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Nursing Home Notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Norwalk Memorial Home

The huge snowstorm which hit the Norwalk area didn't dampen the spirits of the folks at Norwalk Memorial Home indeed it seemed to add to the excitement of Valentine's Day.

In between talk about the weather, residents made Valentines to give to their friends at the home. Volunteers helped make pouches for all the residents as receptacles for the valentines. Residents, staff and secret admirers were encouraged to share their feelings with the special valentine mail delivery. A special delivery game of Valentine bingo followed.

Dave Kilbride and wife traveled from Berlin Heights to play the guitar for residents. Eugene Miller is quickly becoming a favorite entertainer.

He entertained last week with a piano concert. Iverna Fallecker also played the organ to a delighted crowd.

Residents have been busy baking isn't that what Grandma's do? They made delicious butterscotch cookies celebrating National Butterscotch Day.

Volunteers led holy rosary and pastor Roger George conducted Sunday church services.

Gaymont Nursing Center

A cup of coffee, a snack, hand massage and a manicure were enjoyed by ladies Saturday morning when members of Cheer Elite stopped in to volunteer their time to assist with making our residents feel special. A lazy Sunday afternoon was spent watching movies and munching on fresh popcorn. "Honest Abe" was honored Monday as log cabins were constructed.

Waldo Neff, Gloria Grashel, Kathleen Thill and Mary Lou Soisson assisted Amy with preparations for the Valentine's Day bake sale. Cupcakes were baked and frosted. Lynn Borgia helped at the bake sale table selling raffle tickets, balloons, chocolates and baked goods. Kenny Root and Joan Mongillo were winners of prizes at the afternoon holiday party. Entertainer Scott Brutsche braved the elements to provide residents with an evening of music.

Homemade goodies and family donated items were won by numerous residents at the two weekly Bingo games, and an exercise to music session was held. A group of residents gathered to work on their scrap-booking projects and volunteer Clark Fisher held an evening Bible study.

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