The Good LIFE- November 2022 Posted on November 16, 2022November 29, 2022 Each day, the LIFE Centers of Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence support the needs and services of participants. LIFE’s managed care model helps support older adults live independently at home with the monitored care they need to thrive in their neighborhood. In October, the centers held a number of events for participants featuring seasonal foods, and life-engaging activities. LIFE Lawrence celebrated a participant’s 100th birthday, LIFE Butler held a weeklong Oktoberfest party, Staff and participants of LIFE Beaver dressed for Halloween, while participants of LIFE Armstrong received some healthy food tips for Thanksgiving Day. LIFE Lawrence LIFE Lawrence participant, Betty, recently turned 100 years young and a wonderful birthday celebration took place to celebrate her amazing life. Organized by the LIFE Lawrence recreation department, Betty and participants were treated to live entertainment along with her favorite food for lunch, pork chops and mashed potatoes as well as birthday cake. There were special touches that included food placemats that commemorated Betty with several pictures of her and world happenings from 1922, the year Betty was born. “We had such a fun day celebrating a great person!” said Riley Gallagher LIFE Lawrence Recreational Therapist. LIFE Butler “Prost!” said the LIFE Butler participants who celebrated a week long Oktoberfest party. In the spirit of the annual German festival, participants had German lunches, hot pretzels and (root) beer; just like what you would find in Munich, Germany. For fun, there was ax throwing, a beer stein toss and everyone’s favorite, a yodeling contest. Accordion player, Kevin Solecki, provided traditional German fest music which participants danced to. LIFE Beaver LIFE Beaver saw participants come dressed in their best Halloween costume and enjoyed a day of candy and laughs. Participants held their own little mini parade in the center and played Halloween themed games. In between games, participants were randomly chosen to get a prize from the punch board. LIFE Armstrong Darla Evans RDN, Director of Nutritional Services provided some helpful tips about how to eat healthier at Thanksgiving to the participants at LIFE Armstrong. Evans stated that American’s may consume more than 4,500 calories and around 229 grams of fat from the traditional Thanksgiving meal! Her tips included portion control, skipping seconds, and choosing healthier dinner options such as white meat turkey, sweet potatoes and using less butter.