As we’re saying goodbye to summer, hello to a new season of change, and stepping into our 150th anniversary year in the U.S., we thought we’d do a little ‘Throwback Thursday’ to one of our favorite summer memories.
Here at the Home our Residents activity calendars are always chock full of great afternoon games, trips to the movies, lunches with friends, and so much more. With never a dull moment, there is always something for every personality, and Residents love picking their favorites to fill their calendars. Every once in a while, though, the staff gets a chance to join in the fun.
This year, for the first time, a group of employees got together to plan a special ‘Juneteenth’ program.
For a little backstory, if you’re unfamiliar with the holiday, Juneteenth takes place on June 19th and is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Initially, the celebration did not extend far beyond the African American community, but in more recent years more and more people are getting in on the fun and celebrating African American freedom and achievement.
Here at the Home, employees dressed in their most colorful, African-inspired garb, and gathered for a program of songs, a praise dance performance by local dancers, and talk of the historical significance of the day. A wonderful time was had by all!