This summer has given residents at Good Samaritan Society – Hays in Hays, Kansas, the chance to get some fresh air, watch Royals baseball, play Wii bowling – and also participate in the center’s first-ever fair.
Good Samaritan Society locations continue to find imaginative ways, like hosting a fair, to keep residents physically, mentally and socially active while visitor restrictions are still in place.
New spin on an old tradition
County fairs, traditionally held in late summer, bridge agricultural traditions with newer thrills. They give children a chance to display their animals, handy work and other skills.
They also give people a chance to try delicious food – from pies to cheese curds.
Activity Director Jackie Honings and her co-workers wanted residents to feel the excitement of the fair, so they got busy planning a week full of activities.