Glenhaven News April 14-April 20
Rudy Rudesill came on Saturday afternoon to perform for the residents and staff here at Glenhaven. Sunday was a busy day even with the snow storm coming and going all weekend. The Sunnyside Shamrocks 4H club kids came and played bingo with the residents and held their monthly meeting here as well.
Later that evening the Mennonites performed some beautiful hymns that everyone enjoyed. Glenhaven wants to thank everyone who came here through the bad weather conditions to be with us, we appreciate it very much!
We started Monday morning off with manicures that were done by the activity department. In the afternoon the baking club got together to try out a cookie recipe that we had gotten from Liz. The cookies we made were peanut butter cookies made with bacon grease as one of the ingredient. Everyone had different thoughts about how the cookies were going to turn out, but after the taste test everyone was very satisfied with the results. They would make them again but wanting more bacon grease to add.
Tuesday mornings are always a little busier around here. Church service with Immanuel Lutheran church took place that morning. Thank you Pastor Dahm for taking the time to spend your morning with us. Exercises with Live to be Healthy were to follow. In the afternoon the residents got their hands dirty, as we had a garden meeting which involved transplanting about 50 little plants into larger pots.
On Wednesday morning the ladies went down to the beauty parlor to get their hair fixed up nicely for the week. While that was going on, a small group got together and painted a bird house that an elementary student and their dad made for us. Jack, Bill and Lloyd did the painting, and we also had Evelyn and Les try making potholders on a loom. In the afternoon, Bingo was hosted by the activity department, and after Bingo we enjoyed the peanut butter and bacon cookies that the baking club made on Monday.
We woke up Thursday morning by exercising with live to be healthy. In the afternoon we put the residents’ brains to work by having a spelling bee. The residents always have fun participating, and it seems to end with lots of stories and laughing.
Friday was a very busy day indeed, as we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. We had a very nice crowd, and did a great deal of laughing, as we played Polish Bingo. The guests got a chance to see how the residents feel when they don’t call the right numbers at Bingo! We can’t begin to tell each of our volunteers how much we appreciate your sharing of your time and talents to make things brighter and happier for our residents and tenants. As was mentioned at the luncheon, three of the things the residents most often attend are music, church, and Bingo, all of which involve a lot of volunteer time. So “Thank You” all so much for your continued willingness to be of service. Also a big thanks to our auxiliary who donate so much of their time doing fund raising, which is used to purchase items that residents need, as well as sponsoring the aviary and outings, just to name a few of their projects. Thanks to Judy and the rest of the dietary staff for their preparation and help. Everything was delicious! And finally, thanks to all who helped set up and clean up afterwards.
Visitors this week were: Carolyn Tuttle was visited by Marlene Kerr; Doris Herdahl was visited by Sally & Steve Culver and JoAnne Schroeder; Rosella Maes was visited by Marlene Kerr; Virginia Engebretson was visited by Betty Pittman; Teresa Miller was visited by Tom & Mary Miller and Bob Miller; and Ardys Mounce was visited by Tom & Doris Hanson
Upcoming Highlights: 24-Boyceville United Methodist church, Jane and Friends; 25-St. John’s Bingo; 27-Auxiliary Spring Luncheon-please join us for lunch; 28-Jim Ehlers Music.