There was a whirl wind of activity at Mason Care Center during the month of October. Mrs. Eloise Kuhlmann who was a WWII veteran. The American Legion color guard conducted the flag raising ceremony. After the ceremony everyone enjoyed ice bream sundaes from Dairy Queen on the patio.
In preparation for our Armchair Travels to Germany for Oktoberfest the residents had fun making beer drinking hats for everyone. Donning our hats we traveled to Germany via travel video and enjoyed beer and pretzels and listened to beer drinking polka music.
On Sat. October 25th we had our Fall Harvest Festival and Car show, complete with live entertainment, games, and costume contest for the children, a bake sale and plenty to eat including B. B. Q. sandwiches, cotton candy and popcorn. The staff and residents would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated goods, and those who attended. It was a lot of fun and a huge success. All proceeds from this event benefited The Resident's Activity fund so we can enjoy many more fun events and outings.
To finish the month some of the residents enjoyed handing out candy to the many Trick-or-treaters that visited our facility on Halloween night. Again we all wish to thank our volunteers that make each and every day special here at Mason Care Center, with a special thank you to the Gardner family who sponsored our October Birthday Party.
We will be having our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Sat. November 20th at Noon. We ask the staff, family, friends that plane to attend, to bring their or their loved one's favorite dessert and please RSVP by Friday November 14th. We will also be raffling off a beautiful guilt that won 1st place in San Angleo's Quilt show.
On a final note we would like to let everyone know that Martha Matteson, LCSW, the social worker at Mason Care Center, will be leading a support group for caregivers. This group is open to everyone in the community. Being a caregiver can be very stressful, and support groups have proved to be of benefit to people trying to cope with the difficult meeting is on November 12th. Call Dianne Dower at 325-347-6383 for more information. Local transportation for the meeting will be available.