Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Holidays!

December is here and the holiday season is in full swing! What a great month of entertainment and holiday fun we have had so far. Five high school choirs, the "Jubilee Ringers" handbell choir and all our other wonderful musicians have brought the holiday spirit to all of us at JADP. Cliff Spratt will be" rockin' around the Christmas tree" with his great music at our holiday party on Wednesday, December 16th at 1:45. We are looking forward to an afternoon of music, dancing, singing and a special visitor from the North Pole.

We will be ringing in 2010 on Thursday, December 31st with our annual New Years's Eve party. Steve, Wilma and Dick will be here to play trumpet, piano and bass. There will be plenty of dancing and several toasts to the upcoming year. We continue to enjoy Tai Chi every Tuesday and Friday morning. Several of us already feel the benefits of improved physical strength and overall calmness!

The Johnson Adult Day Program would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a New Year filled with joy and blessings. The center will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Enjoy the weeks ahead.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November News

The holiday season is just around the corner! The fall season has just flown by. During the month of November we have been celebrating " Circles of Blessings." We are all grateful to be able to come to the Johnson Center, be with our friends there and have the fun that we do. All of the activity rooms--- Friendship Circle, Inner Circles 1 and 2, and Cozy Circle provide a loving and nuturing environment. What a blessing!

A heartfelt tribute goes out to all of our Veterans who served with honor for the sake of our country. On November 11, we were so lucky to have 6 members of VFW Post 322 do a patriotic program for us. They showed us how to fold the flag and answered whatever questions we had. Thank you Lyle, Jean, Mert, Maggie, Christine and MaryLee.

We would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our participants, staff and families. The Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, but will be open on Friday, 11/27/2009. Hope everyone enjoys the turkey and trimmings and most of all, the blessings we all have in our lives.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween Happenings

So far, October has been a great month. We have several new participants and lots of visitors that have come to the center. Everyone enjoys meeting new people and sharing the fun that the Johnson Center provides. During the month, we have been celebrating "Travel around the World." So many of us have traveled to different countries and different continents. It has been so interesting to learn about different customs and cultures while sharing so many personal travel stories. Also, there are so many beautiful posters of different countries in Fellowship Hall.

A big thanks goes to Amey (one of our CNA'S) , her family and friends for the wonderful fashion show a few weeks ago. They modeled clothing from Togo in Africa which is where Amey and her family are originally from. The clothes were so colorful and beautiful. The background beat of the African drum transported us to a different land. As the month continues, we look forward to more travel trivia and discussions.

Happy Halloween to all!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September News

September is such a beautiful month in Colorado! Warm days, cooler mornings and evenings, along with changing leaves are a sure sign that fall is just around the corner. In honor of fall, we are celebrating "Back to School Days" for the month. We have had so much fun telling stories about what our school days were like. Several of us went to one room country schools. History and arithmetic were two of our favorite subjects. As the month goes on, we will continue to enjoy word games and discussion groups relative to school days.

We are excited about our new cooking group on Thursday mornings. Last week we talked about harvest foods and some of our favorite recipes. The smell of fresh apple pie baking on a crisp fall day was a memory shared by all. Hoping for a great turnout for the Memory Walk on Saturday, September 19 , 2009. Our staff will be there, so stop by our booth and say hello.

Happy Fall and look for the Harvest Moon on October4.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

All About August

Summer has just flown by! We have been enjoying warm, sunny days on the patio and daily walks in the garden. We will miss all of our summer volunteers who are heading back to school. They have been so helpful to the staff and the participants. We are so grateful to them and wish them continued success in their future.

We will celebrate Hawaii during the month of August. Hawaii was declared the 50th state on August 21, 1959----- 50 years ago! Hawaiian Week will be the last week in August. Our annual Hawaiian Luau will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 1:45 P.M. Music will be provided by Cliff Spratt (in his Hawaiian shirt) and hula dancing with Nadine. It is a fun filled afternoon. We are looking forward to eating Hawaiian food, word games, trivia and other activities with an Hawaiian theme.

