Today our residents and staff got their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. We are so fortunate here at The Fountains to be able to receive our vaccinations to help protect our loved ones and our community. A special thank you to all the wonderful pharmacists who braved the snow to come administer our vaccines, we appreciate you all!
What better way to celebrate the Super Bowl than a Happy Hour Super Bowl party hosted by none other than Serita! Drinks were served and nachos were ate, all while filing out a football score board in hopes that one lucky resident will have put their name in the winning spot!
Who are you rooting for, the Chiefs or the Buccaneers?
Members of our Knitting Club have been hard at work knitting hundreds of warm hats to be donated this winter season. The knit hats are being donated to City Hope St. Louis, a non-profit organization providing shelter and resources for individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. City Hope St. Louis has 7 locations across the St. Louis area where the knit hats will be donated to. With a mission of “Curing homelessness, loving people, and impacting the world”, our knitting club ladies have chosen a great organization to donate to.
2020 was a challenging year to say the least. It was a year of hardships and trying our best to adjust to the new norms brought on by COVID. We unfortunately lost a number of our loved ones, spouses, friends, neighbors, parents, grandparents, etc. To honor all those that we lost, we came together as a community, and held a socially distant memorial balloon release.
The service was held in our Courtyard Café, where one of our staff members, John, gave a beautiful and meaningful remembrance speech before we stepped into the courtyard to release our balloons in honor of those we lost this year.
Here at The Fountains we love each other like family, it was so amazing to see everyone come together during these hard times and remember our loved ones and remain hopeful for what 2021 will bring us.
Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021! We were unable to celebrate in the normal Fountains fashion due to COVID, instead the fun was delivered to our residents’ apartments. Happy Hour carts went around on every floor delivering cocktails, snacks, 2021 party hats, and fun noisemakers to help ring in the new year.
In the evening our Dietary staff treated our residents to a delicious New Years Eve Surf N Turf meal with shrimp cocktail, steak, salmon, gouda mashed potatoes, asparagus, cheesecake and more!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Holidays looked a little different around here due to COVID, but we wanted to make sure we still provided a holiday spectacular for our residents. The Lewis and Clark room was decorated from top to bottom in candy cane and Christmas galore. The party was socially distant with a 1 person in and 1 person out policy and took course over a two day period. Residents celebrated with a photo booth, live music, games, holiday drinks and more! We were so happy to be able to see all the residents’ smiling faces while walking through Candy Cane Lane and partaking in socially distant fun.
Our Talented Residents showcased their amazing pieces of art at a recent Fine Arts Showcase. The showcase was held in our new Main Living Room and refreshments were available in the Kaldi’s Coffee Bar. The pieces included- Photography, Paintings with varied mediums, Crochet Clothing, Quilts and more.
The Fountains is brimming with excitement over the many activities that are planned for the residents at The Fountains. Some of the activities that we have planned include various Holiday Lights Tours throughout the area, shopping with Julie for that perfect gift, Holiday Family Party with a special surprise from Santa, and lots more. This is a very special time of year for us all! Happy Holidays!