Seniors Shared Memories of Their Mothers During a Mother’s Day Celebration at Spring Hills Singing Woods Assisted Living

Mothers and daughters shared memories of their mothers, enjoyed a reading of a Maya Angelou poem and more during a Mother’s Day Celebration on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Spring Hills Singing Woods Assisted Living. The seniors shared wonderful stories from their childhood about their mothers and their daughters shared stories about them as well. All of the names of the mothers in the room were added to the reading of the Maya Angelou poem, Phenomenal Woman (see below). Leslie Stratton will play beautiful harp music and Sharon Montgomery will sing for everyone while they enjoy an afternoon tea filled with fresh fruit and petit fours.

 

Phenomenal Woman
By Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say, it’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say, it’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say, it’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say, it’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

 

 

About Spring Hills Singing Woods Assisted Living:
Spring Hills Singing Woods provides premier assisted living and memory care with the finest amenities in the Dayton area and is located at 140 E. Woodbury Drive, Dayton, OH 45415.   For additional information visit www.springhillssingingwoods.com or call 937-356-3566.

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All Spring Hills Senior Communities’, Home Care Services, Assisted Living Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to home care services, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care as led by Alex Markowits, President/CEO.Signature Touches is the company’s holistic approach to offering individualized care and services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority in one of the company’s eight Spring Hills assisted living communities or in client’s homes with Spring Hills home care services located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, or in one of the company’s Poet’s Walk memory care communities located in TX and soon-to-be NV.  For more information about their Caring with a Commitment to Quality dedication to senior living, visit www.spring-hills.comorwww.poetswalk-springhills.com.