May 14, 2020

Snowcones for Seniors at Carriage Inn in Lake Jackson

So excited for this afternoon! CareBuilders at Home and Harbor Hospice are bringing the Snowey Joey Snowcone truck to Carriage Inn this afternoon to treat all of the residents there to a snowcone! You see a couple of weeks ago I was at the beach with my daughter and grandkids and we were driving past the Snowcone truck when a lightbulb went off. Wouldn’t it be fun to bring some summer fun to our Seniors? So I asked the Snowey Joey driver for a card. Several days later I was sitting in my office with L’Donna Reynolds from Harbor Hospice and we were trying to decide what we could do that would be different and fun for our local Seniors. And the rest is what will be happening today.

When Snowey Joey’s Snowcone truck arrived so did all of the smiles from everyone. Several residents at Carriage Inn had never had a snow cone and many who had enjoyed one previously hadn’t had one in many years. It was an amazing afternoon and I can’t wait to do this again next week at another Senior facility in Lake Jackson.
Since we have so many northern transplants in our area it could just happen that some of these Seniors may have never had a snow cone before. 20 or so years ago when I was the manager of another local retirement community we were having snow cones out by the pool and one of my 90-something residents Hershel Herring said that he had never had a snowcone.

He was from up north somewhere and apparently they didn’t do snowcones there. So he was so excited to have his first snowcone. I will never forget watching him enjoy that grape snowcone just like he was a young boy again. I hope that we are able to see that kind of joy again today in some of the faces of the most wonderful generation-our precious Senior Citizens! Thank you Carriage Inn for allowing us to do this for your residents. I will be posting pictures later! Stay tuned! Definitely my favorite event ever! I loved it so much!