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Our week started out with Pearl Harbor Day, a tragic day for people of our nation. A terrible 2,403 people died that day, and 1,178 more were injured. The next day the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. It is a day of remembrance for all those who were serving in our military in Hawaii.
We intended to do a spelling bee on Monday, but since residents weren’t allowed to come out of their rooms yet, we settled for exercises and room visits. We also have a couple of new residents, so there is always a little extra time needed to get to know them and get them settled in.
Many enjoyed church services on Tuesday morning, and in the afternoon residents began working on their gnomes. This turned into three days of crafting in order to get one made for all the residents who wanted one, which was many. Thanks again to the library for providing us with the materials to make most of them. We also worked on more decorating of the upstairs area, as well as hanging some more lights outside. We still have a couple of rooms that we need to add a little Christmas to, then I think we are finally done-maybe! We should be ready for Santa’s visit on Christmas morning.
Our in-house beauty shop was in full swing on Wednesday, and Carol did a great job of beautifying our ladies. Our beautician will be back next week for three days to catch up on haircuts and the usual weekly hair sets. We are in bad need of haircuts, that’s for sure. Everyone should be all spiffed up by Christmas.
We helped some residents write out their Christmas cards this week, also. Some are still waiting for addresses, but we got a start on it at least. A couple of our residents also decided to write back to the kids from the Hudson Elementary who had sent them Thanksgiving cards and placemats. I know the kids will be thrilled to hear back from the residents.
Care conferences were held via telephone on Thursday, and exercises and manicures were done that day as well as making gnomes.
Popcorn day was on Friday, and we had the weekly task of taking care of the aviary and watering plants. Our birds are certainly prolific. We have several new babies again, and a bunch of eggs in the nests. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but our bird lady tells me that most of our birds are from Australia, and the reason they are laying eggs this time of the year is because it is springtime in Australia. All I know is that the aviary gets over populated very quickly!
Thanks to the churches that have been sending cards and gifts to their members here at Glenhaven. It certainly helps to lift their spirits.
Have a great week and stay healthy.