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Glenhaven News – February 9-15
We had a very busy week, filled with all sorts of holiday fun.
Lenore Berg and company were here to entertain the residents on Saturday. Residents are really enjoying their music.
Catholic communion was on Sunday morning, but our other services were cancelled for the day. This weather has been making it tough for everyone.
We celebrated the Chinese New Year on Monday. This year is the year of the pig. Residents enjoyed egg rolls, Chinese salad and fortune cookies in the afternoon. We also talked about what the Chinese New Year was and how the animals were picked for the year. It was very interesting to read about their customs. We also went around the table and found out which animal each of the residents were in the Chinese zodiac, and what their personality traits were. It made for a lot of laughs and good entertainment.
Pastor Jonathan was unable to make it on Tuesday, so he will be coming next week, the 19th.
Bingo was hosted by Holy Cross on Wednesday, with the help of Velma, Peg, Sue, Linda K. and Linda H. Thanks to all!
Immediately following Bingo, the JAM kids from Holy Cross were here to distribute Valentines and visit with the residents. For those of you who don’t know what JAM stands for, I didn’t either, so asked the kids, and it is “Jesus and Music.” They also sang the musical rendition, which sounded great. Thanks, kids!
Thursday was Valentine’s Day, and very busy here. We had a “Sweetheart’s Dinner” for our residents who have spouses or significant others. Tables were decked out with tablecloths and flowers, and we also played some romantic music for them. The kitchen cooked a fabulous meal, and I don’t think anyone left hungry. We had seven couples who attended.
In the afternoon we had the crowning of this year’s king and queen, which were voted on by residents, staff and visitors. This year’s queen is Gladys Best, and our king is Orville Wittmer. Congratulations, you two! They will represent Glenhaven for the next year. Miss Glenwood City and her court came and did the crowning, as well as helping out with the activities that followed.
We played a trivia game about famous couples, and the names of candy bars. We also touched on some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day, and the history of chocolate and its’ production. Did you know that Americans spend 1.4 billion dollars on chocolate each Valentine’s Day? Also, the average American eats 12 pounds of chocolate per year. That sounds like a lot, but the Swiss eat nearly twice that-22 pounds per year.
It was a fun afternoon, which was followed with a snack which was chocolate, of course!
Friday morning the Little Acorns came upstairs and played balloon volleyball with some of our residents. The kids tired out before the residents, so the game continued after the kids went back downstairs. The residents also enjoyed popcorn in the afternoon.
Visitors this week were: Paula Standaert was visited by Mary Stasieluk, Christine Bos, and Craig & Diane Paulson; Doris Herdahl was visited by Doug Herdahl and Margie Wiseman; Teresa Miller was visited by Bob Miller; Bev Thompson was visited by Shelby Bauer; Larry McNamara was visited by Jerry Smith, Deb McNamara, and Craig & Diane Paulson; Carolyn Tuttle was visited by Diane Paulson and Mary Stasieluk; Carol Olson was visited by Warren Olson; and Lloyd Holten was visited by Pam, Vicky and Mark.
Upcoming Highlights: 18-President’s Day trivia and Threads of God’s Love knitting group; 19-Holy Cross Church; 24-Grace Baptist church; 26- Boyceville Methodist Church and Jane and Friends music; 27-St. John’s Bingo.