Friday Blogging: On Holiday Kindness

In this Friday’s blog we want to show you a chain of holiday kindness that starts with the residents of the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore Retirement Community and Health Center and then reaches out to brain injury survivors across the Eastern Shore. We are so grateful to everyone who helps us to achieve our mission of improving the lives of survivors of brain injury on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Happy New Year!!!

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Residents (with help from their wonderful staff!) of the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore graciously donated gifts to No Limits again this year! 

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Amy opening her gifts at No Limits.

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Zel and his gifts.

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The Hermitage gave gifts and the No Limits crew made cookies. We opened gifts at our building and then the Outreach Team took the gifts & cookies on the road, to survivors of brain injury who are unable to get out to our program.

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Mr. William was so happy to see Maryann!

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Happy to be remembered on Christmas!

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Old friends are like gold. Zel brought gifts to Randolph, the last surviving original member of the No Limits program. Randolph has been a part of the No Limits community for over 16 years!

 

Thank You to the Christmas Angels of Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty!

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John Morgan, Owner and Broker, and Liz Walters, Agent, representing the Eastern Shore offices of Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty

We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing brokers, agents, and staff of the Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty real estate offices on the Eastern Shore for being our Christmas Angels this year. Coldwell Banker chose No Limits Eastern Shore as the charity they wanted to support this Christmas. They truly outdid themselves!! Their generosity is overwhelming. We are told they had a record-breaking year with nearly 100% employee participation. Thank you so much to all of you, your Christmas giving will make life brighter for the brain injury survivors of the Eastern Shore all year long!

Friday Christmas Party Blogging

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Santa came early for the No Limits Christmas Party!

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CL relaxing with his children before the festivities begin.

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Making Ms. Maggie Byrd’s Christmas Punch recipe! Yummmm.

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Un-scrambling holiday words!

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Our Secret Santa gift exchange was a great success!  Check out everyone opening their gifts from “Santa” and their friends! 🙂  Here’s DJ with his gift.

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Nice Brandon!

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A few of us enjoying a pretty/electronic Christmas Yule Log before lunch.

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Board Chair, Rosemary’s famous cake!  We are happy to have gotten a picture before it disappeared.  Haha!

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Zel showing off his Secret Santa gift.

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Dr. Mueller and Vera stopped by to see us!  What a treat!

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Liz helping Jason to open his Secret Santa gift!

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Aw!  Jason is all smiles to see his awesome Momma at the party!

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Brandon introducing Dr. Mueller to Mueller the chicken!  Hahaha!

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Corina with her daughter Kirsten.

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Dr. Mueller “warming up” by our fire.  Hahaha!

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Daniel giving his dad, CL, bunny ears.  Lol!  We know where his sense of humor comes from.

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Denise with her daugheter, Shianne, who did not want her picture taken.

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No Limits’  Executive Director, Rachel Evans, posing with Health & Safety Coordinator, Adrian Carpenter, and the awesome personalized dinner bowl he gifted to her!

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What a grand celebration we had!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at No Limits Eastern Shore!!!

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DJ posing for a photo with friends while visiting Beacon House Clubhouse in VA Beach.  Lookin’ great everybody!

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Maryann vising with Diane.  We miss you Diane and are glad you are doing well!

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CL striking a silly pose while bell ringing for the Salvation Army this week.

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What’s so funny Emma?!  Oh!  CL is making a silly face.  Zel says “Laughter IS the best medicine!”  Haha!

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Adrian and CL ringing the bells.  Good job ringing men!

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DJ hand making a beautiful snowman decoration!  Thank you very much to Maryann and Donnie Brittingham for donating wood materials to make these decorations!

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Denise made beautiful decorations too!  We especially love this project because the wood materials donated by Maryann and Donnie were up-cycled.  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

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Working hard to make some animal treats for pups and kitties at our local SPCA and Animal Control.

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Amy supervising Chef David.  She thinks he did a great job!

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Week #2 with the No Limits bell ringers!  Great job CL – ring a ding ding!

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Keisha Elmandorf of the VA Cooperative Extension came to give another wonderful lesson on nutrition at No Limits this week!  We learned to cook a nutritious and inexpensive Italian Bean Soup!

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Cook on my men, cook on!

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Corina and Jason making sure that David doesn’t accidentally chop his fingers instead of the onions!  Haha, we’re only kidding, David is an expert at chopping!

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Amy helping out with the recipe for the Italian Bean Soup!

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The final product.  It was SOOO yummy.  Amy says “It was delicious!”  Zel says “It was downright scrumptious!”  This recipe is definitely a keeper.  Thank you again to Keisha and the VA Cooperative Extension for providing this fun and interesting lesson on cooking!

Friday Blogging

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Wrap on Brandon, wrap on! Wrap that palm for the winter weather!

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Nice teamwork! The palm tree sure looks warm!

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The 3 Musketeers also protected our cultivated berry bushes for the winter weather.

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Making dog treats for the pups at local animal shelters. Woof, woof, woof!

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Ho,ho,ho Merry Christmas! These 3 elves are getting ready for the holidays here at No Limits!

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Let’s hear it for the Christmas spirit! All hands on deck to decorate!

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Amy says that she and Zel were decorating their very own “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” (referencing the tree lacking leaves – haha!)

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Work on men, work on!

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Decorating tree #3 – we love to trim the trees here at No Limits 🙂

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Nice job David and Zel!  Frosty the Snowman loves his tree.

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It’s that time again! DJ and Maryann ringing the bells for the Salvation Army this week.

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CL and Rachel rang the bells as well. Great job y’all!

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The No Limits Christmas Village!

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Beautiful job everyone.  Now it’s time for Santa!