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• Kickoff Event-Resident Artist Walk: 13 residents displayed/sold their art. Over 75 attended. • Twenty-nine fitness classes offered between both campuses-107 participants. • Educational broadcasts on our Channel 199: Dr. Lehman from Spa Dental spoke about oral care during the pandemic; Executive Chef Andrew Taylor and Registered Dietitian Candace Plows, presented importance of eating fresh/healthy; Nurses Joan Hines and Annmarie Mariano addressed renewing/managing prescriptions. Two Hundred residents watched. • Zoom event-Reading is Fundamental. Three days of reading to children at Little Buddies Daycare Center. Six resident volunteers read to over 140 children. • Pub Night inclusive of live entertainment and Country Line Dancing. Fifty residents participated. • Famers Market-Residents were able to purchase fresh produce from local farmers. • Pet Parade: There were thirty pets in attendance and over 75 resident spectators; Retired Pastor Gordon Sommers, a resident, performed the blessing of the animals. Yorkie Therapy/Rescue came presented pups and discussed ways to volunteer. Also featured, our own pet therapy pup Bailey with her resident owner. • Ended with a combined televised/in person chapel service with Pastor Otto Dreydoppel. The sermon was, ‘Diversity and Inclusion in the Beloved Community.’ Gospel Lesson-Matthew 22:1-14, the parable of the great heavenly banquet. All activities followed the cdc guidelines for COVID-19 safety.