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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 11-15-2017

Colfax Health and Rehab News – 11-15-2017

News for the week of November 5th to the 11th:

“There’s a light that shines on everyone, burning brighter every day 

For the souls who search for peace on earth it’s the Christmas Star that lights the way.”

Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center invites you to honor or remember your loved ones by naming a Light on our Christmas Star which will shine brightly on our building throughout the holiday season. The names of the loved ones you wish to recognize will be read at our Love Light Program at 1:30 on December 7th and will also be published in the Colfax Messenger during the holiday season. You may pick up the form anytime at the front desk of our facility or look for a copy in an upcoming Colfax Messenger. 

Monday morning craft group was back to work on our snow flake wreaths. Meanwhile other residents spent time exercising to their favorite tunes in the East Dining Room. The afternoon was filled with magic, music and fun as one of our favorite entertainers Magic Mary traveled from Chippewa Falls to spend time with us. We laughed, sang our favorite tunes and enjoyed social hour after the show. 

Tuesday morning found the ladies enjoying a game of bounce ball in the Square, while the men gathered in the East Lounge for a video called Tractor Tales. Tuesday 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. 

Wednesday morning we all gathered in the Square for our weekly church service with Pastor Eide. We appreciate her taking the time to come and share with us. After lunch, the rolling pins came out again as we made another batch of our famous dog treats. Along with the regular bone shaped biscuits, we also made Biscuits on a Stick. 

Thursday morning our weekly volleyball teams met in the East Dining Room. The competition was once again fierce, and we declared the game a tie. Meanwhile, Father Joe Nakwah and his assistant, Duanne Brunner led our Catholics in mass. The afternoon was dedicated to all of the veterans that reside at Colfax Health and Rehab. We began by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Tony then presented a slide show and we continued with reading of the veterans’ names, poems read by the residents and then everyone sang America the Beautiful and the Star Spangled Banner before enjoying a delicious cake that Chef Andy had prepared for us. 

Rosary and Gospel Sing a Long started our Friday. We have a very special group of volunteers who make this time possible. Loretta, Bruce, Kathy and Jean are always glad to share their time, songs and special words with us. Friday afternoon, Dime Bingo was played in the Square. It is always a great way to end the week.

Next weeks’ activities include music by Riverboat Randy and a sing a long with Bev Ward, along with bingo with the Cooks Valley Church. 

Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director