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Colfax Health and Rehab – 9-30-2015

86 sleep days until Christmas! Isn’t that exciting? We think so and are already planning for all the special events that will take place during the next three months.

This week we will kick off the fall season by putting an orange cast on the Big Yellow House. The house will still be yellow but the décor will change bringing in all the glorious shades of fall. Autumn officially began on September 22nd.

Looking back on the week that was will give you some idea of how our residents spend their time. Our facility is structured to be a home-like environment. Residents get up and have breakfast of their choice when they want it. Notices on the boards inform residents of the activity programs available for the day. Sue Hill had an Apple Fest Monday afternoon. She had many varieties of apple and residents happily tasted each. Devotions, current events and exercise in the mornings on Monday and Tuesdays, Church on Wednesday mornings. This week Barb Koch led the service. Rosary and Gospel Sing is on Friday, Bingo and Happy Hour fill the afternoons on Tuesday and Friday. Volleyball is played Thursday morning and Hollywood card games are played on Saturday. Kickball is played in the Rotunda every evening at 6 p.m.

The exception to this activity is when River Boat Randy comes to entertain. He is a music therapist and puts on an interactive program that everyone enjoys. We also have Bowling Tournaments, Wheel of Fortune, crafts, frosting cookies, and making dog bones. We sell the dog bones and the money is used for activity programs. We also play bean bag toss, target shoot and do giant cross word puzzles and quilt.

We have Beauty Boutique every other week where residents can get manicures in our Beauty Salon. Beauticians come two days a week to do the haircuts and curls. Some residents’ family members use the Salon too.

One afternoon a week we have musical entertainers come to the Square to perform. This week Beverly Ward put on a stellar performance. She has a melodious voice so sweet the birds stop singing just to listen to her voice. In the next 3 months we will have performances by Honey and Me, Magic Mary, Chuck Kirkwood and Friends, Rudy Rudesill, Steve Szydell, Rich Schroeder, Tim Jewel, Dale Martel, and JC Colby. The musical departments at the Colfax school often put on programs for the residents entertainment.

The chefs like to have lots of treats for the groups when they perform. Some of our up and coming events include an October Fest on October 14.

In November our special meal will be held on Wednesday the 18th. It will be our special Native American Indian meal to celebrate their contribution to our Thanksgiving Day Celebration.

Our LOVE LIGHT STAR will be erected the end of October or early November; but it will not be turned on until December 4th at our Love Light Program at 2 p.m. in the Square.  A Love Light in Memory of someone or in Honor of someone will be $5.00 per name. The names will appear in the messenger the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The names will also be read at the Love Light program in the Square on December 2. Our residents Open House Christmas party will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. December 17th. Santa and his number one elf Daisy have promised to make an appearance.

In January 2016 we are going for the gold, not in the Olympics but our Golden Anniversary Gala on January 30th.

Well that is quite enough for now here in beautiful downtown Colfax where there is always something on the horizon to look forward to and to enjoy!