June is busting out all over with birthdays at Countryside Health and Living Community. Once a month the community at Countryside holds a collective birthday party for that month’s celebrants.
June has nine residents having birthday celebrations. The activities room is decorated with streamers, congratulation signs, and balloons. Karen Whitefield is the monthly entertainer for birthdays. Karen brings her karaoke machine and a wonderful collection of songs. As an added bonus Karen always supplies cupcakes for all the residents to enjoy. Karen plays old time country, gospel, and the music of the great American songbook. The room is filled with the beautiful voices of the residents remembering the songs of their youth.
Of the nine birthdays this month and believe it or not three of the residents are turning 91! The entire community is invited to the celebration and the room is always overflowing with well-wishers.
As the great baseball player Satchel Paige said, “Age is a case of mind over matter, if you don’t mind it don’t matter.” Great advice. Bringing joy to the lives of our residents is another example of the care and concern Countryside has for each and every one who live in the community.