Posts by: Silvia Duenas

July 25, 2017

Caribbean Family Night

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Another outstanding Family Night at The Inn. We gathered in the lobby at 4:00pm along with family and friends to enjoy the tropical atmosphere including Caribbean music with a steel drum player. Everyone was greeted at the entrance with leis and flowers. Photographs by Lisa were taken in front of a Caribbean themed back drop and with photo props. Caribbean infused […]

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July 21, 2017

Artist of the Month

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Known as the man of a thousand faces, Sam Feder is July’s Artist of the month. An extraordinary man with an extraordinary life. Sam began his career in the Coast Guard as a Radioman 3rd Class in Atlantic City, NJ, where he met his bride. They are married 73 years. His life has been filled with many great experiences. He is […]

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July 12, 2017

Dancing with Steve

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We are so fortunate to have Steve Udell as a volunteer at The Inn. He is an amazing friend to all of us here. He comes every Monday to call bingo and now continues to share his love of dancing with us. We all enjoyed our monthly program “Dancing with Steve”.

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May 30, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

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Most people think of Memorial Day as a day to have barbeques and gatherings with family and friends as they enjoy a day off of work. At The Inn, we also enjoyed a delicious Memorial Day lunch cookout and then we joined together with family and friends for very special Memorial Day program. We watched two very moving videos that left […]

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May 11, 2017

Therapy Llamas Visit The Inn Residents

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This was an encounter to remember. The beautiful, hairy therapy llamas came for a visit. They gave kisses and lots of love and attention to all of us at The Inn. Cathy and her wonderful assistants were very patient and caring. They took the time to educate us about the llamas and answer questions regarding the three llamas that came out today. […]

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March 30, 2017

Tie Dye Day

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It was a creative and fun day for the staff and residents of The Inn. Our tie dye day began on Wednesday, March 22nd when residents tied and dyed their own t-shirts. Everyone used a different rubber band tying technique. After the dye was added, we used saran wrap to wrap the t-shirts until they were dried over […]

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March 21, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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Green beer, Irish soda bread, great friends and holiday music are always a great part of any St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Residents sang along to the songs that brought back memories, like the “Orange and the Green,” “Danny Boy,” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and lots more. We love the way they gather and sing and share stories. We’re […]

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February 24, 2017

Valentine’s Day

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A fun filled day that started with making and decorating cup cakes quickly developed into a whole day celebrating Valentine’s Day! With every beat of each song, Angela Burns sang with passion. Residents sang along with Angela and enjoyed the many different balloon twisted animals and flowers by Joe. Topping off the evening was a trip to […]

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January 31, 2017

Lake Pointe Woods Chili Cook-Off

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There is no better way to keep warm on a cold afternoon than with chili. Today we had our Annual Chili Cook-Off by the pool. Participating in the event were the following departments: Administration, Marketing, Dining, Nursing and Community Life (Town Center and The Inn), and residents were the judges. Ballots were handed out with instructions on the voting. One sample was handed out […]

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January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!

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We welcomed the New Year, 2017, with singing and dancing. Residents sang along with our entertainer, Arun during our New Year’s celebration. We topped it off with a champagne toast and the sound of blowing horns. We wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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November 29, 2016

Birthday Celebrations

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Thanksgiving is over but the celebrations continue. Our monthly birthday celebrations are great. Residents gather to sing “Happy Birthday” to their friends and neighbors. Cake and refreshments are served and the entertainment begins. Arun is a local entertainer who knows the good old songs they enjoy. Everyone sings and some even dance. There is nothing like a birthday celebration to bring […]

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November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Ceremony

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America is beautiful and we honor the Veterans who have fought and continue fight to keep it that way. Not a dry eye in the room as the video of war hero’s played on the screen. Veterans of the Town Center gathered with The Inn Veterans on this special day to honor each branch of the Armed Forces in […]

