News for the week of February 18th to the 24th:
One of our favorite entertainers stopped by for a visit on Sunday afternoon. The residents always enjoy it when Riverboat Randy comes. His light hearted songs are always a delight to listen to, and he has a great way of lifting everyone’s spirits.
[emember_protected] With the wintry weather outside on Monday, it made us think of things that would warm us up. So our morning craft group got out our fleece scraps and made boa scarves. As you can see from the picture above, they turned out great (Or perhaps it’s the beautiful model that makes it look so good!) The smell of fresh popped popcorn drew many to the East Lounge in the afternoon as it was time for a movie and popcorn. We watched “Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm”. Laughter could be heard down the halls as all enjoyed watching the antics of the Kettle Family.
The East Dining Room filled with residents on Tuesday morning with residents ready to begin the week getting a little exercise. Tony led the group as their arms were swinging and legs were flying. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteers Michelle, Patty and Eileen always make sure this fun hour runs smoothly.
Pastor Conklin led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We appreciate him taking the time to come and share with us. We enjoyed his inspiring message, and also singing along to our favorite hymns. Leona was here once again as she came for the service and helped those who needed help to find the songs in their books. Billy Krause entertained us in the afternoon. He always draws a crowd as his beautiful voice and talented guitar playing echoes throughout the halls.
Thursday morning began as usual, craft group in the Square, volleyball in the East Dining Room. But as the morning progressed, excitement was building and so was the aroma coming from the kitchen! It was leading up to one of our favorite meals, Liver Lovers Club! At noon, all was ready and residents were treated to a meal of delicious liver, fried onions and bacon, accompanied by hash brown potatoes, green beans and for dessert, chocolate cake. The meat was furnished by Chad and Holly Berge and all agreed it was delicious! Later that afternoon many gathered for our Thursday Cocktail hour. This is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones while enjoying our favorite beverage.
Friday morning Loretta led our Catholics in the rosary, and afterwards we gathered in the Square for a Gospel Sing a Long. This activity has been a Friday morning tradition for many years here at Colfax Health and Rehab, and the residents enjoyed listening to the talents of Kathy on piano and Bruce on the guitar. Friday afternoon, Dime Bingo was played in the Square. Everyone left with a little more jingle in their pockets.
On Saturday we were treated to an afternoon of blue grass music by the Otterson Family. We really enjoyed listening to them and look forward to their return.
Highlights of next week’s activities include our monthly Breakfast Club where the featured item will be fruit stuffed French toast and later in the week, Magic Mary will be here to entertain us with her delightful songs and beautiful organ playing.
Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director [/emember_protected]