This past Valentine’s Day, Cupid made an appearance at Woodstone in Rice Lake, WI! Earlier in the week, the residents participated in many Valentine’s Day events. They made Valentine’s sun catchers, received Valentine’s cards from the Rice Lake Warriorettes, and the couples at Woodstone gave their sweetheart advice. The staff at Woodstone wanted to ensure that all the residents felt loved amid the challenges that COVID-19 had brought them this year.
For every holiday, Woodstone puts on a big event for all of the residents to participate in. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Executive Director at Woodstone dressed up as Cupid. His Cupid outfit was made by Shelly and Deb from their activities department. They were creative and made a custom Cupid outfit for him to wear which included wings, bow, quiver, tutu, and a headband with crocheted rosettes. For this event, the staff gave the residents nerf guns to shoot Cupid with.
The idea for this event came from last year during the deer hunting opener. For that specific event, the Executive Director dressed up as a whitetail buck. He even had inflatable antlers to complete the look! They gave the residents several nerf guns to “hunt” him with. The residents had such a great time “hunting” and talked about it for weeks. They brainstormed what to do for their main Valentine’s Day event and right away shooting Cupid came to mind. Once again, the residents loved this event and can’t wait to do it again!
Considering how much the residents loved both the cupid and whitetail buck events, they will make it a tradition for as many holidays as they can. The Rice Lake Executive director says, “I guess I will have to trade in my red leggings for some green ones around St Patrick’s Day.”