August 16, 2017
Fulton Center Holds Its Very First Renaissance Faire
Residents of the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare were transported in time to a whimsical period between the European Middle Ages and modern history.
Dressed in outfits from those centuries, both residents and staff on Wednesday participated in the facility’s first-ever Renaissance Faire.
“It gets them enthused and motivated,” said Nancy Murphy, Fulton Center’s Recreation Director. “It breaks up the routine.”
Staff at the private center made the event happen for many bright-eyed senior residents, who had drawings made of themselves, were served treats and enjoyed a day under the summer sun on the facility’s courtyard and grounds.
Activities offered to residents during the Renaissance Fair included tarot card readings, a herbalist with oils, sketch artist, harpist, mini-catapults for residents to fling, seamstress, wreath toss, photo booth, art show and a live horse show. Unit Manager Alicia Opalka subjected herself to a dunk booth, and nurse Rene Mosher brought in her horse for residents to enjoy.
The event, held for the first time, is part of an ongoing effort by Activities Director Nancy Murphy and staff to provide residents with engaging activities that get residents outside to enjoy the summer.
“We enjoy the things that they do — everybody’s having a good time,” DeMaria said. “We’re really having fun with the dunk tank.”