July was proclaimed “National Blueberry Month” by the Department of Agriculture in 1999. The United States produces over 90% of all blueberries in the world (Murray, 2013) and in honor of this agricultural significance the Activity Department’s theme party for the month was the “Blueberry Social with Neil Yockey” held on July 24, 2013.
The Activity Department decorated the Dining Room by lining the walls with paper-cut blueberry branches and hung blueberry branches from the chandeliers made from actual tree limbs and blue ornaments. Black-eyed Susan’s hand picked from our own Patio garden added a pop of color to our table centerpieces.
Bluegrass musician Neil Yockey preformed for our residents while they dined on blueberry muffins. Each resident was given blue beads to wear at the party.
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The Activity Department would like to thank all staff and volunteers who helped with this event!
Murray, Dr. Michael T. (2013) July is National Blueberry Month. Dr. Murray.com Your Natural Medicine Resource. Retrieved from http://doctormurray.com/july-is-blueberry/