Mid-November already, and we are reminded of how wonderful it is to be in a new warm building. Residents have many opportunities to socialize with their friends. The Square has regularly planned activities every day of the week. The residents in the CBRF and assisted living apartments often come to the Square for many of these programs. Every Sunday the Grace Lutheran Church service is broadcast both on the radio and on the television. Weather permitting, Leona Ubbelohde comes to visit residents. The Square has coffee and cookies for residents to share with family.
On Monday and Tuesday mornings we have devotion, reading and exercise in the Square. Every day after dinner the REX class is held on Birch. The Monday afternoon program this week was a special Veterans’ Day program honoring those who have served in the military. We started the program by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. One veteran said “That was good; I haven’t said that in a long time!” Several of the veterans shared stories of their experiences during World War II. We had cookies and coffee, and soon it was ready for supper. The REX crowd played bounce ball in the evening.
On Tuesday afternoon every Bingo table was occupied. Many residents start for Happy Hour. Wednesday morning Pastor Conklin from Methodist Church led the worship service. Delores Huber played the piano. Linnea Thompson help residents where needed.
On Wednesday afternoon the beauty shop was open for our Beauty Boutique.
On Thursday morning we played volleyball. Veda was here to help. In the afternoon the 6th grade Choir led by Carrie Christianson gave an outstanding performance to a full house in the Square. The class was taken on a tour of the building before going back to school. One young man said “I can hardly wait until I am 60 years old so I can move in, this is a great place”. On Thursday afternoon Taek gave special nail treatments to residents. Taek is a volunteer from Menomonie who comes here once a week.
Friday morning Loretta led Rosary in the East Ridge Family Dining room, while Glen and Julie led the gospel sing in the Square. Linnea and Veda were here to help residents and Delores was once again our pianist. Merle was the caller for the afternoon Dime Bingo Game. Coffee and cookies were served before resident 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.
The Holidays are fast approaching. We are already planning the Christmas decorations. If there is anyone in the community who would like to help decorate we will start the day after Thanksgiving. Please call Penny for more information at 715-962-3186. We want to have our halls decked out for our Love Lights program at 2 p.m. on December 5th. The deadline is November 27th if you want your loved one’s name published in the Messengers’ Christmas addition.
Our resident Christmas party will be Thursday the 19th of December from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Santa will be here for pictures and give residents their Christmas presents. We will have music and lots of Christmas treats. Please have your loved ones gifts here by December 15th so we can make sure everyone has a gift.
That is some of the news here in the land of Colfax where the men are lovable and the women are adorable.