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Tuesday’s at LifeQuest

Monday, May 4th, 2015

One of the many highlights at LifeQuest involves Tuesday’s Breakfast Buffet, the Residents enjoy freshly made dippy eggs and omelets to order with all of the fixings.Untitled-1

The Administrative staff wear their aprons with pride and serve breakfast while everyone listens to the oldies that Rick Vitti, Activities Director selects for each buffet. It’s a great time when the Residents and staff sing along while enjoying their breakfast.  Everyone leaves with a smile on their face.

What a great way to spend Tuesday mornings at LifeQuest Nursing Center.

First Annual LifeQuest Farmers’ Market

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

-Jessica Wilson
On Friday, August 15
th, LifeQuest Nursing Center hosted its first annual farmers’ market for both residents and staff to enjoy. The farmers’ market featured produce stands filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, fruit pies, and homemade pickles. The event was held outdoors, so residents were able to enjoy some beautiful summer sunshine while learning about produce and taking in the sights of the farmers’ market. Jerry from Pocono Pro Foods spoke to the residents about the produce featured in the event. He explained which items were locally grown and which items were imported from other locations. For example, the butternut squash on display actually came from the Dominican Republic because it is not currently in-season in our area. Other items, like the tomatoes, were locally grown in Pennsylvania or our neighboring state of New Jersey. Jerry’s presentation was very interactive, and the residents enjoyed asking questions and reminiscing about their own farm-fresh produce recipes. During the presentation, Culinary Services Group staff members were busy in the kitchen preparing beautifully-garnished trays of produce and cookies for the residents to sample. The large amount of empty plates in the dining room was an obvious sign of the event’s success. Later that afternoon, LifeQuest staff and residents’ family members were invited to purchase food from the farmers’ market, and over $200 worth of produce was sold.

James Wrigley, Food Service Director, is excited about the outcome of the event and is already planning to hold a similar Fall Harvest event just before Thanksgiving.

May Special Events

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

May Special Events By Rick Vitti, ADC Activities Director  

May is National Nursing Home Week and we have many fun activities planned throughout the month.

On Friday, May 9th at 2:30pm we will hold a Mother’s Day Social. Invitations have been sent to our residents’ families.

Sterling Lamm will be presenting his Accordion Music on Monday, May 12th at 2:30pm. The residents enjoy Sterling’s sense of humor almost as much as his music.

On Tuesday, May 13th there will be a Root Beer Float Social for residents and staff at 2:30pm. Michael Evans will be entertaining with his Keyboards and Vocals at this program.

At 7:00pm on Wednesday LifeQuest will hold its Spring Fashion Soiree. Students from local middle and high schools will model their formal and Hawaiian wear for our residents.

On Thursday, May15th at 11:30 it is Take a Resident to Lunch. Staff will be having lunch with residents and enjoying a pasta bar that will be presented by Culinary Service Group.

At 10:30 on Friday, May 16th residents will get to cheer on LifeQuest staff at the Wii Bowling Contest.

The May Birthday Party will be held on Tuesday, May 20th with Entertainment by Kris Phipany.

The Family & Friends Ice Cream Sundae Social will be held on Wednesday May 21st at 6:30pm. We are looking forward to many family and friends sharing delicious ice cream sundaes with their loved ones.

The children from LifeSpan Day Care will show their talent at the Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art program on Thursday, May 22nd at 10:30am. They will then join the residents for lunch in the main dining room.

Everyone is looking forward to these special May events.