"May All Who Enter Our Doors Find Peace, Security And Respect"
                       September 2018

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." 
~ Maya Angelou

Welcome September!

Here at Sherwood Park we live by the phrase "You are always welcome here". This month we are taking the time to focus on the positives in life, taking the time to laugh, and taking the time to appreciate. It's through this positivity that we cultivate the welcoming attitude that makes Sherwood Park special. 

September Highlights

September starts with Labor Day, which pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. We have live music Tuesday September 4th at 2pm, then close out Labor Day week with Bingo and Fabulous Frank on the accordion

We start to wind down the summer with our last outdoor BBQ for lunch on September 11th, and the Bingo Store is open for business on September 13th, 2pm. 

We celebrate all those turning another year better in September on the 17th at 2pm at our monthly Birthday Party.

Our Armchair Travel group goes to Missouri (home state of Activity Assistant, Rena) and Georgia on September 18th. 

We invite an administrative staff to come talk about anything other than work at Sherwood Cafe on September 20th.

September 24th-28th is Get Happy Week at the Park!

During Happy Week we are looking for reasons to laugh! Residents and staff will have opportunities to hand out "Smile Notes" to those taking the time to make others feel good. What make people happier than cute little animals? Join us to watch the best animal videos and laugh and smile together on Monday, September 24th at 2pm. Tuesday we will be crafting and laughing together, Wednesday we have a special positive Chaplain's Corner and Smiley Ice Cream sandwiches! 

Thursday September 27th is Wear Yellow Day! Staff and residents are encourages to wear this happy and bright color. We have Resident Council at 1:30, then our traditional Tiki Bar turns into a Laughter Lounge.

Friday ends with the happiest activity, BINGO! All through the month Bingo players have chances to win Round "Bingo Coins" worth 5 Bingo tokens at the next Bingo store! Now THAT'S a reason to celebrate! 

Happiness Week is a reminder to all staff, residents, families & guests walking through the doors to look on the bright side, be gentle with yourself and others, and focus on sprinkling kindness wherever we go. 

Welcome New Staff

We'd like to welcome Zane Bergmann in Dietary, he will be taking the CNA class in January but in the meantime will be a great asset to our Dietary Department.

Samantha Culp is a new CNA to Sherwood Park and to the profession. This is her first job as a CNA and she is doing an exceptional job. We have had multiple residents tell us how wonderful she is. Keep up the good work Sam!
Willard Malaguti is a CNA and comes to Sherwood Park with lots of experience. He comes from an agency so has the wonderful ability to adapt to new and changing situations. Welcome aboard Willard!

Please welcome them to the Sherwood Park family!

Beauty Salon
Come and see Heather Yates, who has 20 years experience cutting hair and 18 years experience in facilities around the Salem Area. She does cuts, perms, color, as well as men's haircuts and beard care. In September she will be at our salon Tuesday the 11th and Tuesday the 25th starting at 10am. Appointments can be made at the front desk. Go ahead, treat yourself!

These are just a few of the highlights, take a look at our Calendar on the right for the full schedule of fun.

You are always welcome here!

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Contact Information
Sharon Alcaraz, Activity/Life Enrichment Director
4062 Arleta Ave NE
Keizer, OR 97303
503 390 2271
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