Can you believe it? We have already enjoyed the better part of June. Our days have been jam-packed with so many experiences.
The week started out a little unusual. Monday morning the activity was Devotions, Current Events and Exercise. That is what we usually do on Monday and Tuesday morning.
However Tuesday’s seminar for food service certification was held all day in the Square. Tuesday’s devotions, Current Events, and Exercise had to be held elsewhere. The regular Bingo in the afternoon had to be moved to Monday afternoon. The Monday afternoon program was moved to Tuesday. Now that you are totally confused, just imagine how the residents felt! They however were pleased to enjoy “Sundae Monday on Tuesday”. Large dollops of ice-cream, chocolate, butterscotch, or strawberry sauce, whipped cream and a cherry on the top was found to be a solution to this predicament. The sundrenched afternoon in the courtyard didn’t hurt either.
On Wednesday morning we were back on track when Pastor Walck from Colfax Lutheran Church led the Church Service. Delores Huber was our pianist. The Square was once again lined with residents and families giving thanks for all their blessings. One of the blessings was dispensed in the afternoon when Rudy Rudisle arrived with guitar in hand. He gave everybody an early afternoon melodious assortment of his pleasant sounding arrangements. After a supper of Swedish meatballs with mashed sweet potatoes and strawberry applesauce the residents were anxious to get to the rotunda to ward off any excess energy. Bounce Ball is the remedy for that. After an evening snack and by the time everyone had turned in; the sweet sound of restful sleep had returned.
Bright and early the following day the Square was once again filled with volleyball enthusiasts. It is always a time for merriment. The Thursday afternoon movie was called “Noah” and was well attended. One resident was taken on a Joy ride to the Mall in Eau Claire. She was on a serious shopping mission.
Friday morning at Gospel Sing she wore one of her new stunning outfits. I think the sun was shining or it could have been the radiance of her brilliant smiles. Loretta led the Rosary and Glen and Julie led the Gospel Sing. “Old faithful” Delores was once again our pianist. The afternoon Dime Bingo game and Happy Hour dinner and Bounce Ball at 6pm brought Friday to a close.
The weekend activities were card games, regular Rex Classes, Bounce Ball in the Rotunda and visits from family and friends. Sunday was another beautiful day to get out in the court yard, many residents did just that!
A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers who help make the programs here in the Big Yellow House successful. We are in need of more volunteers to help with activity programs. Several of our volunteers are no longer able to come. Anyone who has a few hours to help would be more than welcome to stop in and see what hours are available. Speaking of need; Olivia, manager of Sandy Ridge apartment was pleased to announce that we now have an open apartment in the assisted living. It is not going to be vacant for long. If you need a tour or know someone who may want a beautiful new apartment with all the amenities stop in or call 715-962-3186 or stop by our booth at the Fair. That’s some of the news here in beautiful downtown Colfax where the men are strong and always have charming smiles and the women just could be the reason!