After 57 years on our lovely grounds in Terra Linda, our well-loved building is showing some signs of being TOO well-loved! We are replacing the roof, updating carpeting and furniture, and painting the hallways. The Care Center will have an expansion of the activity areas and other improvements. A lovely color scheme has been selected; samples will be on view in the front parlor soon. We are looking forward to the upgrade and will keep you posted about the progress.
From Bach to the Beatles, the orchestral compositions played by the Mill Valley Middle School chamber orchestra wowed the audience at Nazareth House. The award winning group, led by Director Phoebe Dong, delighted us all with their musicality and professionalism. A big thank you to the Director, musicians, and parents who made the concert possible.
In combination with our residents, nutritional adviser, and a senior dining expert, we have enhanced the Nazareth House dining experience! Entree choices have increased, new recipes have been added, and service is more individualized. Old favorites like our homebaked scones, spaghetti bolognese, and spinach salads are of course still offered. We hear everyday: “The food is great!”. The Dinner Meal is served at noon. Guests and visitors are welcome, please call to arrange.
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who live the Core Values of the Sisters of Nazareth in their service to the Nazareth House community. From answering phones, to hosting cocktail parties, to running the Gift Shop, volunteers show LOVE, HOSPITALITY, RESPECT, COMPASSION, PATIENCE, AND JUSTICE day in and day out. You are appreciated!!
They saved their pennies and spare change for a year, feeding the piggy bank until bursting. They collected $500, and a match from the Sisters brought the amount to $1,000! During a recent Resident Council meeting, with pride, they presented a check to the local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Shown here are our Chaplain Rev. Robert Kevin White happily handing over the donation to Peter Gallagher, Board Member St. Vincent de Paul. We are proud of our residents for their kindness and generosity.
Our bi-monthly birthday celebration in August was lively with Dave Marty on banjo playing lots of familiar tunes. Dave is an inductee in the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame, and when you hear him play, you know why! Thanks to Dave and to the gracious Nazareth House Auxiliary birthday committee volunteers who decorated beautifully and served a most delicious fresh fruit cake! You can hear Dave at this site:
Nazareth House was recognized by the Marin Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America for the proper display of the American Flag. Anna Nguyen, Executive Director, attended the MOA luncheon and accepted the award. Thank you to neighbor Bill Wickley for nominating us, and Donald Bibeault for presenting the award. It has been our pleasure to fly the colors for 55 years!
Residents at Nazareth House can choose to participate in a variety of planned activities, can pursue solitary hobbies, or can enjoy a pick-up card game or afternoon chat in one of the House living rooms. A daily calendar of events is available at breakfast or on CCTV to help in planning the day. August’s special outing will be a trip to the Bay Model. There is something for everyone at Nazareth House.