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News for the week of December 1st – 7th:
During our craft group on Monday morning many residents shared the wonderful time they had with their families over the Thanksgiving holiday. In the afternoon residents gathered for Rosary with Loretta. Afterward, our monthly Resident Council was held. We reviewed the results of our craft sale and all agreed, it was once again a success and enjoyed by all who came. The December calendar was reviewed, and all are excited about the many programs and singing groups scheduled to visit. We are also looking forward to outings to see the area Christmas Lights, and making lefse and other holiday treats. And of course gathering with our families for our Christmas Celebrations.
Tuesday morning found Al, Gus, Toby, and Vern on Sandy Ridge for their weekly cribbage game. On East, many residents enjoyed being pampered and had their nails done! The afternoon brought Bingo enthusiasts to the square for Prize Bingo. All went away with bags full of treats.
Vicar Chuck 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. The afternoon found us back in the Square for our annual Love Lights Ceremony. Always a meaningful time of year, remembering and honoring all of our loved ones during the holiday season. We enjoyed music by Kathy Irwin and lots of good conversation with friends after the ceremony.
Thursday morning residents gathered for some indoor bowling on East! What a great way to stay active, and this game always results in lots of laughs. In the afternoon we were treated to a parade of students, balls, unicycles and fun as the Bloomer High School Jugglers entertained us. They had plenty of tricks up their sleeves as they performed in the Square to the enjoyment of many of the residents. Later in the afternoon, our devoted Farkle group met in the Square to toss the dice and shoot the breeze.
Friday morning we gathered 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 a great way to end the week.
Next week we are looking forward to continuing the holiday season with highlights including visits from local carolers and kicking off the first of our Family Christmas Parties.
Until next week,
Emily Gibson, Resident Services Director