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Getman Home to plant new garden

June 26, 2010
Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The annual picnic for the residents of the Getman Home took place June 10 instead of the monthly board meeting, with many members from both boards present.

The residents went to the Kingsboro Golf Club for their monthly luncheon with transportation provided by some of the board members.

During May, the residents played bingo, took walks, watched movies, had sing-a-longs, had exercise class, listened to music and played the Nintendo Wii.

The residents had their monthly wine and cheese party during May.

The church services during May were provided by lay leader Margaret Teetz, the Rev. Donald Czelusniak, the Rev. Chris Hamm and the Rev. Earl Johnson.

Patricia George was recently admitted as a new resident.

The birthday of Ellen Alvard was celebrated Friday. Laura Ryan's birthday will be celebrated Wednesday.

The garden committee - consisting of Linda Fisher, Gloria Santa Maria and Ellen Funke - took on the project of enhancing the Laura Peters Memory Garden and putting a garden in to balance the front of the home. They also put in a new garden on the driveway side by the porch and transferred peonies and hostas to the outside of the walkway in front of the Laura Peters Memory Garden.

Donations for the garden were received from the following: Many different perennials, Sunday Blackman; a perennial from each board member; mulch from Curtiss Lumber; solar lights from Gloversville True Value; light purple lilac tree starts from Elaine Yonally from B. Lodge Co. store in Albany; and dark purple lilac tree starts from veterinarian Debbie Lichtenberg from Belham, Mass.

Board member Linda Fisher contacted the Daughters of the American Revolution and they are going to donate a new American flag to hang from the porch.

Director Linda Conroy reported new carpet was put in two bedrooms.

Maintenance man Nelson Morgan made and donated a white glider with two chairs and a table for the residents to enjoy on the porch. He also made a birdhouse to put in the Laura Peters Memory Garden.

There will be no board meetings during July and August.

Vacancies and limited respite care are available for both men and women. Anyone interested in the opportunities available can pick up an application and tour the home, or call Conroy at 725-9114 for more information.

The next board meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 2.



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