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Colfax Health and Rehab – 10-2-2013

The last week in September was impressive. The neighborhoods were bustling with activity all week long.

Saturday Eileen Hoton’s family hosted a birthday party in the Square. They would like to thank everyone who came and made this a very special celebration for Eileen. Leona Ubbelhode visited with residents and gave a cheery smile to all. The Packer game on Sunday was a little disheartening, but since the Viking also lost their game there was something for Packers fans to be thankful for.

On Monday morning residents were thankful for Sue’s devotion, current events and exercise class. The Rex class at 1 P.M. was very well attended and the afternoon was jam-packed with games like Trivia and WII bowling games. WII games were amusing to both players and spectators. The evening bounce ball Rex Class met in the rotunda where they had a rousing game.

On Tuesday morning residents came to the Square for coffee after breakfast and worked on puzzles and visited. At 10 A.M. residents were inspired at devotions. They discussed currents events and had an upbeat exercise session with Cathy. In the afternoon the Square was teeming with Bingo enthusiasts waiting to take the prizes home. Happy Hour turned into Jose Cuervo’s “Margaritaville”. Just for the record the Margarita Cocktail was created in 1938 by a bartender in honor of a beautiful Mexican showgirl named Rita de la Rosa. Coffee and treats were also served so everyone was pleased.

On Wednesday morning Pastor Wollman from Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Elk Mound led the church service. Delores Huber was our pianist. Linnea helped staff when needed, transporting and handing out hymnals. Afternoon activities included “Bean Bag Toss”. When the last bean bag was thrown and the scores were tallied up-Agnes Harvey was the winner who received the grand prize.

On Thursday the Red and Blue teams lined up for volleyball. When the game was over the score was…oh! That’s right. They didn’t keep score because they were having too much fun. In the afternoon the Square was filled with exquisite music. Our guest pianist was Kathie Irwin. She led a sing-a long. Socializing with coffee and treats topped off the afternoon. A few diehard puzzle lovers stayed to find just one more piece before they went for their evening meal. River Boat Randy provided more entertainment in the evening. He is a music therapist who plays the guitar and has residents interact.

On Friday morning Julie and Delores led the Gospel sing. Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic residents. Dime Bingo was the afternoon program. Residents like to have a little change in their pockets for a change. Coffee, treats and conversation with friends and family made the afternoon special.

On Saturday residents had a wonderful dinner, many had company and some got out in the court yards for fresh air. Fall is on its way here in the land of Colfax, where the men are still proud of their Packers and the women are always proud of their men.