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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Twilight Gardens

The Rev. Romyne Strickland started his Bible study again. He spoke on the examination of Abraham, a great man of faith, the father of all who believe.

There was a trivia session in the rose room. Residents finished lines and finished phrases to old songs. Stewart and Emma were both successful at this game.

Fred Downing, of St. Paul Episcopal Church, held a communion service for residents. He gave a devotional and spoke about Veterans' Day.

There was a large turnout of residents for bingo. Virginia Charity won four times, while Emma Butler won three times. Stewart Bowlin won twice, plus he won the special game where you had to have a double-bingo to win.

There was bingo Monday as well and the winners were Nancy D., Jean Walek, Faith M., Phyllis S., Zella K., and Audrey K. Zella won the special game where you needed a picture frame to win. Audrey Kopp attended for the first time.

Residents gathered again for trivia. Subjects included popcorn, pumpkins, peanuts, presidents, animals and sayings.


The annual craft bazaar appeared to be a big success. Vendors included candles by Gold Canyon Candles, handmade blankets by Arlene McDonald, honey baskets donated by Teresa Porter and Therapy Partners, a lamp donated by Shar'n with U, homemade candies by Jeremy's Heavenly Creations, a handmade cradle made by Tom Hug, homemade candies donated by Rose Riedy, bath salt and soaps by Kathy Hohler, jam by Joan Kochis and jewelry and candy donated by Donna Smith. Also donating to the bazaar were Tranquility Salon & Spa as well as Affordable Carpet Cleaning.

Proceeds went to the activities department for future events.

2 Bowties & 2 D's Entertainment provided a fun time to residents on Nov. 7. They delivered a fine blend of musical entertainment from the sounds of the big bands to the Beatles.

Residents who participated in Sittersize this past week were Gloria Grashel, Julius Herricks, Gladys Pheiffer, Virginia Dole, Pearl Granvold, Verna Farnsworth and Virginia Knotts.

At arts and crafts, everyone worked on decorations for Thanksgiving, coloring pictures of turkeys and pumpkins. Residents are looking forward to the Thanksgiving festivities and fall season.

Catholic rosary and communion were observed on Wednesday with the assistance of eucharistic ministers Betty Hipp and Betty Smith.

On Nov. 8, music and massage were enjoyed by Pauline Cring, Mary Stenger, Carol Vanderpool, Virginia Dole, Esther Jackson and Susan Beck. Soothing music filled the family room as residents received hand massages with scented oils.

Veterans' Day was observed Nov. 12 and Gaymont Nursing Center presented goody baskets to veterans at the Norwalk VFW and Norwalk American Legion.

The center celebrated November birthdays which included Ileta Malcolm, Virginia Knott, Rose Williams, Ethel Muhar, Pearl Granvold and Rex Lantz.

Area residents are encouraged to stop in and see renovations at Gaymont. There has recently been a new roof installed and space has been added for the therapy department.

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