April Showers bring May Flowers. Spring is here at last.
We started this wonderful week with an Easter service in the Square. Pastor DeMaris officiated at the special service. Easter Lilies and spring decorations could be seen everywhere. Friends and family joined the residents to celebrate this Spring Holiday. Then Chef Tim conjured up cinnamon rolls and coffee that were served after the service.
On Monday morning we put a spring in everyone’s step after Devotions and current events. Sue’s exercise class was great fun. In the afternoon residents gathered in the Square and we watched old Ed Sullivan shows. Popcorn and root beer topped off the afternoon. Of course at 6 p.m. the gang gathered in the rotunda and played kick ball, just like they do every evening.
On Tuesday once again we had devotions, current event and exercise in the morning. The afternoon activity was Bingo and Happy Hour. That is always a way to get residents in a good mood in the afternoon.
On Wednesday morning we had a church service in the Square. After a wonderful dinner Rudi Rudesill and his guitar totally treated us. He will be back in the Square June 17th for another afternoon of entertainment. Following the concert the chefs brought a large cake into the Square for a going away party for our Director of Nursing who has taken another position with another facility. Friends, residents and former employees joined to wish her well.
On Thursday morning the rain came down in rushing rivulets outside. This did not prevent us from having a large number of residents gather in the Square for the volleyball game. We had a ball; actually we had two balls and broke them both with a pop! The afternoon program was Trivia. Remembering the name of the “Lone Ranger’s” Horse was thankfully NOT one of the questions.
On Friday morning Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic residents. Glen and Julie and Deloris led the Gospel Sing in the Square. They always do a fabulous job. The songs they choose are the old recognizable hymns that are so familiar to us. In the afternoon residents filled the Square ready to play dime bingo. Friday Happy Hour was happy with a fresh supply of beer, and cocktails made to order by Cathy our official bartender.
Saturday was bright and shining with the arrival of the Spring Sun and warmer weather. Residents had many friends and family visit. Some played Hollywood in the afternoon. There is constantly something to do if residents want to be busy and active or just want to visit and enjoy the fresh baked cookies.
The volunteers, who come, visit and help with our activity programs are one of our most valuable assets. They will be recognized at a banquet on Friday, April 17th.
It’s all good here in the land of Colfax where the men are looking for the opening of fishing and the women are already sporting spring shoes and the kids can be seen riding bikes up and down the avenues!