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Colfax Health & Rehab – 3-11-2015

March 2015 arrived very questionably like a lion (not a very ferocious beast, but certainly not a lamb). Colfax has had a reasonably good winter so far. The next week’s forecast is more promising. The forecast in the Big Yellow House last week was a chance of activities every day, with a 100 percent chance of smiles in the morning and sprinkles of laughter in the afternoons.

On Sunday afternoon the bingo game was led by Troup 71. These young people always bring smiles to share. Every evening the rotunda is lined with ball players. The sun always shines on the bounce ball players. Occasionally a staff member walks thru the Rotunda. Sometimes the ball “accidently” bounces off that staff member. Come to find out it is no accident-points are given for each hit.

Monday and Tuesday morning started out with the residents gathered in the Square. They had devotions for the Soul, current events for the Mind and exercise for the Body. On Monday afternoon we had our monthly resident council meeting. Tim Klevgard, one of our chefs was our quest speaker this month. Tim went over the special meal that we are serving March the 18th. He also told residents we would be starting our spring menu at the end of the month.

Bingo was in the forecast on Tuesday afternoon, with a chance of prizes. Residents were showered with snacks to take home. Happy hour followed the games which helped to brighten the late afternoon.

On Wednesday morning Pastor DeMaris led the church service. Mary Biesterveld was our pianist. Delores Huber was still a bit under the weather. Since Pastor DeMaris is retired he agreed to be our Pastor on Easter Sunday just like last year. The beauty boutique opened in the afternoon. Shades of pink and red could be seen on finger tips as residents enjoyed their afternoon coffee.

On Thursday morning just as predicted the Volley ball games brought smiles to many who played. Playing volleyball sitting in a chair is fun but challenging and tricky. In the afternoon JC Colby entertained the residents with his smooth melodic voice while he strummed on his guitar. He brought back some nice memories. JC Colby also plays for graduations, weddings, and small gatherings.

On Friday morning we had our regular Gospel Sing. Julie and Delores led the songs. Loretta Logslett led the Rosary for our Catholic residents. In the afternoon the Middle school Choir consisting of 7th and 8th graders gave a concert. Their voices and smiling faces poured down upon the residents as they sang. Connie Haugle made the homemade chocolate chip cookies that were served to the kids after the concert. Good job Connie! Residents played a short game of Dime Bingo following the concert.

Blue sky welcomed everyone on Saturday as the day began. Sue played Hollywood with residents in the afternoon.

By the time the sun set here in down town Colfax many residents could be heard saying “What beautiful weather we had this week at the Big Yellow House”.