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Nursing Home Notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Twilight Gardens

Residents had a great crowd down for the Father's Day party. They had cherry and apple pie a la mode and coffee and tea to drink. Emery Pilkenton provided entertainment and everyone really enjoyed him. The fitness activity was in full gear, while doing stretches and hitting a balloon around to try to keep it up in the air. Residents were limbered up and ready to face the day.

Bingo winners Thursday were, with three wins, Dorothy Colish. Six residents won two games and the special game was won by Nadina Wanshula.

Labelle keeps on reading from the book called "Christy." She read how they handled a couple of mischievous boys and also a moonshine problem, a lesson on obedience.

St. Paul Episcopal Church staff held a communion service for residents. The residents had their monthly council meeting.

Over the weekend residents played jokereno, and four residents won games. They were Florence Silcox, Zella Kohler, Stewart Bowlin and Penny Martin. The Rev. Mark Bogan was enjoyed by several. They sang a few hymns and the reverend spoke on John the Baptist's birthday.

Bingo winners were, Flora Perry with two wins, and Linda Daughtery with one and she also won the special game, which you had to have a picture frame.

Residents saw the movie "Evan Almighty."

Leon and Gerri Shinsky from St. Mary Catholic Church in Wakeman held a communion service for residents. Reciting the rosary followed.

Norwalk Memorial Home

There's nothing quite like watching the Cleveland Indians, eating hot dogs and drinking a long cool drink at Jacobs Field. That's exactly where folks from Norwalk Memorial Home traveled to this past week wearing matching T-shirts, courtesy of Fisher-Titus Medical Center. It was an exciting game which left everyone on the edge of their seats. An added bonus was the terrific rendition of the National Anthem performed by the group "Rhythm 'n' Rhyme" which included Dr. James Kasten. He is part of this barbershop quartet that has become quite popular.

Wheel of Fortune was one of the more popular games played this week with several big winners. The prizes included items donated by the game show network.

Betty Chase gave a beautiful piano concert last week during Happy Hour. A spring dessert topped off the party. After dinner, music was provided by Iverna at the organ. Iverna also conducted a vegeterian cooking class earlier in the week.

The New London Baptist Singers graced the dining room with their time and talents. Sunday church services were offered by Ken Downing and Catholic communion was offered by Louise Allen. Additional acitivties held during the week were bingo with Donna and Eleanor, Fitness Fun, gardening, the walking club, life enhancement and discussion group.

Gaymont Nursing Center

Every morning residents at Gaymont look forward to coffee in the activities room with delicious flavored coffees, donuts and coffee cake. At resident council, Lynn Borgia stated that she would like to see tostadas on the menu more often. It seemed to be a favorite amoung the residents.

Donna Ratliff, Virginia Baker and Kenny Root find pleasure in being part of a monthly pen pal club. They get together and correspond with friends from the Norwalk Memorial Home.

The annual king and queen were chosen this week. The honors went to Alvin Poole and Donna Ratliff. They graciously accepted and were both honored and surprised.

On Wednesday, Gloria Grachel, Kathlene Thill and Averil Taylor enjoyed a morning of bowling. Gloria showed her skills when she rolled a strike. Kathlene landed three pins. After bowling residents and staff enjoyed a special treat with ice cream and root beer floats.

Excitement filled the west wing dining room as several residents tried their hand at bingo. Participants included Donna Ratliff, Lilian Gleason, Waldo Neff, Kenny Root, Donny Myers and Roy Griffith. After bowling, Lynn Borgia's mother brought in a birthday cake which was enjoyed by residents and staff.

Activities director Amy Bolding, with the help of Marsha Smith accompanied Lynn Borgia, Lillian Gleason and Donna Ratliff on a trip to Vargo's for some tasty treats. Donna and Lillian chose butterscoth sundays while Lynn opted for her favorite cookie dough flurry. Saturday, residents enjoyed the sounds and songs of Clark Fisher. Many joined him in sing-a-longs of gospel music.

Happy birthday to residents with June birthdays: Pauline Cring, Carl Williams, Lynn Borgia, Sylvia Marcum and Florance Nickoli.

Gaymont welcomes 10 of the Memorial Home residents who will be joining residents at Gaymont for the July 4 celebration from the front lawn.

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