News for the week of February 5th to the 11th:
It was another warm winter day on Sunday and we once again enjoyed a visit from Leona. We always look forward to her wonderful stories.
Monday morning found the residents in the square finishing up our Valentine’s table decorations. We made paper valentines with chocolate centers to set next to the plates. It was hard to resist grabbing a piece of chocolate while we worked. We went around in circles on Monday afternoon. Residents met in the East Dining Room they were challenged to complete circle word puzzles. Everyone enjoyed working together to complete the puzzles.
It wouldn’t be Tuesday without a fast pace game of volleyball. Residents lined up in the dining room for an hour of toss the ball. Everyone came away the winner, with all getting a little exercise in the process. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteers Michelle, and Eileen kept the game running smoothly. We again welcomed Mrs. Zutter and her students to help out during our bingo hour.
Wednesday morning, Pastor Conklin led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We enjoyed his inspiring message, and also singing along to our favorite hymns. Wednesday afternoon we transformed the Square into a movie theater. As the smell of the popcorn popping drew a crowd, we watched the movie Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a wonderful musical starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell.
On Thursday morning our Green Leaf Crafters met in the square to talk about our next craft projects. We decided that we would like have a basket social and will be making items to put in the baskets to be auctioned off. They will contain a personalized cookbook with the residents’ favorite recipes along with other items that can be used in the kitchen. It should be a fun project. 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.
The Catholics gathered for our Friday morning rosary group led by Loretta. Later in the Square we held Gospel Sing a Long. We love picking out our favorite hymns to sing. Cathy and Bess led us in this hour of music and prayer. Friday afternoon, Dime Bingo was played in the Square. It is always a great way to end the week.
Here is this weeks recipe from our 1996 nursing home cookbook. Submitted by Paul Stevens, resident.
Recipe for a Happy Home
Combine a happy heart,
Mix with Christian Love,
Add the fruits of the Holy Spirit,
Sprinkle with smiles, hugs and kisses,
Bake for a Lifetime!
Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director