June is off to a great start here at Jeanne Jugan Center! This first week has been full of visitors, gifts, and new additions.
Mother Provincial Maria Christine arrived for a visit on June 1st.. We are always happy to see her and bring her up to date on the happenings of our Home. During Mother’s stay, we had the special treat of welcoming entertainer Deana Martin, daughter of the legendary Dean Martin, to Jeanne Jugan Center. Deana put on a wonderful show, performing many of her father’s renowned songs and sharing stories about his life. The Residents really enjoyed reminiscing and singing along with their old favorites. Deana graciously stayed and visited with everyone after the show.
Later that day, the Residents had another nice surprise. Members of the Kansas City chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service organization, delivered a nice gift basket full of fruit and treats to each of them. UNICO members certainly live their motto of “Service Above Self.” Their thoughtfulness really brightened the Residents’ day.
And to round out the week, one of the resident ducks who share our pond had 9 ducklings! Seeing them waddling across the grounds in a line puts a smile on everyone’s face. Yet another of God’s glories!