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Colfax Health and Rehab – 3-27-2013

Sunday was St. Patrick’s Day. A delicious meal of corn beef and cabbage dinner was served at noon. Family and friends helped make the wearing of the Green Day memorable. Leona Ubbelohde’s regular visit was appreciated by all. The Rex Classes at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. were well attended.

 On Monday morning Old Man Winter and Miss Spring battled. They quarreled all through the day and into the next day. The Old Man wanted snow and Miss Spring wanted rain. I guess you could call it a stalemate. We had both rain and a snowstorm. But inside residents came into the resident lounge for devotions and current events and exercise. It was good to start the week reflecting on our blessings especially the blessings of being inside, warm and able to be around friends, even if our bodies are not as agile as when we were young, our minds are. We can worship, enjoy each other’s company and laugh at ourselves. After dinner and Rex many people gathered in the activity area and we played Wheel of Fortune. Susie Hill was here to help. We all look forward to Sue coming to help.

On Tuesday morning we had Devotion and current events followed by exercise. Everyone was ready to take on the day following that workout. After Dinner and Rex Class the Bingo players were geared up to acquire prizes. Little Debbie snacks and packages of cheese and crackers were the favorite prizes. Veda helped as she does every Tuesday and Friday morning. Many people enjoyed working on puzzles and relaxing at Happy Hour after bingo.

Wednesday was the first day of spring. The morning’s Church service was led by Pastor Walck from Colfax Lutheran Church. Deloris Huber was the pianist. Leanna Thompson helped residents with their music books. Mel’s Diner was open at 11:30. Master Chef Vandaalwyk prepared Tilapia out in the court yard. The meal was served family style, so guests helped themselves to platters of Tilapia, baked potatoes, coleslaw, buns and lemon pie for desert. No one when away hungry! In the afternoon we had Beauty Boutique.

On Thursday morning it was 4 degrees below zero. Inside the room temperature heated up when the volleyball game started. Red scored the winning point, but both teams were outstanding. Mel’s Diner opened again at 11:30. Our guest Chef Vandaalwyk’s meal of Tilapia with all the trimmings was another success. Next month Mel’s Diner will feature Pizza. Taek came to do some special manicures. She performs a great service, catering to the hands of so many people. Thursday’s afternoon program was given by the talented JC Colby and his amazing music. He always gets our toes tapping.

On Friday morning Loretta had Rosary for the Catholic residents. Glen led the Gospel sing and Deloris once again was the pianist. Veda, Merle and Linea helped residents, transporting and finding songs in the song books. Friday afternoon we took out the Giant Cross Word Board and tried our skillfulness figuring out the answers.

On Saturday Chris Johnson Comets 4-H group hosted the Bingo game. Great Job! The volunteers that assist us all week are a Heaven Sent but we can always use a few more angels. A busy week and warmer weather brought this week to a close and ushered in the start of Holy Week on Sunday.