Activities Highlights February 2015
Activities Highlights February 2015
PAGE 2 Birthdays and Anniversaries Jason P. 2/9 Phyllis W. 2/16 April B. 2/20 Brenton R. 2/20 Debbie C. 2/22 Saima A. 2/24 Lori B. Jennifer A. Diaz, Saydee Cheek, Chad Harrod, Brenda 2/6 Vincent, Bennie 2/8 Spivey, Laura 2/9 2/25 Fresh, Jackie 2/18 2/25 Close, Blair 2/27 2/6/2013 2/27/2012 Dear Parents, Caregivers and Loved Ones, We are having our annual Valentines Dance on February 13th. We are going to make this a special day for our participants. The Troubadours will be here to entertain us and we will be making some cupid punch (sherbet). If you would like to send in goodies for that day please feel free to do so. Thank You! RECIPE OF THE MONTH: Super Bowl Snacks: Crispy Tex-Mex Chicken Strips & The Ultimate Guacamole Crispy Tex-Mex chicken strips The Ultimate Guacamole Cut 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast diagonally into 1/2-in.-thick strips. Place 1/2 cup jarred salsa in a shallow bowl. In a second bowl, combine 4 cups tortilla chips (finely crushed; you should have 1 3/4 cups total), 2 scallions (finely chopped) and 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped). Dip the chicken strips in the salsa and then the chip mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere. Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Chop 1/2 cup fresh cilantro. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 small red or white onion (finely chopped). 2 small jalapenos (seeded for less heat, if desired; finely chopped), half the cilantro and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Add 2 large rip avocados (diced) and 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice and mash to combine. Fold in the remaining cilantro. Chosen by: Andrew V. Typed by: Natalie P. Monthly Awareness Monthly Awareness: Move It 2 Lose It Brenda RN—Director Of Health Services January has moved along smoothly with the start of the ‘Move It to Lose It’ program. The participants are very enthusiastic about getting fit and healthy. Weights were obtained and individual goals are getting targeted. The movement activities range from walking laps to jumping jacks, to kicking or hitting a suspended ball or just increasing the number of steps we take on a daily basis. Relay races took place in Plum Place, which Troy stated he liked very much. Uptown participants like to play musical chairs daily as part of cardio exercise. They are also using mat exercises to allow participants to get out of their wheelchairs for stretching and hitting a tether ball daily. Center Point participants enjoy moving it with Richard Simmons’ “Sweatin to the Oldies”. Participants and staff in the Art Gallery have been walking laps around the circumference of the upstairs and has averaged ½ mile per week. In February their goal is to build up to walking one mile per week or better!!!! Please encourage and cheer the participants on as they move into a new and healthy life style!! FEBRUARY 2015 PAGE Spotlight of the Month: CLS Carrie Finkbiner 1.Q. What are your hobbies? A. Reading mystery novels, making wreaths, and painting. Interviewed by: Vickie M. I am an assistant swim coach for the area 4 Dolphin team in Louisville. 6. When I asked Vickie if she wanted to ask me anything she said she liked my glasses. 4.Q. How else do 2.Q. What is your fa- you help SOKY? vorite CLS activity? A. I participate in A. It really depends the Polar Plunge! on the participant. This year will be my Everyone has such 4th Polar Plunge! different interests. 7.Q. Do you like Rock Stars like me? A. Yes! Vickie has really gotten me into liking old school rock music. Our favorites to listen to are Bob Segar and John Mellencamp. 3.Q. What community activities/ organizations are you involved in? A. I have been a volunteer with SOKY for 6 years. I bowl unified with my sister and 5.Q. Name an interesting fact about you. A. I am recently married and have discovered that I love to cook for my husband and our family. 