January 2017 Update
All of the staff at La Posada Assisted Living wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!
Message from Our Clinical Director
I wanted to take some time to wish all of our wonderful residents and their families a very Happy New Year. I also wanted to take some time to thank all of the wonderful families that have trusted La Posada Assisted Living with your loved ones’ care. I want you to know we do not take this job lightly, and we strive for excellence each and every day. As we bring in the new year together, I wanted to let everyone know that I am always open to suggestions for our Assisted Living Facility. I have an open door policy, so please come see me, or call for any of your needs or concerns. Thank you so much for being a part of our family here at La Posada Assisted Living.
Bertha Lewis, RN/BSN, Clinical Director for Mesilla Valley Hospice and La Posada Assisted Living
The holidays are gone, but not the memories. I want to take this opportunity to reflect on some of the events that made the holidays special for our La Posada residents.
Thanksgiving is a special time here at La Posada. Our kitchen staff prepared a traditional Thanksgiving meal for our residents and their families. Over 60 people were served, and everyone enjoyed the meal and had a great time.
On December 1st our volunteers arrived ready to begin the task of decorating for Christmas. After they had finished, everyone commented on how beautiful the decorations were.
December also had many special activities for our residents to enjoy. We had several visits from local choral groups who came and performed. On December 20th we had a holiday cookie social. Invitations were sent out inviting everyone to bring their favorite holiday cookies to share. The response was overwhelming, and the result was that everyone had a fantastic time. The opportunity was also taken for the staff to present each resident with a personal gift. We kept our kitchen staff busy during the month of December. As a treat to our residents, three buffet style meals were planned for the first three Mondays of the month. The kitchen was also busy preparing special meals for Christmas Day, and for New Year’s Day. All of these meals received rave reviews by our residents.
- On January 5th Frank Lovato, our volunteer classical guitarist, returns after a leave of absence. He will be serenading our residents every Thursday at 11am.
- On January 12th the Cactus Chords will be performing at 11am for our assisted living residents. They are a barbershop quartet, and have received recognition for their work.
- On January 20th we will have an inauguration watch party in the morning. Refreshments will be served.
- February 14th is Valentine’s Day, and something special is in the works for our residents. I will keep you informed.
Two new residents will be calling La Posada home this month. This will bring us up to nine residents. We still have rooms available. If you know of anyone that is looking for, or needs an assisted living facility, please let them know about us. We will be glad to discuss options with them and give them a tour.