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Colfax Health and Rehab – 8-20-2014

Neil Diamond didn’t live in Wisconsin when he wrote Hot August Night because this August the days have been balmy and the evenings have been cool and invigorating.

On Sunday Leona Ubbelhode dropped in to spend time with many residents. Many family members and friends were also here with their loved one. Some families took residents out for the day.

When Monday rolled around most residents were well rested and keen to go to the scheduled activities. Devotions, current events and exercise are scheduled every Monday and Tuesday morning. Monday was Lucille Ball’s birthday. So after exercise residents watched some old “I Love Lucy” shows and shared their favorite ones. The chocolate factory was by far their favorite episode. After dinner residents gathered in the Square to play bean bag toss. One of our bean bag frogs must have hopped away so we substituted a bean bag turtle. He wasn’t as fast as the frogs but he was slow good!

On Wednesday morning pastor Hal Schroetter led the morning church service. Delores Huber was our pianist. Veda and Linnea were here helping everyone. We are blessed to have such great volunteers. Mary Biesterveld, Eileen Stokke, Julie Mitchell, Lee Ann Mayne, Merle Roth, Veda Kiekhoefer, Linnea Thompson, Vonnie Flesberg, Leona Ubbelohde, and Taek Krieger help with activity programs, read and visit with residents. Many other volunteers lead Gospel sing, Church service, play the piano for church and gospel sing and sing a longs just to name a few. We still have need for more volunteers in the daytime, evening and weekend. Please contact Penny in activities for more information.

On Wednesday afternoon Resident made Dog Bones.

Volleyball was the game on Thursday morning and residents lined up to enjoy the fun. Emil Maves must have had an extra bowl of Wheaties for breakfast. He hit the ball clean up to the ceiling. Our ceilings in the Square are about 25 feet tall. Well done Emil! The country fried steak dinner filled residents up and they were ready for the afternoon’s activity program. The Square was filled with music by Dale Martell. His genre includes such a variety of well-known music. Dale’s favorite is blue grass. He hails from Stillwater, Minnesota, but was born in Somerset, Wisconsin. We are blessed to have so many talented entertainers come to our facility.

On Friday Glen Edberg and Delores Huber led a Gospel sing in the Square. It is always well attended. Friday afternoon The Square was set for the Dime Bingo games and the bar was in place for Happy Hour when the games were finished. In between all these activity programs residents are offered an opportunity to exercise at 1 p.m. every day in Rex Class and every evening at 6 p.m. residents can attend the Rex Bounce Ball Games in the Rotunda.

Saturday afternoon the Hollywood card game in the Square is very popular too. Wow, I get tired just writing about all these activity programs here in the land of Colfax where we give everyone the chance to use it, so they don’t lose it!