News for the week of Oct. 1st to the 6th:
Monday morning found residents continuing to work on items for our craft sale, gathering in the Square and visiting while we work. The afternoon was a busy one as resident gathered to work on our scare crow decorations while we watched the Brewers baseball game. Everyone was excited to see them win and look forward to watching the Thursday game. Later that afternoon our quilters gathered to work on the many projects that they have going. We appreciate Angie taking the time to lead this group.
Tuesday morning started out with exercises in the East Dining Room. Brenda leads this group and makes exercising a fun time. Meanwhile it was cribbage Club. Led by Al and Gus, it is an hour of fun and fast flying cards. Following lunch the Catholics gathered for prayers and devotions. We appreciate Patty taking the time to lead us. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteers Eileen and Patty always make sure this fun hour runs smoothly.
Pastor Schroetter 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. Leona was here once again as she came for the service and helped those who needed find the songs in their books. Rich Schroeder entertained us in the afternoon. He always draws a crowd as his beautiful voice and talented guitar playing echoes through the halls.
Noodles meet Ball started out our Thursday morning as we gathered for an hour of fun using beach balls and Styrofoam noodles. As the residents hit the ball with the noodles, it is always a challenge to see which team can keep the ball on the opponents’ side. The afternoon found a group of residents mixing together Apple Cinnamon muffins. After a short time in the oven we enjoyed the warm muffins with a fresh cup of coffee.
Friday morning we gathered in the Square for Gospel Sing a Long. This activity has been a Friday morning tradition for many years at Colfax Health and Rehab, and the residents enjoyed listening to the talents of Kathy on piano and Bruce on the guitar as well as singing along to their favorite hymns. Friday afternoon, Dime Bingo was played in the Square. Everyone left with a little more jingle in their pocket.
Saturday afternoon found the residents doing a little gambling as we played Prize Plinko. Residents are given cards with numbers on, and they try to guess which numbered box the disc will drop into after going thru a maze of pegs on a board. Everyone is a winner and go away with some tasty prizes.
Plans are taking shape for our annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 24th. The residents have been busy all year making items to sell. We already have many local crafters and vendors signed up to participate but do have space for a few more. If you would like to reserve a table space give me a call.
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