Entries by Countryside Nursing Home

Games with Karen!

If you’ve seen any of Countryside’s Monthly Activities Calendars, “Games with Karen” is almost always a part of the weekend lineup. For years, Karen has been a part of the staff at Countryside who doubles as our fabulous weekend game host. We interviewed Karen on the creative ways she keeps our residents entertained.   How and when did […]

September Activities Calendar

We’re sad to see the end of summer, but are very excited for everything we’ve got planned in September! Our fingers are crossed for better weather (muggy August didn’t allow for as many Porch Parties as expected), and we have FIVE birthdays to celebrate. We’ll also be closing out the month with Oktoberfest, how fun! […]

2016 Friends & Family Cookout

Last week we had an incredible time at our annual Friends & Family cookout. Between residents, staff, and family we hosted over 130 people – a record high attendance for us! In addition to delicious BBQ there was a spectacular performance by Toni, Paul, and Joe (relatives of Maria) who wowed the crowd with a […]

Midas the Therapy Dog

This week we’re highlighting one of our favorite friends, Midas the therapy dog! Might-but-gentle, Midas is an 11 year old Husky, Shepard mix who was rescued from a shelter by his owner Judy. They’ve been paying  the ladies at Countryside a visit every Friday morning after Midas earned his “Canine Good Citizen Certificate” 4 years ago. […]

August Activities Calendar

Hard to believe it’s already August! We’re squeezing in as many summer activities as we can, starting off with our annual Friends & Family Cookout this Saturday. We look forward to this day every year and can’t wait to see everyone again! Check out the rest of our activities lineup in the August Calendar.

4th of July Festivities!

Last week we celebrated America’s birthday and showed off our patriotism in style! Our Activities Director Kathy brought out festive 4th of July props and decorations, which led to an impromptu photoshoot! See a few of our favorite shots from the day below.  

July 2016 Activities Calendar

Happy July! The month has already been off to a great start for us here at Countryside. We celebrated the Fourth in style and will be posting pictures of the festivities soon. The fun doesn’t stop there! Check out our calendar below for a full schedule of events, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for […]

Planting Tomatoes with Mike!

Everyone knows that at Countryside, one of our all-time favorite summer activities is gardening! Last week, one of our long-time friends Mike came to help the ladies plant tomatoes in our backyard. For the past year, Mike has been coming every week as a volunteer with St. Bridget’s Church in Framingham to help out with […]

June Activities Calendar

June 2016 Activities Can you believe June is finally here? This summer we have many outdoor activities planned – Bocce, Golfing, Horseshoes, you name it! We’ll be taking every chance we get for fun in the sun.    We have three birthdays to celebrate (ice cream anyone?) as well as some exciting guests, so be sure […]

Visit from Pinefield Garden Club

Every year, the wonderful ladies from Pinefield Garden Club visit to help get our outdoor space summer-ready. After April (and even May) showers, it was great to get some long overdue sunshine!   Everyone worked together on filling the flower pots and planting them in the backyard, which is now more beautiful than ever. We are thankful for the […]