News for the week of September 23rd to the 29th
Monday morning found residents working on our boa scarves, gathering in the Square and visiting while we cut. Our selection of scarves is growing and they will soon be for sale as cooler weather approaches.
After craft group we readied the Square for our monthly Green Leaf Café. With decorative table cloths and menus in place the room looked like a small town pub. As residents gathered, Loretta and Barb took orders and served up drinks. Everyone enjoyed visiting while Chef Andy and Allie prepared their food, fresh off the grill and hot from the deep fryer. This month’s treat with each meal was warm apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The afternoon found our Catholics gathering for rosary while others were back in the Square to work on our reindeer ornaments. Fingers got dirty as we painted them brown and readied them for faces. Later the weekly Quilting Group met to continue working on their many projects.
Tuesday morning found many in the East Dining Room for an hour of Kicking Karaoke. Brenda leads the group that combines our favorite songs with a little exercise. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteers Michelle, Patsy and Eileen always make sure this fun hour runs smoothly. 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 Sparby led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We appreciate him taking the time to come from Sand Creek and share with us. That afternoon, the resident council met for their monthly meeting. We reviewed next month’s activities and menu and discussed future activities and meals that residents might like. We are looking forward to outings to see the leaves and watch a local farmer combine corn.
Thursday morning found the Green Leaf Crafters back in the Square to continue working on items for our upcoming craft sale. The smell of fresh baked cookies drew both staff and residents to the East Dining Room in the afternoon. Audrey led a group of residents as they mixed up a batch of homemade cookies and put them in the oven to bake. Add a cup of fresh brewed coffee and you have a wonderful afternoon treat. Later we 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 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. It is always a great way to end the week.
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