News for the week of July 22nd to the 28th:
The Big Yellow House is looking even more yellow as the sunflowers on the west side of the building are beginning to show their bright blossoms.
The Green Leaf Crafters gathered Monday morning to cut out fleece for our boa scarves we are making. We will be selling them at our craft sale in November. Early afternoon found special visitors to the Big Yellow House. Fin and Dewy the miniature horses trotted down the halls to visit the residents. The pair is owned by Deanna Rice and her family. When Deanna is not working here as a nurse she and her tiny duo visit many of the local health care facilities bringing smiles to all who meet them.
Tuesday morning we gathered to watch a video about farm life in the 1950’s. The men talked about machinery that was used to plant the fields and harvest the crops. They also talked about caring for the different types of animals. The women remembered keeping busy with the home, helping the men, caring for the children and tending the large vegetable gardens that were necessary to feed their families. We all agreed it was hard work, but a good way of life. We will revisit a part of that life on Saturday when the Antique Tractor Club summer tour stops by for a visit. Tuesday afternoon found many in the Square for an hour of prize bingo. Eileen and Patty were here to pass out prizes and make sure the game ran smoothly. Just before supper Jordan Herrick came and spent some time with us. Not only does he bring us an inspiring message, but also sings some of our favorite hymns.
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. Blue Sky was the entertainment for the afternoon and as usual, they drew a large crowd to the Square to listen to many of our favorite old time songs.
Residents gathered Thursday morning for our monthly Breakfast Club. Before we ate, we discussed menu choices the residents would like for upcoming meals. After the meeting Chef Andy treated us to one of our favorites, biscuits and sausage gravy. We took advantage of the cooler weather in the afternoon to spend time touring the beautiful gardens around the building and in the courtyards. We noticed Jim Peterson’s tomato plants will soon have ripe tomatoes to enjoy. We are all hoping he will share some with us! Later in the evening residents spent some time in an hour of prayer and devotions led by Jordan Herrick.
On Friday morning Loretta led our Catholics in the rosary, and afterwards we gathered in the Square for Gospel Sing a Long. This activity has been a weekly 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.
Saturday we enjoyed a visit from the local Antique Tractor Club as they made the Big Yellow House a part of their stop during their summer joy ride. It was fun seeing all the tractors and visiting with their owners.
If you are interested in seeing what goes on at the Big Yellow House you can go to our web site, Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center or like us on Facebook where pictures happenings, the activity schedule and menu for the week are posted.
Until next week,