It seems that the sun peeked through the clouds a little more often during the month of February, teasing us with the hopes of Spring.

On Valentine’s Day the main dining room had a glow of Red about it as the tenants were wearing red and some were dressed in all red. Doris Kennedy even wore red sparkling shoes for the special day. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of Shrimp Scampi and all the trimmings with dessert of Cake Stacks accompanied by Chocolate Covered Strawberries. What made the meal so special were our servers Dan, Justin and Gavin Budimlija. It was a sweet surprise for the tenants as their servers had red lip marks all over their faces.

Keith Dupuis, Irene Swatloski’s Grandson tickled the ivories for us and soon had folks singing and some dancing.

With everyone decked out in red, it was only after serious deliberation that the Judges chose Ardella Thimm and Wally Rozella as Acorn Hill’s Valentines King and Queen for the Day.

While you were watching the Winter Olympics on TV, Acorn Hill held its own Winter Olympics. Helen Kowalski took home a Gold Medal in “Name that Tune,” Doris Brown a Gold in “Snowball Toss,” Leona Dahlke, Gold in “Checkers”. Many Bronze and Silver medals were given out as well. See more details and pictures in the coming weeks.

Abe Lincoln couldn’t make it for Presidents Day but promises to Ride our float in the Mosinee 4th of July Parade.

St. Patrick’s Day is not far away. You can bet everyone will be Irish that day. Join us for Irish Music, Irish Appetizers and Green Beer starting at 6:30 Pm. Wear Green!!! RSVP if you plan to attend to 715-693-8844

Please join us in welcoming Frances & Lenore Igl and Cheryl Ganser to the Acorn Hill family. We look forward to getting to know them.

The end of March and April will be a busy time at Acorn Hill as we host a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon celebrating our many dedicated Volunteers. We have scheduled several Barber Shop Quartet concerts as April is Barbershop Quartet Month. We will be making Easter Baskets for The Community Center of Hope Food Pantry and finally a week long Easter Scavenger hunt. This is in addition to the great daily activities.

Keep this in mind: Growing older isn’t so bad because your joints are more accurate at predicting changes in the Weather than the Weather Man.

Until we talk again,

Rose Boron