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Papa Gino is getting fit!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

He is large and in charge...Papa Gino.He had a stroke a few years ago and fell into a depression(he sits in a trance-like state)Recently he was transferred to our facility.To be closer for his daughter to visit was the plan.If we dont get them busy and make them exercise they get grouchy and will sleep alot.So,nurse Lisa puts on music they like and challenges them to dance or act silly.Trust me they act all kinds of funny,silly and shake arms and legs and a little BOOTY.It's fun and we all laugh alot.Gino sits by the window and watches the birds.Raquel aka Rocky a feisty lady that shines like a sunbeam took Gino's hands and started dancing with him.He didnt speak but now hums!!She kisses his cheeks,brings him magazines,reads to him and WOW!What an improvement!!Gino is so improved that he's going to the exercise facility and talks a little bit.He's lost 18 pounds,smiles all the time and answers us with "YES MAM"His appetite has increased and he started laughing at funny dance time.I splurged and bought him a warm up set and sneakers for our walks outside.He thinks he is Mr.Studmuffin!They are all planning a Valentines party/dance and as he sits at the craft table humming to music and cutting out hearts, Im amazed at how far he's come.The sparkle is in his eyes and we are so happy to see the happiness in his daughters face as well.Sometimes just a little love and attention is all people need.... emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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DJ4HEALTH 1/19/2013 10:08PM

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ROCKYCPA 1/19/2013 9:52PM

    How wonderful - thanks for sharing!

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PATRICIAAK 1/19/2013 3:26PM

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SUECHRIS50 1/19/2013 2:02PM

    you might ask why he's cutting out hearts when we can buy them?It's therapy for his motor skills! emoticon

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when I wake up

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's a blessing to wake up and take a deep breath!To take a hot shower, and dress myself.Brush my teeth and comb my hair.Lace up my tennies and put out my cup for coffee.I scramble some eggs and make some toast.Walking out the door Im glad to say,Ive woken up one more day.I am blessed and happy Spark people has lit a fire within me!As I walk my dog and look around to see a car driving past,a little face pressed against the car window pointing at me and yelling HI WALKIN LADY!!!I smile and wave and think,WOW!!I am glad all God has blessed me with.My Dog turns around with her tongue hanging out and smiles like she read my mind.She is getting old and she's pulling me like she got a second wind...okay I laugh im coming!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 1/17/2013 6:30PM

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MJ7DM33 1/17/2013 6:13PM

  What a great start to your day! Yes, all of those things are blessings that we too often take for granted! Thx for the reminder!

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my mom used to say

Saturday, January 12, 2013

if she had Miss america's body, and Miss America had a feather,they would both be tickled!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 1/13/2013 12:03AM

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a beautiful walk

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Today was cloudy,turned sunny.I did some errands for senior citizens,cleaned my house,ate a salad with grilled chicken,boiled egg and a water.My dog was looking hopeful so,I leashed her up and we went on an adventure.We walked up and down the hills,waved at friends,She ate a dog treat,I ate a granola bar.She visited her doggy friends,I visited my walking group.She was so tired when we came home she got some water and fell asleep.She is getting old and im trying to love her as much as I can,while I can,before she gets too old. emoticon SUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 1/10/2013 6:02PM

    super

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NEWRUNNER2 1/10/2013 4:32PM

    Sounds like a nice walk! We finally got out here, too, today. It's been so frigid and then the kids and I were sick. It was great to be outside!

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paying it forward

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I stepped into walmart for fresh veggies and saw lotion/body wash,pouf gift packs for $2 & $3.I thought of my nursing home pals!They adore getting stuff they can use and like smelling good too.The men were not left out!I spied some candy marked down,I know which ones are diabetic and picked up sugar free and regular truffles,mints and xmas cookies.My Granddaughter is 15 now and was thrilled to go with me to hand out the gift packs we made.I looked over and saw her talking to Madison age 78 and soon had her hand polishing her nails!Maddy is very quiet and Mercedes had her laughing.She smiled over at me and said Dont worry Grammy I got this!
We brought some rolls,deli meat, chips and drinks.They were so excited!My DG was getting hugs and pats on the back.When she went back home she called and said Grammy!I know what I want to do!What? I think I already knew.Be a nursing home helper!I laughed and said You are a natural.She's already going around asking her friends to help gather nursing home residents much needed items like toothpaste,lotion,toothbrushes,deoderant!!
!.Her angry Dad called to accuse me of getting her to do it!!I told him She is loving it and at least she's not being an airhead at 15!She is thinking of others!And of her future. emoticon SUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 1/8/2013 7:09PM

    You and your granddaughter are blessed and a blessing.

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THINAGIN2 1/8/2013 4:47PM

    What a lovely way to spend the day! I am glad that your GD likes to help out!

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3016DEBRA 1/8/2013 3:17PM

  I love the undies & leggings idea!!! There are "oops" days & it would make an embarrassing situation a little more tolerable, I'm sure!
Your granddaughter sounds like a real sweetheart. "Angry Dad" needs to keep his pie-hole shut & be happy he has a good girl with a good heart. Keep up the positive reinforcement! emoticon emoticon

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SUECHRIS50 1/8/2013 2:50PM

    Her father and mother are divorced and angry dad says I want DG to be a "hillbilly nurse"to some old "geezers"!She told him herself she would rather do something for someone that matters.He thinks when she comes to visit I work on her head???I told him I gave her the choice to visit with the people or stay in the day room.I would never have her around anyone unstable.

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/8/2013 2:27PM

    That's wonderful ! It seems like your granddaughter takes after her wonderful grandma !! Why would her father be upset that she was doing something kind and selfless ? Or was he more concerned that his daughter wanted to work in an elder care facility instead of say being a lawyer or some other money making professional ?

Sheesh, why the worry ? She's only 15. Who knows what she'll be doing 10 years from now. but one thing for sure, she'll be a compassionate person. And that's what this world needs more of. We need more compassionate decent people.

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MARTY728 1/8/2013 2:27PM

    "angry Dad" needs to an attitude adjustment. WOW!

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LIVELAUFLUV 1/8/2013 2:26PM

    I love that she wants to help people! You are doing a great job inspiring her!

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SUECHRIS50 1/8/2013 2:09PM

    If ya'll want to help someone,anyone,nursing homes,schools,soup kitchens
pet shelters,you dont have to do anything big!it can be buying school supplies,underwear and leggings for the pre-k thru 4th grade(those oops days) and tissues.Believe me the teachers and school nurses will love you for it!

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