We are already in the middle of February. It’s hard to believe we will have the first day of spring in 28 days. While we wait we are trying to enjoy every day with programs and wonderful meals and just visiting with our neighbors. The Rex Classes, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. gave everyone who wished a chance to wear off some of the energy they had saved.
It was a time to pray and play Tuesday morning as Kathy led Devotion, Reading Group and Exercise session. Tuesday afternoon was Bingo. The Bingo hall was filled with anxious people wanting to win some prizes. Veda was here to help as well as a few of the residents family members who like to come and play Bingo with us. After Bingo we had Happy Hour. Ashley was the bartender who prepared the beverages of choice. She kept everyone happy.
The following day was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Pastor David Sands from Hay River and Ridgeland Lutheran Church led the Service. 40 days until Easter, is always a benchmark in the spring that helps us get through winters woes. Linnea helped the residents with their song books. Wednesday afternoon Sue Hill was our February “Show or Tell”. Sue brought a beautiful, old collection of Valentines and talked about the history of Valentine’s Day. Residents were able to make their own version of an antique card with the materials Sue provided. For coffee time Sue treated everyone to delicate homemade cookie-candies she had made. Thank you Sue for all you do to share your talents and time with us.
Thursday was Valentine’s Day. Each resident received a Valentine’s Day Heart Balloon with their names and the staff member who sponsored their balloon. Taek visited several residents and gave manicures. Yes the favorite color was Red! The Cedarlings Group from Menomonie and the Colfax Comets 4-H group brought home made Valentines for everyone. The Residents loved the beautiful cards! The kitchen made and decorated cupcakes with candy conversation hearts. In the afternoon Dale Martel gave a program entertaining us with his awesome music. The beautiful Valentine’s Day cupcakes were served with coffee after his music program. What a “LOVE”erly day!
Friday morning Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic residents. Glen and Julie led the Gospel sing while Delores Huber played the piano. Linnea and Veda helped the residents and made the program go smoothly. Thank you all! Friday afternoon we played Bean Bag Toss. Residents had coffee and visited with their friends.
On Saturday the regularly scheduled REX Class was at 1 o’clock. The Dime Bingo games began at 2 p.m. The 22ers 4-H Club sponsored the event and the children helped the residents win many dimes. Good Job! The 22ers will be back in March for a special Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 30th from 10 to 12 p.m. in our Court yard.
That is a little of what we did here in the Land of Colfax where the men are sweethearts and the women like hearts with sweets in them (like chocolate!)