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Colfax Health and Rehab – 10-12-2016

News for the week of 
October 2nd to the 8th:

This week we celebrate Healthcare Food Service Week. Our dietary staff work hard and prepare great meals. They always go above and beyond to make our residents stay as special as possible.

We began the week with a visit from Leona. We always enjoy her Sunday visits where she shares favorite stories.

 morning found our ladies in the Square where we continue to work on a fall craft project. We are making decorative packets that hold a napkin and silverware for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. While the women worked, the men enjoyed a video on horsepower. The afternoon found many residents gathering for our monthly Bowling Tournament. We had a three-way tie for first place, with Harvey Dregar, Bess Jackson, and Betty Beguhn coming away with the most points. Later, Cathy and the Happy Hour in the Go cart treated the residents to their favorite adult beverages.

Tuesday found the residents back in the Square to assemble fall wreaths. We enjoy watching as the wreaths were assembled and the bright colors came together. Meanwhile the men enjoyed a video on restoring old tractors. Tuesday afternoon was Bingo in the Square, and all came away with bags full of goodies. Michelle, Eileen, and Vonnie helped out during this hour of fun.

Wednesday morning, Pastor Koch led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We enjoyed her inspiring message, and also singing along to our favorite hymns as she accompanies us on the guitar. Rich Schroetter entertained us in the afternoon. He always draws a crowd as his beautiful voice and talented guitar playing echoes through the halls.

Thursday morning, residents gathered in the Square for our weekly volleyball tournament. This activity brings out our competitive side, and all agree it’s a fun way to get some exercise. We exercised our brains Thursday afternoon with our monthly Spelling Bee. The residents enjoy testing their knowledge, and also reminisce about past school days when an occasional Spelling Bee was a part of the school curriculum. Later it was once again time for Happy Hour on the Go.

Friday morning the Catholics gathered for our weekly rosary. Loretta took the time to lead us. After rosary, it was Gospel Sing a Long in the Square. Julie, Bruce and Delores shared their music and special words. Dime Bingo was the activity for the afternoon. Once again many went away with a little more jingle in their pocket.

As many of you know, Colfax Health & Rehab, formerly Area Nursing Home is celebrating 50 Years of Service to the residents of Colfax and surrounding communities. In 1996, we put together a recipe book containing recipes from residents, families, friends and staff. I thought it would be fun to share some of the recipes from that book. So for the next few months, you will see them included in my news. I hope you enjoy the recipes, and maybe even try some of them. This week’s recipe is one of the residents and staffs favorite and is still on our menu today.

Spinach Bake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together 1 cup milk, ½ cup chopped onion, ½ tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. salt, 2 eggs, ¾ cup croutons, ½ grated cheddar cheese, ½ tsp. oregano and ½ tsp. pepper. In a 2 quart casserole dish, place 3 cans of spinach that has been drained and chopped. Pour ingredients over spinach and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is hot. *Submitted by Area Nursing Home, Dietary Department.

We are looking forward to a busy week next week, which will include a Sing a Long with Kathy Irwin, and our Octoberfest Celebration which includes a German Meal followed by music by Honey and Me.

Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director