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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 10-30-2013

Colfax Health and Rehab News – 10-30-2013

The fourth week of October was filled with activities for our residents!

 On Sunday the Grace Lutheran Church service was broadcast both on the radio and on the television. Leona Ubbelohde came to visit her longtime friends and new ones as well. In the afternoon Vernetta Larson’s family decorated the Square with balloons, banners and streamers. Cake and ice cream was served to the many family and friends who came to help Vernetta celebrate her 90th birthday. There was also a gathering in the West Ridge Dining area. Ken Iverson’s family hosted a Packer Party. We encourage families to have these special socials. It is a blessing to have more than one area for residents to entertain their friends and family.

On Monday morning the Square opened up for coffee and conversation. Some residents worked on their puzzles while others visited and waited for devotions, reading and exercise. After dinner the REX class was held on Birch. The afternoon “Plan your Costume” was amusing. Everyone who wanted to wear a Halloween Costume could be seen trying on wigs and hats. The supply of readymade costumes were snatched up and put in bags. Staff and many residents will be in costume next week at our Halloween Dance. We socialized and had cookies and coffee, and soon it was time for supper. The REX crowd played bounce ball in the evening.

On Tuesday morning we had devotions, current events and did some morning exercises. Some residents played the Wii bowling game and others played checkers until dinner. The bingo tables were ready at 2pm. The residents were ready at 1:30. Happy Hour follows bingo on Tuesday. This week we served Larry the Cable Guy’s fried dill pickle chips and his cheese burger chips along with their beverage of choice.

On Wednesday morning Pastor Walck from Colfax Lutheran Church led the worship service. Delores Huber played the piano. Linnea Thompson helped residents where needed. A few residents went on a Joy Ride in the afternoon. The snow was falling as we loaded our van. It was pretty and white. We rode around the countryside, checking out the trees and farmlands. We ended up in Bloomer at the Dairy Queen for ice cream treats. The ice cream was pretty and white too. Meanwhile back on Park Drive, Cathy was busy making popcorn while residents watched a movie. In the evening Riverboat Randy gave two performances much to the delight of many residents.

On Thursday morning we played volleyball. Veda was here to help. In the afternoon our friend Rich Schroeder performed to a full house in the Square. Coffee and three kinds of cookies were served following the show. A few people worked a little more on their costumes.

On Friday morning Loretta led Rosary in the East Ridge Family Dining room, while Glen led the gospel sing in the Square. Linnea  and Veda were here to help and Delores was our pianist. Merle was the caller for the afternoon Dime Bingo Game. Coffee and cookies were served before residents returned to their apartments.

When Saturday rolled around many residents were glad to have a quieter day. Some played Hollywood in the afternoon, while others had company or just took an afternoon nap.

That is some of the news for this week here in the land of Colfax where the men are clever and the women are crafty.