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October 31, 2016

Halloween Family Night

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It was a spooktacular night at The Inn. We enjoyed great entertainment with keyboard player Arun. Our wonderful residents gathered at The Inn lobby for spirits and appetizers before a magnificent dinner in the main dinning room. Dinner consisted of a choice of either salmon and shrimp jambalaya or coffee rubbed pork tenderloin. No matter which you chose, it was a howling […]

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September 28, 2016

Consider the Possibility of Drama for Laughter

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This is Active Aging Week and today we celebrated with Considering the Possibility of Drama for Laughter. A little drama, a lot of laughter. With so many props to choose from, each of our ladies chose what appealed best to them. Each group was given a scenario and a choice of characters to play. The first person to […]

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September 16, 2016

Picnic at Turtle Beach

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A had a great picnic lunch at Turtle Beach. We enjoyed boxed lunches made by our chefs at The Inn. The weather was just right and the view from the pier was beautiful. It was a great afternoon for our residents to enjoy.

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September 12, 2016

Remembering September 11th, 2001

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A day we will never forget. Residents of The Inn gathered in the ice cream parlor for a moment of silence for the victims of that tragic day. Guest speaker Rachel Dermody, Human Resource Director at The Fountains, shared about a survivor of the Pentagon attack who was a close friend of hers. There wasn’t a […]

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July 29, 2016

Chocolate Day at The Inn

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There is nothing sweeter than a Chocolate Day at The Fountains. So much to choose from… chocolate ice-cream, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate candy & chocolate syrup! Some enjoyed just the ice-cream, while others tried it all. This was a perfect day to celebrate all the chocolate lovers delights.  Our residents filled the ice cream parlor to enjoy our chocolate […]

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July 1, 2016

Meet the Staff: Lissett Idarraga, Server at The Inn

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Today’s honorary guest speaker was Lissett Idarraga. Lissett is a server at The Inn. She has been with The Fountains for 3 months. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming and taking care of her precious  daughter. Lissett shared with us about her life and her darling little girl who has Muscular Dystrophy. Isabella (Lissett’s daughter) is 3 years old and was born at 31 weeks. She […]

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June 28, 2016

Happy June Birthdays

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At the end of each month we celebrate all the birthdays of the month. Today was the celebration for our June birthdays. It’s very nice to see residents in the community sharing in this special time. Along with cake and refreshments, we enjoyed music by Jumpin’ Joey. Music that brings back the good ole’ days. Quite a few of the residents […]

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June 3, 2016

Meet the Staff: Olga Correa, Housekeeping

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Olga is an part of our Watermark Family. She has been a house keeper at The Fountains from the time she came to Sarasota from Columbia 10 years ago. She is an essential part of our community. She loves to dance and enjoys going to the beach with her family and friends. Olga really cares about the residents […]

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May 31, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a day to respect and honor those that have given their lives for our country. We honor the ones that are presently fighting for our freedom today and we thank them. While memorial day is a day to give honor, we also enjoy the freedom we have. Today at The Inn, we listened to […]

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May 31, 2016

The Inn Art Show

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The Art Exhibit at The Inn was magnificent! Works included oil paintings, watercolor, as well as a variety of knitting, quilting and recycled art. The opening champagne reception brought spectators to amazement. We have so much talent in our community. Thank you to our residents that participated in the art show. We appreciate how you enrich our lives!

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May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Señors y señoras, let the celebrations begin! Our traditional Cinco de Mayo Celebration at The Inn began with dancing the Mexican hat dance. It looks a lot easier than it is! Mockerita’s were served along with chips and salsa. We enjoyed Mexican music and lots of dancing. Ole’!

