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Variety show entertains residents, families at Prairie Ridge

On Wednesday, August 9, Prairie Ridge Care Center hosted its very first resident/family variety show – outside! The weather was perfect — as was the stage, sound system, and ice cream treats.
The “acts” were of varied types (and skills) including …
  • “The Crazy Hair Ladies” by our contracted beauticians + one of our activity assistants
  •  An original poem by one of our activity assistants
  •  A trio by one of our hostesses, her husband, and a friend – accompanied by the friend’s husband on the piano
  •  A humorous solo by our Food Service Manager
  •  A duet by a resident’s son (from Arizona!) and one of our volunteers – accompanied on the piano by his 93-year-old mom who is a resident at Prairie Ridge
  •  Jokes told by one of our nurses
  •  A trumpet & clarinet duet by the husband of one of our hostesses and a friend
  •  A humorous solo by our Administrator
  •  A humorous ventriloquist act and song by the daughter-in-law of one of our residents
  •  A cello duet by the daughter-in-law and granddaughter of one of our residents
  •  A humorous song by several of the Prairie Ridge leadership team
  •  A humorous duet by a Prairie Ridge CNA and nurse
    The evening was organized by our brilliant and creative Activity Leaders Cheri Brunsting and Nichelle De Jager. They used the sound system from Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community (also on our Senior Care Campus), borrowed a flatbed from Chase Lumber (they even put the plywood on it to make it a good floor!), and borrowed the steps from First Reformed.
According to Char Ten Clay, Administrator and Director of Senior Care, “It was a BLAST! Look at the size of that crowd!”