The weather is finally warming up, giving way to sunny skies, short sleeves and many outdoor activities. Now that we have emerged from the harsh winter that hit Southeastern Pennsylvania – the annual picnics at Artman and Paul’s Run Retirement Community drew hundreds of people celebrating the on-set of summer.
Paul’s Run, Liberty Lutheran’s continuous care retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, was transformed into a colorful carnival. Young and young at heart were treated to fun food like cotton candy, exciting games such as a dunk tank and bounce tent, and activities such as face painting and dancing. The damp weather didn’t damper anyone’s spirits – nothing but big smiles on everyone’s faces here!
At Artman, Liberty’s senior community in Ambler, Montgomery County, more than 200 residents, loved ones, staff and family members gathered for a boardwalk-themed picnic. Picnic-goers enjoyed boardwalk favorites like fudge and cotton candy, hamburgers and hotdogs, lemonade and iced tea, as well as games like the ring toss and sand art-making.
The residents actually voted for the boardwalk theme, each neighborhood made a poster to represent the theme, and then the posters were voted on by residents and staff. The winning poster was then turned into a postcard invitation.
“It meant a lot to the residents to bring everyone together – their family at Artman and their loved ones and family members,” said Katelyn McKinley, Artman’s Director of Community Life. “The weather was beautiful, 75 degrees and sunny. You couldn’t ask for anything more.”