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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Gaymont Nursing Center

Although she says, "she doesn't need them," Ethel Muhar enjoys her two doughnuts and coffee each morning when residents gather for coffee break. Coffee flavor of the week was Sweet Irish cream. Hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwurst, baked beans, cole slaw and a variety of pies were topped off with bottles of root beer soda at the Memorial Day picnic.

Gloria Grashel's first toss at the bowling pins was a strike. Kathleen Thill's first throw only netted her three pins, but Bertie Baker told her, "Don't worry, Sissie, I'll get them." There were lots of new prizes to be won at bingo this week besides the usual snack items and Lynn Borgia, Julius Herics, and Kathleen Klein took full advantage. Volunteers Ann Schumm and Carol Kocher facilitated Catholic worship services.

Ruth Parsons, Mardell Smith, and Bev Randall were among the willing candidates for a manicure with a choice of some bright, summertime colors. The movie "The Little Rebel", starring Shirley Temple, was shown and everyone had homemade macaroon cookies and milk on National Macaroon Day. Ladies and several gentlemen including Jerry Fahning, Paul Charville, Waldo Neff, and Lester Kolozy attended Friday evening happy hour and enjoyed their choice of several non-alcoholic drinks.

Twilight Gardens

During bingo residents had some high school students from Western Reserve help out. The students were from Mr. Meagrow's class. The residents enjoyed talking to them and visiting. Five residents won once.

For one of the afternoon activities, residents read twisted proverbs and different facts that not a lot of people know. The residents were amazed at how much stuff they didn't know. Residents read "?Chicken Soup for the Soul," Zella Kohler, Mary Patrick and Shirley Mack all enjoyed the stories and commented afterwards. Residents read stories form the Bird and Blooms magazine during coffee break, afterwards some commented about their experiences with birds. Residents played word scramble and hangman, residents tried their hardest to figure some of them out but couldn't quite get it right, but Zella Kohler came out on top with the most correct.

For Sunday church residents had a short devotional with a member of the Presbyterian Church. Afterwards residents sang hymns with the help of Mr. Drew. "What's in the secret box." Residents reminisced about the objects pulled from the box, residents had lots of good stories and laughs. The Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, pastor of St. Paul Episcopal Church, conducted a communion service. She gave a devotional on the Pentecost and the residents all sang a hymn.

Residents played a game of UNO, and Nadina Wanshula was the big winner. The center had a large turn out of people to come down to play bingo. Emma Butler won three times with one game being the special game where you had to have two bingos on your card to win.

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