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BUZZING BEES

Spring is a hectic time of the year – around the house, in the garden, on the farm. In fact, some folks say they’re “busy as a bee” in the springtime. Why the comparison? Just like the bees, people are flying from one chore or activity to another, hoping to get their seasonal “to-do” list [...]

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SPRING COMES CALLING

The wait is over. Springtime is officially here – at least on the calendar. It’s time for sun-kissed days, gentle breezes, birds and blossoms – and an occasional shower of rain.  The arrival of spring is a welcome relief after the cold and snowy winter. Celebrate the season of new beginnings with your group with [...]

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TIME, TIME, TIME

Spring forward, fall back – sound familiar? The daylight hours will soon be longer, thanks to the arrival of Daylight Savings Time (DST) in March. Setting your clocks - and other timepieces - forward one hour might conjure up a memory or two. Remember the comforting sound of the tick-tock from your grandmother’s old wall [...]

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YOUNG AT HEART

If you’re celebrating another birthday soon, you might hear this cliché: You’re only as old as you feel. Age is just a number, and despite what the calendar might indicate, you can still stay “young at heart.” This month’s newsletter will feature some activities to help your group maintain a youthful, positive attitude of the [...]

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WINTER COMFORTS

The song says it best: “Baby, it’s cold outside.” While you may not enjoy tromping through the snow and ice or dealing with the frigid temperatures outdoors, you can still enjoy some of the comforts of winter indoors. Hot cocoa, a stack of good books, and a soft fleece throw might be on your short [...]

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YEAR IN, YEAR OUT

ACTIVITIES FOR DECEMBER Days, weeks, months, years – oh, how time flies! Before this year comes to an official end, your group might enjoy some sessions that focus on the passing of years. We all have a version of “It seems like just yesterday…” The activities suggested below will encourage your group to share some favorite [...]

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

The holiday season is fast approaching, and many people are making plans to travel “home” to be with relatives and loved ones. Wherever it may be, “home” holds a special place in our hearts. Rekindle a few nostalgic memories of hearth and home with your group, using the activities suggested below. And discover, as Dorothy [...]

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HARVEST TIME

Fall is the season of harvest. Whether you take a trip to the pumpkin patch, go to the local farmers’ market for produce, pluck grapes from the vineyard, or enjoy a family outing to the apple orchard, you’ll find bountiful crops – pumpkins, apples, corn, grapes. Yes, the season is changing, and it’s time to [...]

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KITTENS AND CATS

Leaf through the family photo album, and odds are, you’ll find some snapshots of children and their pets. Pets – especially dogs and cats – are treasured members of the family. They provide unconditional love, affection, and companionship. If your group members are unabashed cat or dog lovers, they’ll want to spend some time reminiscing [...]

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SUMMER WATER FUN

Summer is sizzling so most people are looking for ways to cool off.  Whether you head to the beach or the pool, run through the backyard sprinkler, or simply sip an ice cold drink on the front porch, you’ll find plenty of relief with water. Enjoy some activities related to summertime water fun with your [...]

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