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Around Our Wyoming House
A scene from MorningStar of Jackson Hole’s “Science Thursday”…that week we inflated a balloon using the emissions from mixing vinegar (acid) and baking soda (base). On a separate occasion, ambassadors from the Kappa Kappa Gamma brought residents a lending library, and offered some history on their alumnae aassociation.
Veterans Day Lunch
Out to lunch at “The Kitchen” on Veterans Day, November 11, with the gang from MorningStar of Jackson Hole, after which we paid our respects at the Veteran’s Memorial on our town square, where local military conducted a six-gun salute.
Fremont Lake Trip
MorningStar of Jackson Hole took a spin around Fremont Lake (near Pinedale) on a perfectly gorgeous autumn day. “Great water fun,” residents commented for days after. “Let’s go again, come Spring.”
Masseuse Dale stopped by MorningStar of Jackson Hole the other day to work out all of our kinks. Ahhh.
Art Gallery Outing
MorningStar of Jackson Hole residents on a Art Gallery outing…the photographer told them to pose as though this gigantic grizzly was about to maul them. Apparently, reading a newspaper is a reverse psychology technique.
A Scenic Drive
Here’s a typical scenic drive for the residents of MorningStar of Jackson Hole. Nat, our Resident photographer, wanted to stop the bus and take pictures of the buffalo we met on the road.
Students from a local high school stopped by to make “Poppers” with our residents at MorningStar of Jackson Hole, shepherded in the process by Resident Ruth. It was her recipe, after all.
Seven residents from MorningStar of Jackson Hole visited the local Living Center to play BINGO with friends.
Harvest Fest 2016
MorningStar of Jackson Hole hosted its annual Harvest Festival in October. Our terrific chefs, Chase and Sal, prepared a delicious home-made chili and batches & batches of cornbread. Visiting guest Sonia Jensen enjoyed the cornbread so much she asked for the recipe! Residents donned costumes and hats with even Helen’s dog, Daisy, getting into the spirit with her tutu and orange Halloween sweatshirt. Jackson Mayor Sara Flitner attended and swapped stories with residents, Ruth and Bob. The beer bar was manned by local volunteer Patrick Delaney and featured local brews by Snake River Brewery. Resident photographer, Nathanial, shared a photo exhibit to top off the celebration.
Save the Date for Harvest Fest 2016
Please join us on Saturday, October 29, from 12:00–2:00 PM for the MorningStar of Jackson Hole Harvest Festival. Our cooks are busy planning our menu to include homemade chili, cornbread and cider. And we will feature local beers to celebrate the season. Just two days before Halloween, this is a great opportunity to try out your costumes and work out any kinks! Plan to come for pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and family photos. We warmly invite all family, friends and neighbors! For more info, please call Lisa at 307-699-0559.
Ready, Set, Slide
John and Carolyn playing shuffleboard at MorningStar of Jackson Hole.
Home on the Range
Bluegrass musician Andy Gabel performed at MorningStar of Jackson Hole at a recent Friday night Happy Hour. Even Ari, the cat, thoroughly enjoyed the event, while nestled by the hearth. Andy led us in a rousing round of “Home on the Range.” It occurred to us, as we were crooning that classic tune, how appropriate the lyrics are for us here at MorningStar. We do have deer, antelope and buffalo roaming about. We seldom hear discouraging words for we endeavor to build each other up instead. And, while we can’t completely escape the occasional cloudy day, we don’t get many here in Wyoming. Our Friday Happy Hours are open to newcomers; please drop by and say hello. For more information, email Lisa Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Lovers; Gun Slingers
We can’t get enough of art appreciation. And the Valley has a thorough repository of Great Art to offer. So every Wednesday we go abrowsin’. Most recently we went to Trailside Art Gallery where patrons can see a hand-crafted pinball/shootout machine valued at $22,000. For only 5 cents patrons can attempt a shoot out against oncoming grizzlies.
Lia (Life Enrichment Coordinator) rides the Jackalope in Dubois, WY, with residents looking on.
The girls seen here with their mother are four and six years old, and both budding musicians. And no wonder: their father played second violin at the Grand Teton Music Festival. These sweet girls put on two concerts for MorningStar of Jackson Hole, to our great delight.
Western Day at MorningStar of Jackson Hole (not that every day isn’t Western Day): Residents enjoyed dressing in western gear. Maintenance Director Greg demonstrated how cowboy hats are made and molded into shape. Then we all hopped our (motorized) horse and headed for the local rodeo.
The Glories of Symphonic Music
We feel so blessed to be part of the new symphony season as in-kind sponsors of the Grand Teton Music Festival. Here we are enjoying an open rehearsal at Harley Pavilion.
MorningStar of Jackson Hole has partnered with the Jackson Hole Arts Association in hosting a monthly senior art class in our community. All seniors—and all levels of skill—are welcome to join this vibrant exploration of art. We will welcome a rotating group of facilitators from the Arts Association, each an expert in a different medium: oil, watercolor, drawing, sculpture. Come get your hands dirty with us!
Go West, Be Wild
MorningStar of Jackson Hole patronized the famous Bar J Chuckwagon for a western BBQ and live show, while Bob befriended a grizzly.
The Great Unveiling
MorningStar of Jackson Hole marked the completion of its interior renovation by…what else, throwing a bash for our beloved residents (who put up with the dust and commotion), their families and our town at large. Matt Turner, Managing Partner of MorningStar Senior Living, was keynote speaker, with Chris Lanier, Executive Director playing emcee. We unveiled not only the fresh look to all of our common spaces but also the Tree of Life, MorningStar signature art that symbolizes and celebrates our mission. Here are a few scenes to give you a sense of the festivities.
On June 20 (the Summer Solstice), we reveled in a MorningStar-wide Uplifting Day to honor the memory-impaired. Morningstar of Jackson Hole’s event wrapped in visiting goats, live music and an art sale. Read more about our creative variety of “Longest Day” celebrations and fundraising efforts.
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