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Colfax Health and Rehab – 9-24-2014

Good News! Jack Frost was here. We politely asked him to come back next month. Before leaving he had already started to decorate trees and bushes with orange and yellow. Residents were thankful to have warmer weather return, so they could get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Inside we provided our sunshine by offering many stimulating activities.

 On Monday and Tuesday morning devotions are always motivating. They are followed by current events and residents enjoy the discussions. We have Spiritual, thought-provoking conversation. Before leaving the Square we like to also wake up our bodies with exercise and stretching. Monday afternoon the charming Magic Mary entertained us with her clever witticisms and music. Residents were encouraged to come up and sing with Mary. One resident had to be urged to come up, but she finally relented when her daughter joined her. When asked what song she wanted to sing she said “In heaven there is no Beer”. She sang that song and then sang “Beer Barrel Polka”. Several residents also sang their favorite songs with Mary. LeAnn Mayner was here to help where needed.

On Tuesday afternoon The Square was once again a bingo hall. Veda was here to help all week. Eileen Stokke and Mary Biesterveld and Vonnie Flesberg helped residents. Happy Hour was available after bingo. We also served coffee and bars. Cathy was our bartender.

On Wednesday morning we had our regular church service. This week Pastor Eide from Shepard of the Hill, Elk Mound Church led the service and served communion. Delores Huber was the pianist. The afternoon was Beauty Boutique time. The beauty shop was busy for several hours while manicures were being done. Residents left pampered and pretty.

The Thursday morning volleyball game prompted laughter, gaiety and just plain old fun! In the afternoon the Square was a movie theater. Popcorn, root beer and old “I Love Lucy” movies had everyone in laughter. Thursday movie matinee is scheduled when it is Joy Ride Day. This week a couple of residents went out to lunch and stopped at Walmart to shop.

On Friday morning Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic residents and Glen and Julie led the Gospel Sing. Delores Huber was our pianists. Dime Bingo was our afternoon program, and of course Happy Hour at 3 p.m.

Merle was at the front desk on the weekend and Leona Ubbelhode visited on the weekend. Encouragement and cheerfulness are her gifts.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a retirement party for Carol Redmann, RN, on Thursday, September 25, at 3 p.m.

That is most of what has happened, but keep Oc.t 4th on your Calendar so you can come for our Saturday Night Special Performance by Jim Herrick and Friends Band! It’s free, that’s right free. It doesn’t get any better than that here in the land of Colfax where all the best things in life are free…