News for the week of August 19th to the 25th:
Residents gathered in the gazebo on Monday morning to enjoy the weather and watch chicken cooking on our flip flop grills. All agreed it smelled wonderful as it cooked. It wasn’t long and the chicken was ready to serve. Add some homemade potato salad and a fresh from the oven lemon bar for dessert, no complaints from anyone!
We are hoping to get in a few more cook outs before the summer ends. Early afternoon found special visitors to the Big Yellow House. Duey and Squeeks, the miniature horses trotted down the halls and visited 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. Meanwhile some of the ladies met in the Square where we cut more fleece strips for our boa scarves. Fall is fast approaching and it won’t be long and we will be getting ready for our Craft and Vendor sale.
The women gathered in the Square again on Tuesday morning. This time we worked on sorting and packaging greeting cards. While the women worked, the men enjoyed a video on restoring antique tractors. Bingo in the Square was the afternoon activity. Many came to enjoy one of our favorite gatherings. Eileen, Patty and Michelle were once again in charge of this fun hour. Just before supper we were blessed to have Jordan Herrick spend time with us. Not only does he bring us an inspiring message, but also sings some of our favorite hymns.
Pastor Mary Eide of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran church in Elk Mound led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We appreciate her taking the time to come and share with us. Chuck Kirkwood and Friends entertained us in the afternoon. We always look forward to their wonderful toe tapping old time music.
Residents gathered Thursday morning for our weekly volleyball tournament. This activity brings out our competitive side, and all agree it’s a fun way to get some exercise. Later we loaded up the vans and headed to Chippewa Falls and a visit to the Leinenkugel’s Brewery. We enjoyed lunch on the beautiful patio while we sampled a few of their famous brews. Some of the residents had never been there and all agreed they would like to visit again. Later that evening, residents spent some time in an hour of prayer and devotions led by Jordan Herrick. It is great that he takes time from his busy schedule to share with us.
Friday morning found the Catholics gathering for our weekly rosary. After rosary, it was time for Gospel Sing a Long in the Square. Dime Bingo was the activity for the afternoon. Once again many went away with a little more jingle in their pocket.
Highlights for next week’s activities include a restaurant style meal at the Green Leaf Café, music by Mary Farber and on Thursday we will be attending the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication at the Tom Prince Memorial Field.
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,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director