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January Dates to Celebrate:
National Hot  Tea Month-Why don't you have a Tea Party-Serve different types of teas,try Mint,Lemon,Rasberry,and green teas.
Serve muffins and invite all your residents to reminise about when they were little girls and had tea parties.
National Soup Month- Have a cooking class and make Potato and Cheese Soup(recipe below).
Volunteer Blood Doner Month-Why don't you hold a blood drive at your facility. Call your local Red Cross to see if this is possible in your area.
Elvis Presley's Birth Anniversary-January 8th-
Why don't you have an Elvis Day at your facility.
Hire a local Elvis Impersonator(check the yellow pages under Entertainment/entertainers) to come in and entertain your residents,serve banana and peanut butter sandwiches.In the morning play elvis music during exercise class.Do elvis trivia(see below).
Martin Luther King Jr. Birth anniversary-Jan.15th-
Have a group discussion about the famous "I have a dream" speech. Get a copy and have a resident read it. Discuss what it meant to each person,what does it mean today,has it changed the way people think?Do M.L.K. jr trivia(see below).
National Pizza Week- January 18-24- Have a Pizza Party.Most pizza companys will give you a deal if you order alot of pizzas.Do pizza
Word Search (see below).

Elvis Trivia:
What was Elvis' middle name?
~ Arron
What is Elvis'home called?
~ Graceland
What was Elvis' first movie?
~ Loving you
Who was Elvis' only wife?
~ Priscella Presley
What was Elvis' mother's name?
~ Gladys
Was Elvis an only child?
~ No, he had a twin that died at birth.
Was Elvis in any branch of Government?
~Yes, he was in the Army.
How old was Elvis when he died?
What was Elvis' nick names?
~ Elvis the Pelvis or The King.
When was Elvis' T.V.comeback?
~in 1969
What was the show that Elvis was filmed from the waist up?
~ Ed Sullivan

Pizza Word Search
Look for the following words:
bell pepper

January Room Visits:
This months theme box might include pictures of snow, ice cubes,new years noisemakers,confetti,new years party hats,elvis presley music,pictures of elvis,quilt pieces,champane glass(plastic),pine cones,evergreen branches,mittens,scarfs,walnuts,
cinnamon, and anything else
that reminds you of winter or January.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Quick Trivia
True or false? Dr.King was a civil rights leader,but also a minister?
~ True.
Dr.King delivered his "I have a Dream" speech at what age?
~ 34
Which day of the week is determined as the MLK holiday?
~ The 3rd Monday in January.
Who assassinated Dr.King on April 4th,1968?
~ James Earl Ray

What's Cookin' :
Potato Cheese Soup
You will need:
3 strips of bacon
1 large onion
3 pounds of baking potates
(about 6 large potatoes)
peeled and cut into cubes
4-1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz.bag of grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chives,chopped
In a large sauce pan,cook the bacon until crisp.Take out bacon and drain on paper towels and crumble into pieces.With the oil that is in the sauce pan,add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes.Stir in the potatoes,water,salt and bring to a boil.reduce the heat and simmer,covered until potatoes are tender,15 to 20 minutes. Mash up the mixture with a fork or potato masher untill creamy texture.Add in cheese stir until melted and top with crumbled bacon and chives.Serve with hot bread, if desired.

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