8. Another activity that Vickie and I love is color by number. Sometimes I draw her pictures and numbers so she can color them. From the desk of: Executive Director Tracy MSSW Another month to spring:) ’s closer y c a r I wanted to take T k s this opportuDe nity to share with you some fun and exciting things we have planned for this year. On Wednesday, March 25th we are having a health fair here at Kaleidoscope from 11am1pm. Everyone is invited to attend. We will be offering health screenings and many other vendors will be here to promote health and wellness. If you know of anyone interested in being a vendor at this event please have them contact Nurse Brenda soon. Families, please mark your calendar and come out and see us that day on your lunch break. We are promoting health and wellness here at the center 3 with our Move it 2 Lose It program and we would love to see families and caregivers jump on the health and wellness bandwagon with the rest of us. We are also discussing doing another 5k Walk and Roll here at Kaleidoscope like we had a few years back. We are in the process of planning that now and I will let you know as soon as we pin down a date. Everyone here at Kaleidoscope is very focused on making 2015 the year we all take steps towards healthier lifestyles. As an Adult Day Health Center and we want to really promote the health services we provide. Thanks for all your support and we hope to see you all at the Health Fair next month. So let’s all get Moving It 2 Lose It and get healthy in 2015! :) -Tracy FEBRUARY FUN FACTS In leap years, it is the only month that begins and ends on the same weekday. By Jennifer M. The Latin name for snow drop is Galanthus, which means “Milk Flower” By Seth T. February is National BirdFeeding Month By Tina W. In February 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. By Kim Sh. Viola (plant) and the Primrose are the birth flowers. By Keith H. Black History Month is celebrated in Canada and United States. By Chance K Contacts Darla - President Liz - Director Tracy - MSSW Executive Director John S. Director of Remote Services Brenda RN - Director of Health Services Rhonda - Case Manager Chad- Director of Programming Blair - MSSW Director of Social Services Kaleidoscope, Inc 10330 Bunsen Way Louisville, KY 40299 Phone: 502-495-1662 Fax: 502-495-1665 “We’re in the smile business” www.kaleidoscopeservices.org Activities Highlights African American History Week of February 2-6 From The Heart Week of February 9-13 We will be studying the history of African Americans. In addition, we will be doing some science experiments that relate to their inventions. We will also throw some exercise in there by playing some good old fashioned baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson. We have tried to be very clever with adapting our (Move It To Lose It) program to our weekly themes. Who says you can’t play baseball indoors with a “soft” ball? We can make fun exercise happen anywhere! On 2/4, Mrs. Paula returns with her monthly cooking class. On 2/6, singer Ray Haste returns to perform some awesome music for us! Our week will start with some healthy heart exercise. We will be making some creative Valentine cards and scrapbooking. February 2015 “Let’s Perform” Week of February 16-20 Drama, Drama, Drama Masked in Mystery Get ready for some New Orleans inspired Mardi Gras fun! We will kick it off with a jazz concert featuring singer On 2/11 Artist Lauri Adkins Robbie Bartlett on 2/17. returns to assist us with creThe fun doesn’t end ating some mosaic masterthere! We will be makpieces that will beautify our ing our own masks to building. wear. It would not be Mardi Gras without The Kentucky Humane socisome homemade beigety returns on 2/12. We will get our share of some puppy nets. It’s a tradition for love. We appreciate the time us to make them every they give to us by bringing in year. The week ends with another tradition of their therapy dogs. They bring us smiles! ours, the parade. Floats will be made. Beads will The Troubadours will perbe tossed and instruform for our From The Heart ments played as we paValentine Dance on 2/13. rade through the buildWear your pink and red and get ready for a very heartfelt ing. It’s definitely a festive occasion! day! Get on stage, Kaleidoscope, with your acting skills. We shall start our week off with a skit on Monday. We will get creative and make some props for this special day. On 2/24 our day should be exciting as we host our Red Carpet Runway Show. Bring out the stars! The Weber Gallery will be here to do a self portraiture class with our Art Gallery group on 2/25. The UofL Repertory Company will perform for us on 2/26. They are doing the play “Mr. Peabody’s Apples.” We love how they draw us into the story and make the performance interactive. We end our drama week on Friday with StageOne Theater. We are ready to act! Get the awards ready!