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Tanglewood Manor April Look Back

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” –William Ellery Channing. If there was anything present in the month of April, perseverance through this difficult time was what made April a memorable month. Though our world is full of changes, one thing that remains here at Tanglewood Manor, is our priority to have fun, enjoy life, and celebrate all of the small things this Spring Season has to offer!

We rang in the month of April with continuing our Ring for Joy groups and Music with Mary, we are so lucky to have such a talented employee to still allow us to practice the gift of music. Music is the universal language that allows us all to communicate, and the residents surely love to reminisce through singing the classics of the past, and harmonizing through a plethora of different bell chimes and rhythms.

As April progressed, we were able to celebrate the Easter holiday through decorating our facility with Easter crafts, Easter story discussions, and singing songs of faith to worship. We even were surprised with a visit from the Easter bunny, who brought treats for all of us!

Socialization is an occupation of every individual that allows the mind, body, and soul to be strengthened through increased laughter, staying connected, improved mental clarity, and overall a more positive outlook on life. We are so lucky to have had some great opportunities to socialize this month at Tanglewood Manor!

Our parties this month started as we enjoyed tea in the bistro with our residents in which we treated ourselves with tea and peach cobbler on National Peach Cobbler Day! We continued the fun with our April resident birthday party, which allowed us to celebrate life with some delicious cake and ice cream! We finally ended the month of April with a “Bang!” as we escaped to Tanglewood Island and enjoyed tropical food and non-alcoholic pina coladas that let us relish in the happiness that is brought to all with warm weather and hula dancing!

As we encroach on the next month, we want to express our sincere gratitude for all of the people near and far that are working the front lines during this Pandemic. Our craft club has joined the Community Rock Exchange and has made inspirational rocks for the UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital healthcare workers.

We want to continue sending positive thoughts to our friends and family that we are unable to see, and can’t wait until we reunite in the future!

To see what the next month brings us, check out our Facebook Page – Tanglewood Manor!

For questions or comments, please contact Kellie Rodriguez, Activity Director at (716)483-2876 or by email at