no avatar

Nursing home notes

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

Twilight Gardens Home

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the bunny trail, down to help color the 20 dozen eggs that residents bought to color and sell to raise money for the activities department. The home had quite a few ladies and gentlemen down to help color. Lillian Cesa came down to box them up after they were all dried and ready to go. Lill has been boxing them up for the last 15 years.

In honor of the Indians' home opener, residents had ice cream sundaes in plastic Indian hats. Residents had the works, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream with any topping you wanted. Even cherries. Everyone was wearing Indians attire so it made out be a good party.

The home held the annual Easter egg hunt last Saturday. Quite a few children came, some of them were employees children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the residents. The hunt was held inside, because of the weather not being so good.

"Pin the Mouth on the Rabbit," "Duck Pond," "Two Basketball games," "Fish Pond," "Ring Toss" were some of the games. After the games were finished, the Easter bunny came in to greet all the children and to give them all a bag full of candy. Easter Sunday, Rev. George came and read a passage from Mark 16:1, the resurrection of Christ. Euchre was a lot of fun. Harold Zimmerman and Florence Silcox were partners as was Dale Figley and Marlene Ward (act. assist.), Florence and Dale won two, Marlene and Dale won once. Bingo winners were, Nadina Wanshula, Mary Patrick, Virginia Charity all won twice. Virginia also won the special game, you had to have a "T" to win. She won a fleece blanket. A lot of residents one once.

Norwalk Memorial Home

It's been a busy Easter week at the home and included many great people making a difference in the lives of others. Pat Wilcox's class from Western Reserve High School visited and joined in playing bingo with residents. Residents and students talked about the meaning of Passover and shared one of the dishes from the sader meal called haroset. Students brought Easter baskets for residents also.

Vera Albright joined residents to assist in painting flower pots which were then filled with purple pansies and miniature daffodills. With the addition of Easter grass, these became the centerpieces for the dining room tables.

The weekly Lunch Bunch traveled to Bob Evans in Sandusky. Another outing involved traveling to Pizza House West in Bellevue.

Residents have been busy crafting a quilt. Each resident was given a quilt square and asked to make a design on it. Meta Tenteris, volunteer has been busy sewing the squares together. When the quilt is completed, it will be raffled off during National Nursing Home Week.

Deb Angell, of Ohio State Extension office, conducted a hands-on activity last week making strawberry soup. This involved shaking a jar which also was an excellent exercise.

Sarah Oney and the Daisy Girl Scout Troop helped color Easter eggs. The children brought along two baby chicks and a baby duck for a sharing time.

The annual Easter egg hunt was held with a surprise visit from the Easter bunny. All children participating received candy.

Musical entertainment for the week was provided by Eugene Miller, Iverna Fallecker and the Calvary Baptist youth choir. Church services were conducted by Rev Roger George and another service by Pastor Mark Bogen. Father Spheer from St. Mary Catholic Church led Catholic Mass.

In honor of National Poetry Day, residents enjoyed learning of the history of poetry. Trying their hand at poetry, they came up with a lovely poem.

Gaymont Nursing Center

The Shelby Line Dancers kicked up their heels to country music this week as they donned their Western gear and entertained residents at the north dining room. Larry Russell and Friends were here to lead singing at the monthly birthday party. Gloria Grashel and Verna Farnsworth kept the rhythm going as they clapped and Reynold Johnjulio sang along to many of the songs.

Iverna featured a date bar, a green bean casserole and an oat-based vegetarian dish at her monthly cooking class, and flavor of the week at morning coffee break was chocolate mocha mint. Everyone who likes licorice was able to get their fill as packages of the black or red candy were passed out to celebrate National Licorice Day.

Weekly church services and evening Bible study were conducted and Mary Lou Soisson and Bev Randall were two of several residents who won at bingo. An Alfred Hitchcock movie was featured on Friday the 13th and Friday evening happy hour entertainment featured Lori Burdine.

Recommended for You