News & Updates
February 24th was the Academy Awards. Just hours before Hollywood walked down the red carpet, Jackson Manor held their own Academy Award ceremony. We even had our very own red carpet! Every elder in the facility was given a formal invitation to the event, and we ended up with a full house! They enjoyed popcorn as they congratulated the winners. Every attendee received an award that highlighted something special about them.
Some of our men came together for card games and ice cream. Sometimes, a man needs a guys’ night out (or in).
We had a student from Jackson County High School volunteer to help our elders build a home for the ‘Wendy Bird.’ In Peter Pan, the Lost Boys shoot down what they thought was a bird, but was actually Wendy falling from the sky. Because she was unconscious, they decided to build a house around her. Our elders are working on their own interpretation of the Wendy Bird’s house. It is still unfinished, but when it is completed, we will post updated pictures!
We got a new Queen and King this year: Robin Neeley and Bobby Thomas. We had lots of laughs, fun, food, and ended with karaoke. Special thanks to Beth and Linda our wonderful volunteers and our nurse aids for helping get out ladies and men all dressed up. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!
Our residents enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of music and painting!
For National Paul Bunyan Day, we read the Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan. We also read an account of how this story originated. Afterwards, our elders helped color in our own Paul Bunyan character, and then they worked together to create their own tall tale.
Sunday, February 10th, was National Man’s Day. To honor the men in their lives, elders decorated and wore tie cut outs.
Friday, February 8th, was National Boy Scouts Day. Our elders recognized this day by creating their own group: The Lost Boys’ Scouts, in keeping with the Never Grow up: A Timeslips Story theme. They created their own merit badges, which hang along the wall beside the Lost Boys’ hideout with their acknowledgment certificate.