The news is always fantastic here in the land of Colfax. The best news we had all week was the lifting of restrictions for company and activity programs. Residents ate in their rooms and were very happy when we were able to return to the normal daily routines.
We were so happy the beauty shop was open on Wednesday. That was a treat for all who had their hair done. Teak was here on Thursday to do manicures. Beautiful hands and hair were a benefit and blessing for many who were tired of sitting around in their rooms.
River Boat Randy gave two performances Wednesday evening. He plays music and has residents accompany him with small musical instruments. Music therapy cheers everyone up.
On Thursday afternoon the Future Business Leaders of America group from the Colfax High School, led by Kara Zutter were here. They brought treats and visited with many residents. One of our residents, Jerry Patrow was playing the Wii Bowling game in the Square when Grady Gibson and Joseph Verdon stopped to talk to him. One thing led to another and before you knew it they all three were playing Wii bowling. Jerry invited them back anytime they wanted another challenge!
On Friday we were back on schedule. After breakfast many residents worked on puzzles and had a chat with friends in the Square. Our Catholic residents had Rosary led by Loretta in the East Ridge Family dining room. Glen and Julie led the Gospel Sing in the Square. Delores Huber was our pianist. It was so good the hear music fill the Square. The regular Friday afternoon Bingo game was sponsored by the St. John’s Cooks Valley Church Ladies. It was our monthly birthday party. Merle was here to call the numbers and Linnea Thompson helped residents along with the ladies from the church. What a fun afternoon.
The residents had many visitors on the weekend. Sunday our football fans cheered the Packers on as they took on the Philadelphia Eagles. The busiest season of the year is fast approaching.
We are having our annual Love Lights program on December 5th. Look for the form in this Messenger issue if you want to “Honor” or have an “In memory of” for your love ones. The deadline to have the forms in is November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. Once again Love Lights are available for $5.00 each and will be published in the Special Christmas issue of the Messenger and also read aloud at the Love Light Program on December 5th at 2PM. For more information call Penny in Activities at 715-962-3186.
That is some of the news here in the land of Colfax where some men are dealing with duck hunting and some women are hunting for good deals.