National Skilled Nursing Care Week “CELEBRATING LIFE’S STORIES” Each year, beginning on Mother’s Day and continuing throughout the week, a variety of special activ- ities are set aside to honor those who live and work in long term care facilities. This year’s theme is “CELBRATING LIFE’S STORIES.” Each facility is a small vibrant world within it- self. There is a special bond within the community of those who reside here, families and friends who visit here, and staff and volunteers who devote numerous hours caring for those who live here. We dedicate this week to all of you. We are honored to have you as part of the Colonial Springs family. We will be hosting a variety of activities about life and times of our ladies and gentlemen from the 1930s up until present time. There have been many changes throughout their lifetime including dialing the operator to talk to a friend to cell phone usage, or washing clothes on a washboard to present day washing machines. Each day we will take a period of time and reminisce about the good ole days. Monday will be the thrilling 30s to 40s. Tuesday will be the fantastic 50s and 60s.Wednesday will be the sporty 70s and 80s. Thursday will be the nifty 90s to 2000 and we will finish up Friday with a dedication to our future. Will the Jetson’s come true? We will just have to wait and see. Cinco de Mayo Day On May 5, 1862, Mexico defeated the French troops led by Emperor Napoleon III at the Battle of Puebla, which later led to their independence. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration honoring this victory. Across Mexico and the U.S., food, parades, crafts, dancing and music mark this celebration. At Colonial Springs, we won’t be as elaborate, but we will celebrate with some Mexican foods, crafts, music and dance. Watch your Chatter Box for special activities. We will be celebrating this special day throughout the first week of May. Watch the calendar for a list of activities. Mother’s Day Tea “A mother’s love goes far beyond the depths of any ocean. As we all know, mothers have been very Mother’s Day Fundraisers important people in our lives and always will be. Let’s Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 celebrate today in a special way with that special lady in Purses and Mary Kay with Linda and Linda your life. Friday, May 11 This year we will be celebrating Mother’s Day on Hales Flowerworks - Purchase a flower/shrub/ Saturday, May 12, with a family brunch beginning at 10 plant at Hale’s Flowerworks and 15% of pur- a.m. in the dining room. All of our mothers and families chases go to our residents. Mention Colonial are encouraged to attend. Springs when checking out for us to receive Please R,S.V.P. with the front office at 417-345-2228 the 15%. Payroll deduct will be available. to ensure we have enough room to accommodate your Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 family. Greasy Creek General Store will set up on our front lot selling hanging baskets, flowers, bedding plants, jams & jellies and items from their store. All proceeds go toward the residents. See our flyers for more details on each event.