Elmwood Assisted Living at the Shawhan is celebrating National Assisted Living Week with events centered around the theme "Art for the Ages." Art is to be on display all week with oil and acrylic paintings, Kathy's Garden and Courtyard Photography, an Opportunity Center Art Studio display and handmade items from The Gingerbread House, including stained glass quilts, wall hangings, tatting, sewn items and stitched items.
Monday, residents had a photography presentation by Rob Ledwedge, a piano concert by Char Pope and a Tai Chi session with Kathy Nutter and Nancy Coffman. Tuesday, residents traveled to the Lake Erie shores for a picnic. Wednesday, residents and family members cast votes on a special ballot.
The Harmonica Man of Fremont gave an afternoon concert Wednesday. He brought a case of more than 120 harmonicas, including an 1800s model with four mouth boards, and played many of them during the performance. The artist uses recorded music tracks of "nostalgic music" and improvises melody lines on the harmonica.
PHOTO BY MARYANN KROMER
The Harmonica Man of Fremont gives a performance on a tremolo harmonica, which has four mouth boards to play in four musical keys.
Needlework is the focus today, with demonstrations of knitting, crochet, tatting, quilting and sewing. Friday, results of the voting are to be revealed. Deb Hudson is to conduct a craft project using glass and paint. The week concludes at 3:30 p.m. with an ice cream social featuring homemade ice cream by Vern Shellhouse.