August 8, 2018 Lake Lauderdale will be our stop today for the last picnic of the season. We will try to get folks who missed our July picnic on board for this one. We leave at 11 a.m.! Join us!
August 24 Happy Birthday to Sonia C., Jerry D., and James G. today!! Our own fabulous Mrs. Shaw will be on hand to play our sing-along and...…..cake afterward!! The fun starts at 1:30 in the activity room.
August 29 Happy Birthday Hawaii!!! We begin this fun day with a buffet in the dining room. Come taste many of the native foods! The real fun starts in the afternoon with the hula contest, the limbo, and of course, delicious snacks!! So, grab a grass skirt and join us!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH
Sonia C., Jerry D., and James G.!!!
All the best!!
August 22 It's Fair Time!! Off we go to the Washington County Fair! Join us with our friends from Unified Services, who will be providing transportation. We leave at 10 a.m.! Let's have lunch and take in the sights!
August 2018 Dog Days of August!
Off to the fair! Off to the lake!
How about going to a concert in-town?
And let's also celebrate Hawaii Day!
Take a peek at this month:
Did you "fit" us into your schedule? Exercise every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!!
Programs "fit" to your ability!!
Check our schedule for the monthly Clergy visit! All welcome!
August 9 Bingo, music entertainment, and lunch! All at The Polish Hall as we enjoy a senior picnic at 11 a.m.!
Maybe sing-along with us at our birthday party?
Always a favorite!
"...one of the several band concerts in town!!"
WHY NOT JOIN US?
August 17 The monthly Walmart shopping trip will begin at 10 a.m. No shopping cart racing in the aisles, please!
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- William Shakespeare
August 15 The August Resident Council Meeting will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the activity room. What do you think?
August 31 It's time for our Dog Days of August. We will have assorted canines in the building today for our annual dog show. We cordially invite families and friends to bring their dogs and join the parade! Don't forget to show us your tricks!! Please call us here and tell Gerry how many of you and your friends will join us!
"August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time."
- Sylvia Plath
We also have shopping trips to the dollar stores and banks scheduled this month.
Join us for one of the several band concerts in town!!
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
- John Lubbock
August 1, 1779 - Francis Scott Key is born.
After witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814,
he is inspired to write the music that becomes
America's National Anthem
August 2, 1776 - The majority of
Continental Congress officially signs the Declaration of Independence.
August 6, 1945 - The Enola Gay drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. A second atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki three days later.
August 7th is Purple Heart Day - a Day to Honor America's Combat Wounded and Fallen Heroes
Each year on August 7th, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces that has been wounded or died as a result of a wound in battle. This now includes those persons who died in captivity while a prisoner of war (POW). We now celebrate Purple Heart Day on the anniversary of its inception, August 7th. On this day it is our patriotic duty to remember and recognize those people willing to serve our country, no matter the price.
August 14, 1945 - Japan surrenders, ending World War II.
Surrender ceremony takes place September 2nd, aboard USS Missouri.
August 18, 1920 - Women are granted the right to vote.
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
"Fighting corruption is not just good governance, It's self-defense. It's patriotism."
- Joe Biden
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain
As you reflect on our nation's freedom, honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it.