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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 6-11-2014

June is here at last! Our court yards are teeming with budding bridal wreath shrubs and lush emerald green grass. No wonder the month of June was named after the Roman Goddess Juno, Goddess of Marriage and Childbirth. Residents have waited all winter for this auspicious month.

On Sunday many residents, family and friends could be seen visiting in the courtyards.

Devotions began Monday morning at 10 a.m. followed by current events. Residents exercised with Sue before dinner. At 1 p.m. Birch Lane was teeming with active enthusiastic residents back for more exercise in REX class. Residents unwound in the Square at 2 p.m. as JC Colby treated us with his impressive country western music. The Rotunda was where residents played bounce ball in the evening.

Tuesday morning’s schedule was much like Monday’s activities. We had devotions, readings and exercise. Sue’s featured inspiration was freshly picked fragrant lilacs that invoked wonderful memories and conversations.  The fresh blooms brightened the bingo hall in the afternoon, although residents were more interested in the next number called. Julie Mitchell was our bingo caller. She is a new volunteer. Julie joins the ranks with Veda, Linnea and Leona Ubbelohde who come to cheer residents every week.

Taek Krueger breezed in on Thursday to pamper residents’ hands. Happy Hour followed bingo. Chips, beer, wine and beverage of choice was served.

Wednesday morning Pastor Barb Koch led the church service. Her guitar provided the music for the hymns.

Thursday afternoon the Square hosted a Bean-Bag-Toss Tournament. The frog bean bags flew and flopped and dropped into the pond. It’s not really a pond; it’s a board with holes, each of which has a different value. Agnes Harvey’s frogs were the most energetic; giving her the highest score! Thursday featured volleyball in the Square at 10 a.m. and after dinner and REX, residents gathered in the courtyard under the gazebo to play Wheel of Fortune. Vana was busy so Cathy led the game. She wasn’t dressed as glamorous, but made up for it with a beautiful smile and charm.

Friday morning arrived on time and so did Glen, Julie, and Delores to lead Gospel sing. Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic residents in the East Family dining room. Julie was here in the afternoon to lead dime bingo. Residents were pleased that we have added Happy Hour after bingo on Fridays.

On Saturday the rain didn’t stop residents from having a good day. Their afternoon activity was Hollywood. Many residents and visitors could be seen enjoying coffee and treats in the lounges.

Another week came to a close in beautiful downtown Colfax where the big boys are real men and the women are still trying to figure out what that means!