Home Happenings - March 2017

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Silex Community Care would like to wish all of our residents celebrating a birthday in the month of March a very Happy Birthday!  Barb F. 3/4, Sara B. 3/11, Dale A. 3/12, Pat J. 3/17, Carol S. 3/18, Barbie S. 3/23, Rose H. 3/27, Ruthann S. 3/27

We would like to congratulate our STAR of the Month for January, Ms. April Douglas!

There are quite a few important dates to remember this month...

  • 3/1 - Ash Wednesday
  • 3/2 - Read Across America
  • 3/8 - WalMart Shopping Day
  • 3/12 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
    • Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea of daylight savings time.  He got the idea while visiting France where people would get up earlier and go to bed earlier in order to save on candles.  However, it was in 1895 when the first modern day version of daylight savings time was proposed by George Hudson in New Zealand.
  • 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day
    • St. Patricks' Day celebrates a Christian saint named Patrick.  Patrick was a missionary who helped bring Christianity to Ireland.  He is the Patron Saint of Ireland.
  • 3/20 - Spring Begins

Here are some fun facts about the month of March: Aquamarine and Bloodstone are the birthstones for March, Daffodil is March's flower, Zodiac signs are Pisces and Aries, animals begin coming out of hibernation in March and many historical figures were born in March such as Albert Einstein, Vincent Van Gogh, James Madison, Dr. Seuss, Harry Houdini and Wyatt Earp.

 

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Home Happenings - February 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Silex Community Care News

Congratulations to the STAR of the Month for December 2016, Ms. Patsy Henry in Housekeeping!

 

Silex Community Care is a proud supporter of the Special Olympics.

 

Happy Birthday to the following residents and staff here at Silex Community Care; John M. 2/2, Tom P. 2/11, Taylor D. 2/13, Carol Jean H. 2/24, Donna P. 2/26 & McIntyre W. 2/26

 

Fun Facts about February

February is Black History Month.  Black History Month is a time when the contributions and achievements of African American people are celebrated.  Some famous African Americans in history are; Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Malcom X, Rosa Parks and Barack Obama.

 

February’s birthstone is Amethyst, flower is Primrose and zodiac signs are Aquarius and Pisces.

February is the shortest month of the year and is the third month of winter.

In the Southern Hemisphere, February is a summer month the equivalent to August.

Together with January, it was the last of the months added to the Roman calendar.

The largest American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, is held in February.

February is National Bird Feeding Month.

 

Important Dates

2/2 – Groundhog Day

2/5 – Super Bowl

2/14 – Valentine’s Day

2/20 – President’s Day

2/27 – Lent Begins

2/28 – Mardi Gras

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