On Oct. 11, the games were on. Bingo is the popular game of choice among residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but residents also enjoyed word games on Tuesday. Residents and staff got into the fall frame of mind with a candy corn contest. The winner for guessing the correct amount of candy corn in the jar went to Kathy Schnell and Heather Brant. They won holiday centerpieces.
Oct. 12, it was wear your favorite hat to work day. Residents not only wore their crazy hats but also big smiles to go along with it. Residents also held a 50/50 raffle and the winner was Sandy Proctor.
Kathy Resor provided entertainment for residents on Sunday and they watched "Ernest Scared Stupid."
Pearl Granvold, Irene Grosswiler, Gloria Grashel and Kathleen Thill enjoyed music and massage on Oct. 15. Residents are getting ready for the big annual trick-or-treating and Halloween party so residents have been busy painting pumpkins and cats to hang around their home. Some of the biggest helpers with the painting included Flossy Stotts, Virginia Dole, Martha Newland, Effie Smith and Lynn Borgia.
The annual Halloween party will be at 5:30 p.m. today followed by trick-or-treating from 6 to 7:30.
Residents are also looking forward to the annual craft bazaar which will be from 10 to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday. There will also be a silent auction with items donated from area businesses.
Norwalk Memorial Home
When residents of Norwalk Memorial Home dine, they are experiencing an atmosphere that is more homelike and gives more freedom in making decisions. Each mealtime is held over a two-hour period and residents can actually choose when they eat. Residents who wish to sleep in can now do so and come down to a later breakfast. This schedule is also for lunch and supper. The changes have been met with many favorable comments.
Residents traveled to Marblehead this week to visit Train A Rama. Following the miniature train exhibit, lunch was enjoyed at the Peninsula Restaurant.
A variety of activities taking place at the home this week include happy hour with Eugene Miller, Iverna Falecker at the organ, fitness fun class, bingo and coffee corner. Religious services were provided by Ken Downing.
As visitors enter the nursing home, they will note many renovations taking place. A fresh coat of paint has been added to the hallways and new handrails and sconce lighting provides a bright, clean atmosphere. The most recent change taking place this week includes a complete makeover of the living room. Residents have found this entertaining, watching work in progress and often have advice for employees doing the renovations. Visitors are welcomed to visit and enjoy the progress.