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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Twilight Gardens Home

For St. Patrick's Day residents played trivia games and read a story about St. Patrick and the celebration of St. Patty's Day. Calvary Baptist church held a church service for residents this past Sunday. The Rev. Joe Graf led the sermon and residents sang some hymns. Residents went to the Circle of Friends luncheon at the First Christian Church. Residents enjoyed different soups, sandwiches and a variety of desserts.

Barb Werzel, a eucharistic distributor from St. Paul Catholic Church came and held a communion service for residents. Reciting the rosary followed. For craft class residents colored St. Patrick's Day shamrocks and pictures to hang up for St. Patrick's Day.

Mary Patrick won bingo three times, Phyllis Schmuck won twice, and there were a lot of people who won once. The Rev. Margaret spoke about Luke's gospel, residents sang "Blest Be the Tie that Binds."

Residents made some shamrock shakes in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Vanilla, mint, and green food coloring made these shakes pattylicious.

For the volleyball game it was the Woodchucks vs. Unknowns. The Unknowns came out victorious over the Woodchucks, with a 52-47 win. Zella Kohler, Mary Patrick, Helen Tommas, Virginia Charity and Betty Beal were on the Woodchucks team. Stewart Bowlin, Juanita Worecster, Bill Nestor, Vera Sandsoff, Dot Zeigler and Gordon Harrod were on the Unknowns. Residents all had fun and some laughs. The Rev. Fred Wiechers from St. Peter Lutheran Church held a communion service for residents. He gave a devotional on the Gospel of Luke. Emma Butler was the big winner with three wins, Mary Patrick won twice, Stewart Bowlin won twice along with Zella Kohler.

Gaymont Nursing Center

Thanks to Rosie Snow's daughter, Eleanor, residents enjoyed a special St. Patrick's Day dessert with their green beverage and then participated in a sing-a-long session with Clark Fisher. For "Spring Fever Week" the staff was encouraged to wear capri pants and brightly colored tops and residents were given the opportunity to take part in various activities.

While enjoying either Irish cream, mocha mint, or French vanilla flavored coffee, a game of "Name That Tune" was played. Lynn Borgia and Gloria Grashel won this competition. The Rev. Fred Wiechers led a Protestant worship service and nurse, Trayce Hanlon's family brought in several farm animals. Doris Hartman, ever the animal lover, had her picture taken as she sat on the hen's crate. The goat, floppy-eared rabbits, and a Great Dane dog were a big hit.

Residents exercised to "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and then relaxed with fresh fruit smoothies in honor of the first day of spring. There were games of bowling and bingo and a special "Tiki" party with music of the Beach Boys to dance to. Hula skirts, Hawaiian shirts and flower leis were in abundance.

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