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May 3, 2016

April Birthday Celebration

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Every month we celebrate our residents monthly birthdays. It is a time to reflect and rejoice in each year we are given. Our celebration began with gathering our residents celebrating birthdays and singing Happy Birthday with friends, family and staff. After refreshments and cake, the celebration continued with music by Arun. A fun and engaging time to sing-a-long and […]

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May 2, 2016

Trip to Saint Augustine

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Residents boarded the motor coach departing to St. Augustine early Monday morning. We arrived at the Courtyard Marriott just in time to check in and freshen up. Shortly after, we headed for a private Trolley Tour of the Saint Augustine historic district. There is so much to do and see: the cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, and unique […]

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March 14, 2016

Tea, Tales & Treasure

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We had a lovely afternoon at The Inn. Talented ladies displayed their unique novelties and shared their stories. We have so many interesting and creative residents. From doll making to painting to needle point and card making, every item came from their creative talents. Everything was simply beautiful!

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February 29, 2016

Extraordinary Outing to Manatee Viewing Center

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TECO (Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center), is a spot where the warm waters welcome in the manatees. It was a very exciting day for residents of The Inn. We encountered over 30 manatees on this trip. With the weather changing as much as it has in this past week, we were surprised to see as many manatees as we […]

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February 19, 2016

Hermit Crab Demonstration

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Katty Shelton, our Housekeeping Supervisor, displayed Hermit Crabs at The Inn today. She gave information about Hermit Crabs and demonstrated how they are cared for. She showed us where they live, the food they eat and even talked about her first encounter with them. Before working at The Fountains, Katty worked in a factory that provides Hermit Crabs and the essentials for these […]

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January 29, 2016

Superhero Day at The Inn

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Our theme for this month was Superhero Day. Although we have many superhero’s at The Inn, they don’t always wear masks and capes. Today however, some of our staff and residents participated by dressing up in costumes. It was a lot of fun! Our top winner was William Steinberg. He received a Superhero t-shirt. All residents at the event received superhero tattoos and superhero candies. We look […]

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December 29, 2015

Catch a Rising “Chef”

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Meet Kiara Reed, Caregiver and Rising Chef. Kiara loves to bake in her spare time. Today, she prepared a Red Velvet Cheesecake. Step-by-step, Kiara explained the process as she combined the ingredients before mixing them. Once the cake went in the oven, the room was quiet. Excited residents waited patiently for a taste of the delicious red velvet […]

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December 17, 2015

Elvis Appears at The Inn for a Christmas Family Night

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Elvis made his usual exciting and entertaining appearance at The Fountains Inn. Wonderful memories of the Elvis days were had by all. Everyone was singing along and enjoying the festivities of the season. Family and friends engaged in great conversation before dinner in the lobby, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Great food, great entertainment and great company!

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December 16, 2015

Julie Rohr Academy Performance

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Our intergenerational program went full swing with the Julie Rohr Academy story time performance. The 5 and 6 year old children were on target as they followed the guidance of the teacher. What a performance! Rising stars in the making.

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December 16, 2015

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Day Care Visit

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It’s a wonderful time of the year. Sarasota Memorial Hospital Day Care returned to The Inn for a Holiday performance. They sang with joy and touched our hearts. Their smiles and hugs were priceless. We look forward to your return.

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December 1, 2015

Extraordinary Outing to Disney World!

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Fun, fun, and more fun! Residents and staff enjoyed a beautiful day at Disney World in Orlando. The weather was cool and it wasn’t very crowded. The best part of the trip however was the laughter and smiles on our residents faces. Priceless!

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November 11, 2015

Tribute to Veterans

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We honored our Veterans on this 11th day of November at 11:00am in the Key West Auditorium. Our assembly provided a tribute to our Armed Forces.  Donald Bailey, a resident of The Inn, delivered a beautiful remembrance speech of his service to the Marines. We give thanks and honor to all the men and women who have served our […]

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November 9, 2015

El Amparo Farms

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A great way to spend an afternoon. Assisted Living residents enjoyed an afternoon at the farm. Mr. & Mrs. Varon welcomed our residents as they disembarked the bus. Chairs were awaiting our arrival and neighbors gathered to greet us. They shared information on the Pasofino horses, the training and how long they have been in business. Luis had Melody (Pasofino […]

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November 6, 2015

What do Scriptures Reveal? Lecture by Sam Feder

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Many years ago, Sam Feder visited London where he found an old bible in an antique store. The bible was published in 1674, it is the closest writings to Christ setting the stage. Matthew 24:3 (NIV) As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,”they said,” when will this […]

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October 30, 2015

Halloween Contest

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Residents competed for the best costume and best pumpkin. Staff members competed for the best costume. Jeanne Cooper won the prize for the best resident costume. Lauren Pellicot, Concierge, won best staff costume. Philomena Caiati won best pumpkin. Everyone looked great! Lots of fun, music and treats! Congratulations to all our winners!

