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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Gaymont Nursing Center

Residents celebrated the opening of the Major League Baseball season this week. Staff members were encouraged to wear team jerseys. "Peanut Butter and Jelly Day" was observed as residents with a sense of adventure tried some PB & J pizza. Stretching and flexing exercises were done to the rhythm of several old-time favorite songs and bingo was played on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Guiding Lights Gospel Group performed, Clark Fisher led Bible study, and Catholic worship services were held. A large gathering of residents and volunteers filled the activities room mid-week to color hard cooked eggs and fill plastic eggs with candy for the annual Easter egg hunt for children and grandchildren of residents and staff members. The colored eggs were sold to enhance the residents activity fund.

The Dotson Family hosted the annual Good Friday fish fry prior to the egg hunt. Residents enjoyed all of the children and the children enjoyed lots of prizes donated by local merchants and a visit from the Easter bunny. On Saturday, 4-H club member visited and delivered treats to all of the residents.

Twilight Gardens Home, Inc.

Residents had a fun time going to the movies, watching "Wild Hogs" starring Tim Allen, John Travolta and numerous others.

Rita Stieber came to play her accordion for residents monthly birthday party. She sang and played while everyone was served cake, ice cream and punch. Rev. Margaret D'Anieri from St. Paul Episcopal Church held a communion service, she gave a devotional and residents sang some hymns. Chapel Friends Church was back in action with Donna Mae, Dessie Mae, Marilyn and Joyce. Donna Mae played the part of a news reporter and asked passer biers "What do you think Heaven is like?" There was several different answers. Joyce O., then read passages pertaining to heaven.

Residents thanked Ken Drew and Leah Flaherty for their musical talents.

Residents sat in the sunny rose room and read and discussed the daily "Dear Abby" column. They talked about whether or not it was OK to dress a baby boy in pink clothing, and also if it was ever OK to leave a baby in a car unattended, we all agreed no.

Three-time bingo winners were Virginia Charity, Stewart Bowling. Bill Nestor won twice. Dorothy Colish won one game. The last game was won by Nadinia Wanshula, Linda Daughtery, Ken Drew, Virginia Charity, Mary Patrick and Stewart Bowlin.

Barbra Wierzel, a Eucharistic distributor from St. Paul Catholic Church held a communion service, reciting the rosary followed.

Residents finished their Easter baskets and then started putting bird houses together. Next craft class residents will paint them.

The Huron Mennonite Church sang some hymns and also read from their Bible.

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