December 2nd already, we are in the last month of the year. Here at Colfax Health and Rehab we are in a festive mood. Leona Ubbelohde made her Sunday visit. Leona brightens the resident’s moods more than the lights on the Christmas trees. Many people watched the Church Service broadcast from Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. At 12:00 noon the Packers played the Vikings. As you know the Pack is back and they took the game without much effort.
On Monday morning we had devotion, reading and an exercise program. At 1pm the REX Class had residents moving and laughing. The monthly Resident Council Meeting was held in the afternoon. Sue Hill was here to help. Laurie Craft, our Social Worker was our speaker. She always has a great presentation. We had wonderful cookies fresh from the oven with our coffee after the meeting. The 6:00 pm Rex Bounce Ball class was packed with people. The REX Class is a good way to work off any extra energy.
On Tuesday after dinner the Bingo cards were ready as the players arrived, anxious to win prizes. Veda helped some residents with the bingo cards. Ken was in charge of the prizes. At 3:00 when the last of the bingo numbers had been called and prizes had all been distributed, we had Happy Hour. We served chips and beverage of choice and coffee and bars. The residents provided the conversation and socialized with friends.
On Wednesday morning Pastor Walck from Colfax Lutheran Church led a church service. Linnea was here to help. In the afternoon we held our Love Lights Program. Cathy and Veda read the Love Light list of names. The Love Lights on the tree outdoors were turned on for the season. Once again they remind us of our loved ones and all the memories we have shared with family and friends. A list of names will be published in the Messenger during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The Howard Wheaton 4-H kids sang Christmas Carols Wednesday evening.
On Thursday morning we played volleyball. We also had Mass for the Catholic Residents. In the afternoon Dale Martell entertained us with his mandolin and guitar. Toes were tapping as he played.
On Friday morning Loretta led Rosary. Glen and Julie led the Gospel Sing as they do every week. Deloris Huber was the pianist on Wednesday and on Friday. Linnea was here again to help with the program. What a blessing they all are. Friday afternoon we played Dime Bingo.
On Saturday residents played Hollywood and visited with families and friends. That is about it until next week, here in the land of Colfax where the men are “good natured” and the women are “naturally good”.