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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 10-25-2017

News for the week of October 15th to the 21st:

There were a lot of long faces on Monday morning, as the talk was about the Packers’ loss to the Vikings and the injury to Aaron Rodgers. We were just thankful Aaron was not hurt worse than he was and hopeful the team will do ok without him.

The Green Leaf Crafters gathered in the Square on Monday morning where we worked on a couple fall projects. We cut out more leaves for our Be Thankful Tree and continued working on our Candy Corn silverware holders. In the afternoon, Dale Martell traveled all the way from Stillwater, Minnesota to entertain us. We always enjoy listening as he sings some of our favorite country western songs while stringing along with his guitar, banjo, fiddle or ukulele. 

Tuesday mornings activity group with Tony went a little crazy! Gather up some residents, add some instruments and a karaoke machine, and watch out! More joined in when they heard the music and laughter. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteers Michelle and Eileen always make sure this fun hour runs smoothly. 

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. It was also great to see Leona back with us as she assisted those that needed during the service. After church, we loaded up the van for another journey out to the country side to see the colors of fall. This time we headed north towards Sand Creek as we were told the bluffs up that way were absolutely beautiful and they were right! We truly live in a beautiful part of the country. For the residents that stayed home, we put some of them to work cutting out leaves for our next project, poinsettias and snowflake wreaths. 

Thursday morning, residents gathered in the East Dining Room for our weekly volleyball tournament. This activity brings out our competitive side, and all agree it’s a fun way to get some exercise. The high school choir visited on Thursday afternoon and shared some of their songs from their fall concert. Our residents always enjoy it when students take the time to come and share their talents with us. 

The Catholics gathered on East 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. Kathy and Bruce lead 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.

Highlights for next week activities include Cooking with Chef Andy, a sing a Long with Kathy Irwin, also Riverboat Randy will be here to entertain us. And if we have time, we have dozens of pumpkin cookies to frost for our trick or treaters. 

Until next week, 
Barb Stobb, Activity Director