Christmas Activities at Hickory Glen
You can tell it’s the Holiday Season at Hickory Glen was wonderful. There are so many activities. On December 8th, we started the day with our knitting and crotchet circle where residents enjoyed making items for the season. Minutes later, we ventured off to listen to Christmas music performed by the Lutheran High School Choir. The “youngins”, as our residents call them, did an enjoyable performance. “I have a musical background so I’ve always loved music. I particularly loved the madrigals because it had a balanced blend of boys and girls. I was really impressed because I couldn’t do what they were doing,” Mary Lou M., a Hickory Glen resident said, after the performance.
After lunch, we had another performance called the Sleigh Ride slide and music presentation. The room was filled with the soothing sound of the golden saxophone. “The performer is from my hometown in Hillsboro and I loved every moment of his performance,” Nadine B. said. Tom and Darlene E, guests of ours, who joined us this festive season said, “It was wonderful and calming.”
Later that evening, our Guest Chef, Shaun Moore, came up with a bold menu that included: Sage rubbed pork loin with herb cider glaze, Tuscan braised beef with red wine sauce served with caramelized shallot mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. “Dinner was out of this world. I need that recipe!” Nadine B. said. One of our chefs in the kitchen, Barb A, said, “Cooking was exciting and I learned a lot from the Guest Chef while preparing the meal.” A server of ours, Schella, talked about enjoying the enthusiasm the residents and guests experienced.
To close up the evening, we had harpist Jan Mulrooney-Kuhn play beautifully and elegantly. Hickory Glen is the place to be. If you’re in town on December 15, come join us for Happy Hour with Ed Clark at 2pm. Happy Holidays!!