Category: Blog

Family News during Visiting Restrictions -Stay in Touch!

     Recreation staff are scheduling appointments for family/resident phone calls or Skype. These visits will start on Wednesday, March 25th. They can be scheduled from 1:30pm-3:30pm and will continue weekly Monday-Friday from 1:30pm-3:30pm until further notice.  If you are wishing to schedule a visit and we can make it work, we are also trying…

Spot the Robin!

The month of spring is coming up.  We all know March can be anything; full of snow and bluster or warm and rainy with the promise of spring. The robins in our parking lot Bradford pear trees blend in with last years browned leaves and dark fruit.  Robins don’t always migrate but these ones were…

Almost February

Our featured image is a project in progress for Valentine’s Day by our talented Creekside resident June. January is long and dare I say a bit gloomy this year. Our temperatures soared above zero and dropped to chilling lows like a roller coaster. Rain, freezing rain and heavy snow kept us housebound.  But lots went…

Christmas Season Wrap up

    What a whirlwind of activity we had at St. Joseph’s at Fleming this season.  We kicked it off with the Christmas card dedication and craft sale in November and ended with a lively entry into the new decade with a festive New Year’s Eve party with The Shamrockers.  It looks like January will…

Where did the Year Go?

    It hardly seems possible that 2019 will soon come to an end. The month began with a real blast of winter to get us into the mood for Christmas decorating.  But before that we held our very own Remembrance Day Ceremony.  This has been a cherished St. Joseph’s at Fleming event for many…

October

October brings the end of the colorful fall season. Leaves are at their most flamboyant at the beginning and by Halloween the trees are bare silhouettes against an ever darkening skyline. We started here with Octoberfest and ended with the “scariest” of all days. In between there were many concerts, socials,  and the annual resident…

September Highlights

  It was a cool start to September, but we stayed warm and busy here.  The month saw the annual butter tart party, a series of musical performances and the biannual Celebration of Life. We even had a salsa and chip party with salsa from our own green tomatoes.  Our young apple trees are producing…

Summer Falls into Autumn

Summer is closing and the feeling of Fall is definitely in the air.  May and June were so cold and wet it seemed we barely got any summer at all. We did get enough heat to bring on the flowers and fruit trees.  The sunflowers on the balconies bloomed and I think a few tomatoes…

Summer Fair

St. Joseph’s at Fleming held it’s annual summer fair complete with all the fun and games of the Peterborough exhibition.  All we lacked was a Ferris wheel! Fortune telling, roulette spins, shooting gallery, photo booth and even cotton candy. Produce table was a little thin but then it was still only July.  That watermelon must…

Summer Arrives

    June ends with a glorious entry into summer.  Our gardens are looking lush and inviting….so I guess the rain had a hand in that! Cool weather kept lilacs blooming for weeks. Hopefully  we can now get into a little summer warmth. It has been a month of parties and celebrations with the Volunteer…