Archived News & Events, November 2020

11.20.2020

Merakey’s Holiday Tree

This year, Merakey sponsored and decorated a holiday tree at the Christmas Light Up Celebration in Clinton, PA. This event has been a favorite yearly activity for many of the Merakey AVS locations. The drive-thru holiday light display is a one-mile path of seasonal characters and scenes, ending with a row of trees decorated by local community partners. Consumers staff members, and families decorated the Merakey tree with hand-made ornaments. Thanks to everyone who helped to create the ornaments and for decorating the tree, including Tammy Anderson, Tom Ford, and Jan and Dennis Harvilla. Merakey’s tree will be on display from November 19 – January 3, 2021.

Holiday Tree

11.20.2020

This is Jeopardy

Jeopardy has been a popular Zoom activity for weekly “Sign with Daria” sessions. In light of the recent news about the passing of host Alex Trebek, it seemed like a good week to watch a tribute video about him and to play the game in his honor. This particular Jeopardy game had a Thanksgiving theme and all the participants were able to recall signs to win in a category. Teresa remembered “turkey,” Carol knew “Thanksgiving,” and Chris remembered “mashed potatoes.” There were also categories to identify Thanksgiving and fall pictures, as well as questions about food that is served during Thanksgiving. Everyone had a great time remembering Alex Trebek and playing the game that he hosted for nearly four decades.

Jeopardy
Jeopardy
Jeopardy
11.13.2020

Being Crafty During These Times

Being Crafty During These Times

Merakey AVS Administrator Stacey Speer shopped for crafts and activities for several Western PA homes. With help from Administrative Assistant Val Loy, they sorted and packed the activities for the individuals.

Staying [social distancing] in our homes is difficult for everyone,” commented Stacey. “We’re hoping the activities will help pass the day and uplift their spirits, especially during hard times.

Thank you to the Walter F. and Ellen H. Nicoden Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation/Community Foundation of Westmoreland Co. for funding this project.

11.06.2020

Merakey AVS Celebrates Halloween

Residents from Countryview and Nolte Homes dressed up for Halloween.

Halloween at AVS