somber holiday. It is a time to remember fallen comrades, friends or family members.


National Park

Arches National Park comprises 76,519 acres, more than 1.46 million people visited the park in 2022

A Spring Flingin' Good Time

A Spring Flingin' Good Time

Our residents participated in a dinner in April. Celebrating Mays festivities, one being the Kentucky Derby. The ladies from independent living really enjoyed this project and jumped right in to create hats for themselves and their grandbabies. They also were able to wear them to our Wednesday night Friends and Family “Spring Fling” themed dinner. Pictured below is one of the beautiful hats created by our friend Nan from independent living.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

When we sow a seed, we plant a narrative of future possibility,” Sue Stuart-Smith, a British psychiatrist and psychotherapist, writes in her new book, “The Well-Gardened Mind.” A surprise best-seller in the U.K., it came out in America earlier this summer. In recent years, the benefits of gardening to mental health have become widely acknowledged in Britain. Primary-care doctors increasingly give patients a “social prescription” to do something like volunteer at a local community garden, believing that such work can sometimes be as beneficial as talk therapy or antidepressants. Some hospitals have been redesigned to incorporate gardens, spurred by findings that patients recovering from catastrophic injuries can heal more quickly if they have access to outdoor spaces with plants.

Stuart-Smith’s book compares the uses of gardening in historical and contemporary mental-health treatments, and reports on empirical research into gardening’s effects on mood. (Laboratory rats whose cages contain soil and logs are more energetic and sociable than those whose cages include a wheel, a ladder, and a tunnel.) She draws on thirty years of clinical practice. Previously the lead psychotherapy clinician in the county of Hertfordshire, she now works for an affiliate of the British Medical Association which provides mental-health support to doctors. She is also informed by her own proximity to gardening on an unusually elevated plane:


National Park

This region has the highest concentration of stone arches anywhere in the world

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Recipe Spotlight:

Layered Fruit & Shrimp Salad

2 cups watermelon balls
2 cups cantaloupe balls
2 cups honeydew balls
2 cups sliced peaches
2 cups sliced pears
2 cups quartered orange sections
2 cups sliced plums
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup cubed pineapple
2 dozen (21-25) count boiled shrimp
2 cups crawfish tails
1 recipe fruity yogurt dressing
1/2 cup chopped pecans


In a large glass serving bowl, layer fruit by alternating stratas of color. Once all the fruit has been layered, line shrimp and crawfish in a decorative pattern around the edge of the bowl. Top with fruity yogurt dressing and toss the mixture to blend the dressing into the fruit. Sprinkle with pecans and serve immediately.

Fruit is not just for dessert anymore! With its wide range of colors and textures, nothing makes a more beautiful entree salad than layers of fresh or canned fruit. Why not create an interesting and unique summer salad by combining colorful, healthful fruit with fresh shrimp or other seafood?

Resident of the Month

John C Meyer

John Meyer Resident of the Month

John Meyer (not to be confused with the singer) was chosen as resident of the month. He really comes out of his shell when you discuss ANYTHING ford. He has a true affinity for ford trucks or mustangs (which he rebuilt for years).

Basically, if we gave him a mustang taken apart, he would be able to put it back together using his muscle memory. His wife and grandbabies are very important to him, and they leave love notes and messages all around his room.


This massive dessert rock weighs in at an estimated 3,577 Tons and stands at 128 feet tall. That’s about the length of three yellow school buses.


Kaley Patterson, Executive Director | Wildcat Senior Living

Kaley Patterson

Laura Robinson, Life Enrichment Coordinator | Wildcat Senior Living

Laura Robinson

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