Colfax Health and Rehab – 2-19-2014

27 days until the first day of Spring! Like all of you, our residents are anxiously waiting for convivial weather. For now we are all keeping up our spirits with activities, exercise, and of course good food.

 Valentine’s week was in full swing. Monday afternoon Sue helped residents make Valentine’s Day crafts. Hearts surrounding their own photo kept many busy. When they were finished with their project they made heart shaped chocolate waffle cookies.

On Tuesday morning we had devotions, reading and exercise. In the afternoon we played bingo. The Square was jam-packed with people. By the time the games were finished everyone had many prizes. Penny Noer won the Blackout prize which was a large white fuzzy bear with red hearts on his paws. We would like to give a shout out to Nancy Kane for her contributions to our Bingo games.

On Wednesday morning Pastor Schroetter led our worship service. Delores Huber accompanied him on the piano. Veda and Linea were here to help residents many days this week. Wednesday afternoon the Beauty Boutique opened early and closed late. Keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme shades of red were the favorite color for the ladies nails.

On Thursday morning the volleyball was even red! Teak came to do her special magical manicures. In the afternoon the Valentine’s Day theme was continued when Dale Martel played his guitar. Residents sang along to many of the beautiful love songs. Residents received Valentines from the Colfax rural Lutheran Confirmation Class and from the Colfax Comets. These kids had made handmade cards, beautifully embellished with decorations and hand written Valentine wishes and blessings. Some of our residents want to play cards on a weekly basis, so Al Stai was here Thursday evening to get the ball rolling. Card club will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

On Friday morning Loretta led the Rosary for the Catholic residents, while Glen, Julie and Delores led a gospel sing. Linnea and Veda helped residents with song books and transportation to and from their rooms. At noon a tuxedo-clad foursome sang in the Sandy Ridge Apartments saying I Love You with a singing Valentine. Residents were welcomed to the afternoon Dime Bingo game with Valentines on their bingo cards.

It was a lovely week here in the land of Colfax where the men love their sweethearts and the women love their chocolate.