Collinwood Assisted Living and ILS Bazaar

Collinwood Assisted Living

Nick, Audrey and Abby were ready to go!

This month Nick is thankful for many things in his life, his family, friends, and the opportunity to get back into in-person events!

Nick was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present Anyone Can Be a Hero at Collinwood Assisted Living last week. This presentation was Nick’s first in person event since 2019 and he was so happy to be able to get back in the swing of things!

Anyone Can Be a Hero focuses on finding your inner superpowers to become a superhero in your community.

After sharing his own story and experience being a hero, Nick enjoyed hearing the residents share stories of being heroes in their own lives.

Nick wants to thank Collinwood Assisted Living for having him, and helping him get back into doing in person events, and the residents for their questions and stories.

Nick and Audrey asking for questions from the residents

Immanuel Lutheran School Christmas Bazaar

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! Christmas is Nick’s favorite holiday, and he enjoys spending time with his family and getting them gifts every year.

What better place to find a perfect gift than the ILS Christmas Bazaar! This annual event showcases many different vendors with items like baked goods and crafts.

Nick making sure everything is in order

Nick was able to participate as a non-profit vendor, and he was happy to speak to attendees about Awesome in Action, offer his book for donations, hand out flyers and make some new friends!

Besides getting to tell people about his business and mission, Nick’s favorite part was getting his picture taken with Santa!

Ho ho ho!

Nick enjoyed doing some Christmas shopping, and really got in the holiday spirit!

Thank you ILS for the opportunity!

COVID Safe Activities: Week 3

We’ve moved into November, and it’s getting chilly!

As we stay indoors more with this colder weather it is more challenging to stay busy and happy while also staying safe.

One of Nick’s favorite things to do when it gets colder is to grab a warm blanket and a cozy pillow and watch some of his favorite movies. Movie nights are a great way to relax, and you can also invite vaccinated friends over to watch with you!

Nick loves leaning back and relaxing for the movie with his warm blanket!
Ready to watch one of his favorite movies, West Side Story!

With the holidays coming up, now is a great time to stay indoors and practice your baking! Not only will the oven help keep the house warm, but you’ll have a tasty treat to share with friends or to eat during your movie night.

Nick’s favorite thing to make is cheesecake! He loves making cheesecake for his family and friends for special occasions or just because. You can adapt recipes to fit so many different dietary restrictions too.

Nick made a dairy free, gluten free cheesecake this time!

Cooking and baking is a great way to get some sensory stimulation!

Baking is so fun, even if you need a little help mixing!

Winter will be here soon, and Nick is looking forward to more movie nights and baking more tasty treats. Nick says his favorite part of the holidays is how much good food people get to eat. He can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

What will you do this season to stay happy and healthy?