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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Twilight Gardens

Bingo! Bingo! Bingo! The residents had several one-time winners, but the people who won twice were Stewart Bowlin, Zella K., Virginia Charity and Marietta N.

Iverna came and played the organ during coffee break. The residents all love it when she comes, it is very enjoyable. A group of residents went for a walk down Main Street. "Luke", Twilight's dog, went too. It was a bit muggy, but that didn't stop residents.

Over the weekend a group of residents sat outside on the patio and read some poems to enjoy the last of the warm weather.

With the apples that the residents picked at Burnham's orchards, residents pealed and cored out all of them, then the residents got to make apple dumplings with cinnamon and sugar, wrapped them in the dough, and waited until they got done.

While the residents waited, they had pop and punch and listened to music. Everyone was anxiously waiting for them to get done, and finally when they were, they were served with vanilla ice cream.

Norwalk Memorial Home

Many people have teddy bears and for some they bring back memories of childhood or a special moment in life.

Norwalk Memorial Home residents celebrated "Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day" on Thursday. Staff, residents and family members shared stories about why their teddy bear was so special to them. Then, residents learned trivia on the origin of the teddy bear.

Another highlight during the week was a cake decorating demonstration provided by Lara Wilken, a member of the Fisher-Titus Medical Center's dietary department.

Residents chose a pumpkin and fall colored leaves for the design. Lara did such a wonderful job, and the cake was frozen so residents can enjoy it on Monday during a birthday party.

Also that day, the Melody Makers provided wonderful music.

Volunteer Chris Ruth sang along with residents to some old time favorites and Christian songs.

Residents traveled to Sandusky on Thursday for lunch at Red Lobster. Volunteer Rita Caprara went along. Residents enjoyed the scenic way home so they could see all the trees turning to fall colors.

Also on Thursday, residents watched an educational movie and enjoyed angel food cake with a cranberry sauce. Iverna visited in the evening.

Although activity director Krista Wagner had hard, thinkable phrases this week, she could not outwit the residents during "Wheel of Fortune." Other games played throughout the week included trivia with volunteer Nancy French, bingo and card games.

Every day coffee corner is enjoyed, going over the news, reading the daily scripture, and having discussions or sharing stories. Residents then either participate in holy rosary, holy communion or exercise. Activities during the week included walking club, Friday happy hour and Sunday church services with the Rev. Mark Bogen of St. Peter Church.

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