News for the week of January 22nd to the 28th:
Staff and residents alike are thankful for the January thaw. It has allowed the maintenance staff to get out and remove the ice that we received last week!
Leona visited again on Sunday. We always enjoy her stories and poems. Later in the day, everyone geared up to watch the Packers play. Many were disappointed at their loss, but all agreed, they gave it their best try.
Monday found our crafters in the Square working on Valentine’s decorations. They are table decorations that will be used next month for our Sweetheart’s meal. Trivia Time started out the afternoon, and was followed by Cocktail Hour in the Square. While enjoying cocktails, we watched a movie called “Our Vines have Tender Grapes” with Edward G. Robinson. All agreed, it was a great movie!
Tuesday morning we gathered for our weekly volleyball tournament. The residents really enjoy this activity in which we all get our exercise and have some fun while doing it. The afternoon found us in the Square for an hour of bingo. As usual, many came away with bags full of goodies.
We gathered in the Square for our weekly church service with Pastor Taylor. We appreciate him taking the time to come and share with us. The afternoon was spent back in the Square where Bev Ward entertained us with her beautiful voice. Many of the residents joined singing along to some of their favorite songs.
Thursday morning found our craft group gathering in the CBRF making valentine decorations for the upcoming holiday. While the residents worked on crafts, the staff busied themselves getting ready for the Resident Wine and Craft Beer Luncheon. As residents gathered, they were offered wine and craft beer from local breweries. For lunch the residents were served: meat and cheese trays with assorted crackers, fresh shrimp with cocktail sauce, tortilla pinwheel roll ups, and chocolate truffles.
Friday found the Catholics gathering for our weekly rosary led by Loretta. After rosary, it was Gospel Sing in the Square. Cathy and Bess led us in an hour of singing, and sharing of special words. Dime Bingo was the activity for the afternoon. Once again many went away with a little more jingle in their pocket.
Some of next week’s activities include: Breakfast Club and music by one of our favorite entertainers, Rich Schroetter.
In closing, here is a recipe from our 1996 cookbook submitted by Cheryl Stene, former Dietary Supervisor.
Oven Stew: 2 lb. cup up beef stew meat, 1 medium onion, 6 carrots (cut into chunks), 4 to 6 medium potatoes (cut into chunks), 1 tsp. salt, 2 TBS. Minute Tapioca, 1 TBS. sugar, 1 cup tomato juice, pepper to taste. Directions: Place meat and vegetables in a roaster. Sprinkle with salt, sugar, pepper and tapioca. Pour tomato juice over. Cover and bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 4 hours. Stir occasionally.
Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director