April 14-April 20 and April 24-May 4
We missed a week of the news, so will confuse you all by adding a few things from the last week.
Jane and Friends were here on Tuesday the 24th for the monthly birthday party. We had nine birthdays for the month of April, plus a couple of the singers, so we sang Happy Birthday like 11 times! Happy Birthday to Maxine, Charlie, Les, Mary K., Judy, Virginia, Bertie, Lois and Becky.
Virginia’s family treated us all to cake and ice cream at the party, and Bertie’s family brought cupcakes, which we served for supper. “Thank You” to you all.
St. John’s hosted Bingo on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to Bobbie and Lu for helping.
The auxiliary had their annual Spring Luncheon on Friday. From all reports, it was well attended, and the food was delicious. I don’t know who brought the cream puffs, but heard lots of good reviews from the residents. Thanks to all for your support. The auxiliary does a lot of great things for our residents.
Jim Ehlers was here to entertain on Saturday afternoon.
On Monday, Dave put on his apron and did a cook-along with the residents, with the help of Ashley Bol. They made several kinds of cookies I am told. Maybe he should think about opening up his own bakery! Seriously, thanks for helping out.
The activity department, with the help of Laurie Duval, had pancake breakfast with strawberries and whipped cream for the residents on Tuesday morning. Residents always love it.
Pastor Brad from Trinity Lutheran was here for church, along with Bob Bird. They do an awesome job of singing and playing the ukulele. Live to be Healthy followed church services.
We had a real treat on Wednesday afternoon, when Patchouli & Terra Guitarra performed for residents, tenants, and visitors down in Grand Oaks. What a talented couple! They also performed on Wednesday evening at Holy Cross for a benefit for Ed and Dar Waters. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ed and Dar for their continued recovery.
Becky Nyhus volunteered to do a craft group with the residents on Thursday afternoon. They made suncatchers from colored stones. They need to dry for a couple of days to see the finished product, but at this point they look gorgeous. Thanks, Becky.
Visitors this week were: Doris Herdahl was visited by Doug & Linda Herdahl, Sharon Knudson, and JoAnne Schroeder; Rosella Maes was visited by Marlene Kerr, Mark Maes, and Carey and Brenda Kerr; Lloyd Holten was visited by Pam, Vicky, Mark and Davy; Teresa Miller was visited by Tom & Mary Miller, Bob Miller and Runt Miller; Mary & Ernie Kiekhoefer were visited by Peggy Raymond and Kay Christianson; Ardys Mounce was visited by Tom & Doris Hanson, Ila Gillis and Judy Otterson; Delaney Mattison was visited by Brian & Trudy Mattison and Carson and Delphine Danovsky.
Upcoming Highlights: May 8-Holy Cross Church, Student Council, and C,T, and the Heuts; 9-Holy Cross Bingo; 11-Mother’s Day Tea and Antiques Road Show; 12-Rudy Rudesill Music; 13-Menonite singers;16-Reptile Show with Brian Teigen; 19-Connorsville Comets Bingo and Steve Szydel music. May 13-19 is National Nursing Home Week. The National theme this year is “Celebrate Life’s Stories”. We will be reminiscing all week about residents’ lives, and each day will have a topic. We will create a journal of their memories. If any family members have pictures or items that they would like to share with us, bring them in any afternoon of that week. Our themes are childhood days, pet day, wedding day and children and family day.