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Psynergy celebrates Spring in many ways!

Care baskets
Kindness Post cards

April 25, 2019 - We enjoy sharing this memo from Nueva Vista Morgan Hill Program Director Cathy Adams with our families and neighbors in Morgan Hill.  Thanks to the entire Program staff for all you do!

Hi all,

It's been a busy and joyful month at NVMH.  We started off to the crack of a bat hitting a baseball in a major league game and never slowed down. Our Program Coordinator, Ashley, planned a major outing to see the San Francisco Giants play the San Diego Padres in honor of a special resident's lifelong love of baseball. He had plenty of company as all the participants, staff and residents alike, thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Pablo Sandoval is not an elegant runner, but the man sure can slide into second when it matters.

We celebrated Easter in multiple ways. In Community Connections, we filled Easter baskets for children in our community who are receiving services associated with domestic violence. We donated 16 overflowing baskets ahead of time to Community Solutions to distribute for the holiday. Here at the residence, we had a high-speed egg hunt, a spectacular Easter brunch, outdoor games, crafts and root beer floats.

Our outings included Ashley’s and my personal favorite--Boba, Pizza in the Park, and The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Appropriate to this hub of conservation, we visited on Earth Day.

Speaking of Earth Day, Ashley was right on it, organizing all of us in Community Connections to do a neighborhood trash clean up. We filled our bags and refreshed with something cool to drink upon return. The residents all articulated feeling extremely positive about helping our community and our world in this way.

True to Spring Time:  the photo of the mother goose and her baby was taken today at one of our Pizza in the Park outings that we combine with feeding the ducks and geese.  These feathered park dwellers perhaps eat a little healthier than the rest of us as we provide them with species-appropriate food from the feed store. Our Easter table settings included fresh calla lilies, and the Kindness Post cards contained some wildflower seeds in honor of the spirit of renewal.

We hope this email finds you feeling hopeful and renewed. Working closely with our residents daily sends us home equally tired from a good day's work and inspired to keep returning to see what gifts they present the next day.

Happy Spring!