Service to Others
We want say a very special THANK YOU to the staff of Palm Garden of Ocala. They prepared some very nice backpacks filled with all kinds of important school supplies! This will be a HUGE blessing to the children of Helping Hands! Pictured above is the Assistant Director of Palm Gardens delivering the backpacks to Nigel. Thank you Palm Garden of Ocala for caring about our children!
For more information about Helping Hands, go towww.helpinghandsocala.org. (http://www.helpinghandsocala.org/)
We delivered 17 candy and toy filled pumpkins to our Helping Hands Kids, October 2016.
Art Show and Auction
We have adopted a not-for-profit agency “Helping Hands” that provides help for the homeless and others in crisis (esp. women and children). Our Business Development Committee obtained the name and ages of the 23 children and then assembled age-specific Easter Baskets. We delivered them on Friday to the office to be distributed to the children on Easter Sunday.
– Malachi Turns 102! –
– Mardi Gras –
– Thanksgiving –
Wendy Langford and Gerardo Viudez take a moment to pose before serving the Thanksgiving meal.
Gerardo Viudez carves the turkey and ham for Thanksgiving Dinner.
– Operation Christmas Child –
The residents had fun stuffing the boxes full of goodies for Operation Christmas Child.
– Veterans’ Day Luncheon –
– Marion County Chili Cook-Off –
Palm Garden of Ocala competed for the first time in the Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off and walked away with three trophies! Grand Champion in the Medical Category, 2nd Runner-Up for Team Spirit and 2nd Runner Up for Best of Show Chili. Way to go Team!
-Walk to End Alzheimer’s-
Kudos to the “Palm Garden Memory Strutters” as we marched with over 5 residents and 26 staff members and raised over $6,000!!!
We were the #1 Business in fund raising; #1 Team in fund raising and #1 individual team member who raised over $1500.
-PG Ocala Poppers-
PG Ocala Poppers is a fun way to give recognition to our staff members who go the extra mile and do just a little bit more to make things better for the guests and residents here at Palm Garden. This is a way to acknowledge all they do, including helping our Center perform as a Team.
This is how it works. The employee’s name is brought to the group and told about what they have done to make a difference, the good deed, that special something or a way to promote and help maintain a positive team spirit. The Managers then bring the balloon board to their work area, call the other staff members and they POP a balloon and there is a prize paper inside telling the staff member the prize they have just won. Then at the end of the month, we draw from the winners for a gift card. Then the process starts again.
This has had a positive effect on the employees as well as management. It’s very pleasant to see our staff being rewarded for their hard work. Especially when they love their work.
Theresa Heflin posing with the Popper board.
Samantha Williams ready to throw her dart.
– Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser –
Since Wanda was kidnapped she has been having lots of fun!
Wanda went downtown and rode a horse.
The Kidnapping team, Roxie, Mary-Sue, Janet and Jennifer pose with their “victim.”
– Cookout –
Gerardo is ready to carve the roast pig at the cookout
Sarah and John enjoyed a refreshing lemonade
Jeannette finished off her meal with a popsicle
– Memorial Day Cookout –
We had a great time at the Memorial Day Cookout. Culinary Services provided tasty ribs, baked beans, and potato salad while Jonathan Miller provided the tunes to keep everyone’s toes tapping
– Symphony Under the Stars –
Together we enjoyed the “Symphony Under the Stars.” We cherished the moments with those we love. The music was from the movies, the fireworks were everything we imagined. The trees swayed softly in the gentle breeze. The children played and laughed with their mothers and fathers. What a joy. What a delight. Just close your eyes and think of those memories with the ones you love. We hope to bring to your life comfort and smiles. Thank you for all those who participated in making this occasion special for our residents.