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Colfax Health and Rehab – 10-11-2017

News for the week of October 1st to the 7th: 

Many of the week’s activities were all about apples. Not only did the residents have a great time at the orchard last week, many brought back a few of their favorite kind of apples.

We put some of them to good use on Saturday when Sherri and the CBRF residents made a pan of apple crisp. Warm out of the oven, with a scoop of ice cream, it was delicious. The apple activities continued on Monday when our Granny Bakers gathered to peel and dice apples for a batch of apple bread. Meanwhile the Green Leaf Crafters met in the Square to continue work on our fall banners. Later in the day, we enjoyed a slice of the fresh baked apple bread with our afternoon coffee. 

Tuesday morning started out with exercises in the East Dining Room. Tony leads this group and he always makes exercising a fun time. Afterwards we enjoyed apple slices dipped in warm caramel sauce for a snack. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteer Michelle calls the numbers and always makes sure this fun hour runs smoothly. 

Wednesday was another busy day at the Big Yellow House. After breakfast the Granny Bakers gathered to make another delicious apple dessert. This time the rolling pins were flying, and the resident were busy peeling and slicing as we made another fall favorite, apple pie. The pies would be served for dessert with our supper meal. Later that morning Pastor Mary Eide of Shepard of the Hill Lutheran church in Elk Mound led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We appreciate her taking the time to come and share with us. Rich Schroetter and Jim entertained us in the afternoon. They always draw a crowd as their beautiful voices and talented guitar playing echoes through the halls. 

Noodles meet Ball started out our Thursday morning as we gathered for an hour of fun using beach balls and Styrofoam noodles. As the residents hit the ball with the noodles, it is always a challenge to see which team can keep the ball on the opponents side. In the end, everyone came away a winner and we all had fun in the process. The afternoon found the residents doing a little gambling as we played the Disc Drop Game. Residents are given cards with numbers on, and they try to guess which numbered box the disc will drop into after going through a maze of pegs on a board. The winners go away with some tasty prizes. 

The next morning Loretta led our Catholics in the rosary, and afterwards we gathered in the Square for Gospel Sing a Long. This activity has been a Friday morning tradition for many years at Colfax Health and Rehab, and the residents enjoyed listening to the talents of Kathy on piano and Bruce on the guitar as well as singing along to their favorite hymns. Friday afternoon, Dime Bingo was played in the Square. It is always a great way to end the week.

Until next week enjoy the beauty of the season!
Barb Stobb, Activity Director