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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Norwalk Memorial Home

Father's Day celebrations abounded throughout this great country and the folks at Norwalk Memorial Home were no exception. Family members gathered with their loved ones to celebrate with a delicious family picnic in the beautiful courtyard at the home. A contest to see who could tie a tie the fastest was held and the great prizes also included the ties that were used for the contest. Two guitarists entertained.

The Norwalk Reflector is a useful guide and source of information for area residents but this paper has also provided a source for activities for the area nursing homes. Norwalk Memorial Home frequently uses "Blast From The Past" and "Roasts and Toasts" as topics of discussion. Two new volunteers assisted with this activity, Tessi Kernal and Tom House.

A volunteer visitor accompanied her owner to visit residents this week. Mindy, a toy pomeranian, visited room to room. The walking club has thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather. Resident Marge Baker has been the leader for this activity and each week more residents are taking advantage of the opportunity to exercise and enjoy the fresh air.

The weekly outing involved a trip to Vargo's and shopping at Kmart. Various additional activities were enjoyed including residents council, music by the Melody Makers and Iverna, morning stretch, happy hour, bingo, life enhancement and family council meeting with Leslie, coffee corner. A rousing game of wheelchair volleyball was held with everyone winning. Sunday church services were conducted by the Rev. Roger George celebrating his 40th year in the ministry. The Rev. Francis Speier from St. Mary Catholic Church held Mass.

Twilight Gardens

Residents had a large turn out of people that played bingo last Thursday. Zella Kohler had a lucky card where she won three regular games and the special game, where you had to have a picture frame to win. Stewart Bowlin, Gordon Harrod, Lil Cesa and Mary Patrick all won two times. Labelle came and continued her readings from "Christy" the book.

The Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, pastor of St. Paul Episcopal Church, held a communion service for residents. She read from the gospel of Luke, gave a short devotional and residents sang the hymn "My faith looks up to thee".

On June 8, residents had a picnic style pot luck to raised money for Relay for Life and raised about $150. Residents played a guessing game called the Price I$ Right. They had 16 different articles and the residents had to guess the price of the item closest without going over. Zella Kohler, Stewart Bowlin and Gordon Harrod guessed the price right on the nose on three items.

Iverna Fallecker came at coffee break and played the organ for everyone. The Huron Valley Mennonite church came and sang.

For Donald Duck's birthday, residents tried to get some of the residents to either quack, talk or waddle like Donald but no one knew how. It was fun anyway. Residents played word scramble that had to deal with Donald and his family members. Faith Mienke had gotten all of the words except one. Stewart Bowlin got three, Zella two and Leona B. one.

The Rev. Roger George and residents sang hymns, then he gave a sermon and read from his Bible about how God's beliefs for everyone who will trust in the Lord. The "Spurs," which is a trio of women with the voices of angels, sang some gospel songs, most of them a cappella.

This morning Zella Kohler and Marlene Ward baked zucchini bread and made buckeye bars for the bake sale that residents are planning later in the month for Relay for Life.

For craft class residents made tie decorations to be placed on the tables as center pieces for Father's Day. Mary Patrick was the big winner for bingo. She won five times. Lil Cesa and Mr. Drew and Taylor and Tyler Niece all won two times.

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