Bard of Moosehaven

At Moosehaven 100’s of Veterans have hit the Jackpot

At Moosehaven all veterans get the best of care
they get us back on their feet and out of our lair

Specialist when needed we get to see them all
our Moose Legionnaires see that we stand that tall

We don’t use the V.A. and their tangled web
our tide of caring keeps rising and doesn’t ebb

The Women of the Moose are at our side
four living here have served with so such pride

Several who attends to our every need
in the military their skills they learned in deed

Therapist staffed here are the last to see us
adding to our lives years that are a plus

This advantage is there for all Moose members
do not wait until the glow is gone from all your embers

If your still have just a little spark
here you too will feel you hit it out of the ball park

From a loving family a burden you will lift
your Moose membership has giving you this greatest gift

The Bard of Moosehaven

Bard of Moosehaven

Moosehaven is aging with grace

Aging with grace is the name of our game
doing it with dignity is our claim to fame

Longevity records here we will set
allowed to do it at Moosehaven without a fret

Yes it will be done with the best of grace
as we can do it at our own pace

Gone is the strife of everyday life
except for those who follow orders from a wife

We look forward to each new day
doing it with such swagger and sway

We have no pressure or are squeezed
ending our day feeling so pleased

This turns into months and then years
from all of this we send out cheers

No one should have to be home alone
worrying each day about the unknown

The Bard of Moosehaven

Bard of Moosehaven

Gifts from the “Heart”

A gift that is given from the heart
in life can give a child a fresh start

When they look at you with tears a streaming
you know inside they are a beaming

Even if it is just something small
in their eyes you stand so tall

It is sad to say that so many have nothing
yet giving a little can set you a blushing

Yes you have just stepped up to the plate
maybe you have saved someone before its to late

Our Moose members know these feeling so well
over one hundred years stories of giving they can tell

Thousands of children who’s faces they have lit
men and women on their hands they did not sit

It is not thanks they are looking for
just a chance to help a child to even the score

The Bard of Moosehaven
Everett C. Goodwin

Bard of Moosehaven

Courtesies Flourish at Moosehaven

From the time we wake up until we go to bed you hear nothing but greeting and salutations from members living here that are so thankful for what we have and what is done for us each and every day.

To the staff we say the word “thanks” to you over and over yet we feel it is not enough, you go out of your way for our wellness and comfort and to us with certain whims that are off the wall they even try to make them happen.

You will never find another retirement community any where on “God’s Green Earth” that has what we have, and if there was, I for one would never move as some of these communities talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.

This story was told to me by one our residents who will be 96 on December 2, “I was put into a nursing home where I was wheeled each day to a room with others who just slept, now at Moosehaven I feel my life has been saved, I get out by myself in my motorized chair, I go to bingo and so many other activities, I feel that I am never alone any more and I have a lot to do to keep me active and happy.”

We have hundreds of stories like this here at Moosehaven and you will hear them repeated day after day by so many thankful residents.

Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year to all of you from all us happy and grateful Moosehaven Residents

Send in by the Bard of Moosehaven, Everett C. Goodwin

Bard of Moosehaven

Mooseheart’s kids annual visit to Moosehaven

When they arrive they make our hearts shine
especially as they sit with us and dine

This is our chance to reach out and bond
as always this make us grow near and fond

Their pleasantness makes us want to stand up and sing
to let the whole world know of their special zing

As they grow and set such a high personal mark
we can see the will make it and this is no lark

Their dream and aspirations they will attain
for all their hard work will never be in vain

In their eyes we see our great leaders of the future
who will keep this America together with their own type of suture

The happiness we get from the warm glow of their smile
will be in our hearts forever and a mile

In their leaving a little sadness we will feel and fear
until they look back and say hope to see you next year

The Bard of Moosehaven, Everett C. Goodwin