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Colfax Health and Rehab – 5-20-2015

Spring rushed in this week, pushed by the wind and it rained cats and dogs. Dandelions did their dance and flowering bushes burst into color. By the time the sun peeked out from under the clouds it was almost the weekend. Inside the Big Yellow House the sun always shines. Residents had many things to enjoy.

On Monday the chefs served Grilled Seasoned Chicken Breast with a Broccoli Salad and Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert. In the afternoon we had a Mother’s Day Tea. Vintage wedding dresses were modeled and several were displayed. Residents had many stories of their own to share. They talked about their weddings and the joys of Motherhood. Marvel Entzminger, who is 100 years old, had her 75 year old wedding dress and veil on display. Marvel married Perley in 1941 at a church in St Paul, Minnesota. The red gladiolas that decorated the altar were from the garden of Camille and Wesley Larson of Colfax. Marvel let us put her veil on her for a picture. At our celebration the tables were dressed in soft pastel colors with lace runners and sweet center pieces. Tea, wedding cake, finger sandwiches, nuts and mints were served after the program.

On Tuesday morning at Beauty Boutique they were still sharing their wedding stories. Bingo in the afternoon put a halt to the stories as the numbers were read and the games began. Happy Hour followed Bingo. The REX class in the evening was full of residents anxious to blow off a bit of energy batting the ball around the Rotunda.

On Wednesday morning Pastor Schoenknecht from Holton, Norton, and North Running Valley Churches led the service. Veda filled in for the pianist who was ill. Rich Schroeder and Jim Pegsa entertained us in the afternoon. If you like country those are the entertainers to get. Because it was Nursing Home Week, the staff sported bad hair day on Monday, Neon Clothing on Tuesday and they wore strange hats on Wednesday. Look on our facebook page to see pictures.

On Thursday morning we played volleyball and in the afternoon we gathered in the Square to play Trivia. On Thursday the kitchen Goddess made chicken pizza quesadilla was the dinner. It was served with chips, salsa and Guacamole.

On Friday morning the sun popped out for a few heavenly streams of illumination that cheered up everyone. Loretta Logslett led the Rosary for our Catholic residents. Glen led the gospel sing with even more heavenly streams of song.

All in all it was a good week here in the land of Colfax where we turn grey days into play days and never miss an opportunity to have hot coffee and fresh baked cookies. Come and visit, we always have plenty for all!