News & Updates
This morning, our elders began their celebration of Palm Sunday by making palm leaves while they watched live videos of people from all around the world celebrate this holiday. In the afternoon, we read scriptures pertaining to Palm Sunday and reenacted the scene of Jesus coming into Jerusalem on donkey and a colt while the multitude laid palm leaves in his path.
March 2nd was World Autism Day. The elders at Jackson Manor painted puzzle pieces to make Autism Awareness pins that will be distributed to the community during the month of April, which is also National Autism Awareness month.
Some of our elders went shopping at the local dollar store today. We had the most beautiful weather for it!
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!