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October 30, 2015

Trick-or-Treaters

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Childcare visited the residents yesterday. They paraded in costumes for our residents’ enjoyment. They sang for them and made them gifts. A very nice treat. We look forward to their next visit!

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October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Masterpieces

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Residents at The Inn gathered this afternoon to create their Pumpkin Masterpieces. Paint, glister and lots of creative thoughts went into these beauties.  It will be hard to pick a winner. Voting will begin tomorrow. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m. Good luck to all our contestants!

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October 16, 2015

Oktoberfest Family Night

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Fun, fun, fun! Residents and family members gathered poolside for our Oktoberfest Famiy Night. Live music by accordionist Frank Padula made the Oktoberfest a delight. There were smiles everywhere. Our culinary team created the perfect menu for this event. An assortment of German beer, pretzels and mustard, bratwursts and sauerkraut, in addition to German chocolate cake were some of the items on the menu. The Fountains staff, […]

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September 22, 2015

Fashion Show

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BonWorth, Retailer of Quality Ladies Apparel, showcased their upcoming clothing line on Saturday, September 19th, at The Fountains Inn. Residents, staff, family and friends of our beautiful Assisted Living models gathered as the ladies displayed the designer outfits. Accessories were also provided by BonWorth. The event was a success. This was our first Fashion Show […]

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September 22, 2015

Best of 2015 Award

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Did you know that The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods was awarded Best Senior Living and Assisted Living in Sarasota? The Senior Advisor.com Best of 2015 Award recognizes senior living and home care providers who receive consistently high ratings and positive reviews from residents, families, and visitors. This exclusive designation is awarded to less than one percent […]

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September 22, 2015

Assisted Living Week

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What a fun and exciting week! Residents at The Inn celebrated Assisted Living Week starting with a National Breakfast Month on Monday featuring a delicious egg, potato and cheese casserole and grits. Picture Me Baby match game on Tuesday consisting of a guess who this baby is. Lunch at Café Del Sol on Wednesday, Laughter is the […]

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September 4, 2015

Meet the Staff — This Month Claudia Varon

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Every month we feature a selected staff member to share their lives with our residents. This month, Claudia Varon, a Caregiver for The Fountains Inn, shared about her family, her gifts and talents. Claudia is a very talented woman who has worked for The Fountains for over 9 years. She is hard working, has a great […]

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July 22, 2015

Eco Tour

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It is a wonderful way to start your day. Our community is filled with beautiful fountains, lakes, trees, flowers, birds, squirrels and even butterflies. The Eco Tour is intended to offer our residents insight into our environment, and to foster a greater appreciation of our beautiful campus.  

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July 20, 2015

Casino Family Night

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Rolls of the dice horse racing, a spin of the roulette wheel, a hit, stand or bust in black jack or bingo. Pick your game, everyone is a winner at The Inn “Casino Family Night”. Family members gathered in the lobby for an unforgettable game night. There was laughter, smiles and great conversations everywhere. Residents […]

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July 10, 2015

Visit from Redeemer Lutheran Childcare

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It is a beautiful day at The Fountains everyday and especially when we have a group of smiling children visit. They traveled all the way from Englewood to sing for our residents. We enjoyed their singing and dancing and hope they return to visit us again soon.

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June 15, 2015

High Tea with Donna

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Residents at The Inn gathered in the Upper Resident Lounge for an afternoon of great conversations and delightful treats and tea.

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