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News for the week of April 7th to April 13th:
Monday morning found residents gathered in the East dining room for an hour of short stories and devotions. Barb leads this group and always has an interesting story to tell us. Later it was time to get ready for our monthly restaurant style meal at the Green Leaf Café. It didn’t take long to transform the Square into a café like atmosphere. With checkered table clothes and menus in place, it was open for business and waiting for our first customers. This month’s menu featured a build your own burger theme with hot off the grill patty melts, to burgers served on a freshly toasted bun. If a burger wasn’t your thing, there was a delicious fish dinner as an option. To complement the meals we offered onion rings, cheese curds or French fries fresh out of the deep fryer.
Tuesday morning’s activity group went a little crazy! Gather up residents, add some instruments and some music and watch out! Cribbage was the name of the game on Ridge Crest as Al, Toby, Vern and Gus enjoyed an hour of homemade cookies, hot coffee and fast flying cards! After lunch the Catholics gathered for prayers and devotions. Patty leads this group and we appreciate her taking the time to lead us. The afternoon found us in the Square for our usual Tuesday bingo. But this bingo game was a little different this time. In honor of National Volunteer Week we invited all of our volunteers to be our special guests during this fun hour. Along with the normal bingo prizes, our volunteers received special prizes. Following bingo, the kitchen staff served us a delicious lunch. Volunteers in attendance were Patty Lampert, Angela Rebak, Kathy Irwin, Linnea Thompson, Veda Keikhaefer, Eileen Stokke, Bruce Schroeder, Gary Thorson, Mona Thorson, Loretta Logslett, Cathy Davis, Michelle VanVulpen, Al Stai, Gus Fehr, Kathy Tape, Jayne and Zac Otterson and Leonna Ubbelohde. Volunteers unable to attend were, Patsy Knutson, Toby Horn, Mary Ann Benish, Cindy Knutson, Jordan Herrick and Jolene Albricht. Just before supper Jordan Herrick spent some time with us. Not only does he share 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. In the afternoon residents gathered in the Square for our monthly black out bingo. We played four rounds, which meant four residents went away the big winners and split a pot of over forty dollars. Those that left empty handed said they can’t wait to play again next month as maybe it will be their turn to win.
Thursday morning, residents gathered in the East Dining Room for our weekly volleyball tournament. This activity brings out our competitive side, and all agree it’s a fun way to get some exercise. In the afternoon we donned our aprons and decorated bunny cookies.
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