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The week of May 5 – 11th
Everyone was glad that Monday made for two days in a row with sunshine, nice spring temps and no rain! Lately those days have been few and far between. We gathered in the East Dining room for our weekly reading group. Barb read a few short stories from the Good Old Days magazine. We could all relate to the story about what we used for “toys” when we couldn’t just go to the store and buy them. We all remembered playing Kick the Can or Annie, Annie Over. Both were played with cans as we couldn’t afford to buy a ball. After reading group we readied the Square for our monthly Green Leaf Café. With table cloths and menus in place the room looked just like a small town pub. As the residents gathered, waitresses Tina, 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 out of the deep fryer. All agreed everything tasted great!
“Sit er size” started out our Tuesday morning with residents gathered in front of the TV to follow along to an exercise video that not only loosens up the muscles, burns some calories, but is also fun to do, all while sitting on the comfort of our own chairs. Cribbage was the name of the game on Ridge Crest with Al and Gus leading the group. The residents always look forward to this weekly gathering. Before lunch, Mary Ann came to share the sacrament of communion with our Catholics. We appreciate here taking the time to travel from Bloomer to ashare with our residents. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square for an hour of Prize Bingo. All went away with bags full of treats. Volunteers Michelle and Eileen always make sure this fun hour runs smoothly. Just before supper we were blessed to have Jordan Herrick spend some time with us. Not only does he bring us an inspiring message, but also sings some of our favorite hymns.
Pastor Mark Sparby led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We appreciate him taking the time to come all the way from Sand Creek and share with us. We enjoyed his inspiring message and also singing along to our favorite hymns. Blue Sky was the entertainment for the afternoon and as usual, Peggy, Bob and Teresa drew a large crowd to the Square to listen to their version of many of our favorite old time songs.
On Thursday morning the East Dining Room filled with residents ready for a little exercise. Barb led the group as their arms were swinging and legs were flying. Later the group reminisced about how everyone used to get their exercise. We came to the conclusion, for most of us; farm work was the exercise of our earlier days. In the afternoon we donned our aprons and stirred up a batch of Bran muffins. They sure tasted good alongside a fresh cup of coffee.
Friday morning we gathered for Gospel Sing a Long. This activity has been a weekly 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. 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 newly expanded 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