Colfax Health and Rehab News – 1-31-2018

News for the week of January 21st to the 27th: 

Well for once the weather man was right. The week started out as they predicted and many had to deal with the several inches of snow that fell throughout the day on Monday.

[emember_protected] We were thankful that everyone made it here and back home safely. As we watch the snow fall residents gathered in the square to make Valentine door hangings. The red and white hearts will look festive hanging up. Meanwhile we moved up our afternoon beauty boutique to the morning so that Cathy could pretty up some fingernails before heading home to beat the brunt of the storm. 

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. 

Pastor Walck led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We enjoyed his inspiring message, and also singing along to our favorite hymns. The afternoon was spent back in the Square where Bev Ward entertained us with her beautiful voice. Many of the residents joined in, singing along to some of their favorite songs. 

Thursday morning found our sewing group gathering to continue work on our pet blankets. While the residents worked, 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: exotic cheese trays with assorted crackers, fresh shrimp with cocktail sauce, burgundy meatballs, strawberries dipped in white chocolate and chocolate truffles. The residents all enjoyed it and appreciate the dietary department giving us a sample of what the public will be offered at our Wine and Craft Beer Event on Saturday. 

Friday found the Catholics gathering for our weekly rosary led by Loretta. After rosary, it was Gospel Sing in the Square. Kathy and Bruce led us in an hour of singing, and sharing of special words and prayers. 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 featuring freshly shredded hashbrowns, country fried ham steak, eggs and toast. Kathie Irwin will also be here to lead us in a sing a long.

 In closing, here is a recipe from our 1996 cookbook submitted by Cheryl Stene, former Dietary Supervisor. This recipe is guaranteed to warm you on a cold winter’s day. 

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 [/emember_protected]