EDITOR’SNOTE: The following were omitted from this week’s area nursing home notes, which were published Tuesday.
Norwalk Memorial Home
On Memorial Day, residents gathered for a morning of remembrance with friends. Family picnics and visits were enjoyed in the afternoon.
Tuesday it was coffee corner, sharing news from the weekend, and enjoying a fun trivia on John F. Kennedy, which marked JFK’s birthday. Residents then exercised and residents made up their very own cheer also. In the afternoon it was bingo, which is a favorite of so many.
Bailey, the home’s dog, was proudly showing off his new hair cut this past week. Residents happily petted him and complimented him and he responded like a young pup although he’s really a senior citizen in people years. Iverna conducted vegetarian cooking class. Although everyone agreed it was all good, the majority voted on the Yankee Doodle Noodle as the best dish.
The weekly trip took residents to Big Lots to shop and then out for lunch and ice cream. Jack, the bus driver, celebrated his birthday today. When residents were purchasing lunch, they all bought the driver an apple dumpling and presented it to him as they sang happy birthday. Saturday provided another opportunity for an outing. Residents traveled to Main Street School to watch “Beauty and the Beast.” This production was provided by Curtain Call Productions.
Ellen Reed provided music during our happy hour followed by an evening of Iverna at the organ. A variety of activities were offered during the week including daily exercise class, bingo with Donna and Eleanor, news flash and Catholic communion. Sunday blessings were offered by Ken Downing during the church service.