Be sure to sign up for the Memory Walk on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at City Park. All donations are welcome and go to the Alzheimer's Association. They continue on their quest to find a cure for the disease. What a great cause!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Senior Prom of 2009 was a huge success. Fellowship Hall was filled with balloons, decorations, dancing, wonderful music and great company. A big thank you goes out to Wilma, Steve and Dick for the great music that brought back so many wonderful memories. It was amazing to see everyone dressed in their finest along with corsages and boutonnieres. The highlight of the afternoon was the crowning of the King and Queen and their first dance. So many families joined in the fun and a great time was had by all!

During the month of July we will be celebrating pets with our first "Pet Parade". Staff and participants are invited to bring in photos of their pets along with stories or perhaps a real live pet. Dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, horses----you name it! Most people have fond memories of their pets, past or present. We look forward to sharing all of these with one another. There will be a display area for all the photos. It should be lots of fun and a great way to honor our furry friends.

The Center will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2009 to celebrate the holiday weekend. We wish all our participants and families a fun and safe 4th of July. Enjoy all the picnics, barbecues and firework displays.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Daytripping Tips

This weekend you can still enjoy 1 1/2 acres of gorgeous Irises growing amid a residential area in Englewood. See every color in the rainbow and you can even order ones that you can't resist! Just go to Federal Blvd (between Evans & Hampden - Loretto Heights College area) and turn east onto Amherst. Proceed a few blocks to 2700 W. Amherst and voila Iris 4 U! www.iris4u.com 303-789-4747

Need plans for Father's Day? On June 20 & 21 Dad's can go Free to the Colorado Railroad Museum and ride a steam locomotive (first come basis) and see a wide array of full scale and model trains. Lots of opportunity to recall by gone days of train riding. 17155 W. 44th, Golden www.coloradorailroad.org 303-279-4591

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June Happenings

Summer is around the corner and our flower and vegetable gardens have been planted. We have been busy tending to all the different variety of flowers and enjoying the beautiful array of colors.
Gardening in the fresh air and sunshine is relaxing and therapeutic. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all our summer volunteers from Swedish Medical Center. We look forward to getting to know all of you.
The Senior Prom will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 1:45pm. Music will be provided by the trio of Wilma, Steve, and Dick (husband of one of our participants). It will be an afternoon filled with great music, prizes, refreshments, and of course dancing! We look forward to seeing who the King and Queen of the Prom will be.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Memorial Day closure

Just a reminder! The center will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. Wishing all of you a happy and safe holiday.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wonderful to see the seniors and staff outside in the warm and sunny weather . Our patio was a swinging place today .

Music and planting go together at the Johnson Adult Day Program.

Spring as Sprung/Memory Cafe

What a great day at the Johnson Adult Day Program,seniors and staff are getting out into the warm and sunny weather .

It's a delight to see folks enjoying the patio and the flowers.

We send everyone best wishes for a very Happy Mother 's Day.

Quick notice: We will be having a "Memory Cafe" next Thursday at the Johnson Adult Day program.

May 24 ,6-8pm It's free and great fun , a good way to connect with our center and the Alzheimer's Association, also to get the information and support you need.

Please call us at 303 789 1519 so we know you're coming. A light supper and dessert will be provided, and plenty of music for dancing. So if you or a loved one, struggle with memory loss the "Memory Cafe" is just for you.

Monday, April 27, 2009

You must have been a beautiful baby!!

Our theme for the month of April is BABYS.
Many of our seniors are bringing in photos of themselves.
It has been a great conversation starter, and the memories are coming back about all aspects of babies.
Plus we have had little ones visiting ,one baby only 17 days old!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Birthday's at JADP!

What a wonderful way to affirm a senior, cake but also using their name an acrostic.
example Betty:
B best neighbor
E eager to help
T talented artist
T tells great stories
Y Yellow favorite color
We all love to be the star of the show!

Monday, April 6, 2009

About the Center

The Johnson Center is a specialized facility in Englewood providing adult day activities to those with memory or physical impairments. Respite, education and case management services are provided for caregivers.

The Center is the only stand-alone day center in Denver specifically designed for those with memory loss. The facility is equipped with an electronic roam alert system as well as secured outdoor gardens and paths. A multi-level approach is used for activities, with rooms designated for specialized programs to accommodate the changing needs of participants. The Center hosts a variety of daytrip experiences for all levels of participation and is pleased to offer full-time medical over site by a registered nurse.
The Johnson Center is a nonprofit facility supported by The Colorado Health Foundation, fundraising events, donations and volunteer services.