Hello everyone. Welcome to your December newsletter and Happy Holidays to each of you.
It always amazes me how time never slows. We sometimes measure our timeframes in seasons or holidays but no matter how you measure time it flies by and what just seemed like the warmth of summer is now the edge of winter. As I write you we are anticipating Thanksgiving and the excitement of spending time with those we love and probably eating a little too much of everything. Robin, her staff and many others are working hard to be ready for our Holiday Bazaar on Saturday December 7th. It looks to be a great event with many wonderful crafts, food and fun. I hope to see you all there.
Our staff and leadership have been working behind the scenes to develop a plan for the next year and the result of this work has developed three major focuses. Performance Excellence, Business Development and Workforce Focus. During the next year smaller committees will work on specific goals to improve everything we do at John Clarke. I will be speaking to all of you more about this in the weeks to come.
Our more immediate plans are to have a fun filled December with many wonderful activities and events to celebrate the season and our religious celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah. Please take a look at the enclosed calendar for specific days and times of activities and most importantly when Santa will be visiting John Clarke.
I would like to recognize our Whatever it Takes winner for November Pam Maxson. Pam works in Activities and is such an important part of John Clarke. Her contributions to resident life is enormous. Thanks Pam for all you do.
In closing I hope you enjoy all that is happening here at John Clarke during the month and I wish each of you the very best of the holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.
Best wishes, Hugh Hall