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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Twilight Gardens

Before all this rain that we have been having, we had a beautiful morning, so the residents decided to have coffee break outside on the patio. Everyone enjoyed the sunshine and drinking his or her favorite beverages. Everyone sampled different baked fair projects, which everyone enjoyed. The residents who entered a baked good were Mary Patrick, peanut butter cookies, second place; Emma Butler, Snickerdoodle, third place; Florence Silcox, oatmeal raisin, first place; Lillian Cesa, zucchini bread, first place; Nadina Wanshula, chocolate chip, third place; Ruth Smith, chocolate chip brownies, first place; June Brown, bird house, first place; Faith Mienke, picture fame, second place; and Phyllis Schmuck, dollies, first and second place. Congratulations to everyone.

Rosemary Bellamy and Robin Bleile from St. Paul's Catholic Church came and distributed communion to the residents. Reciting the rosary followed. Barbie Robinson, Dorothy Colish all won twice at bingo. Mike won the special game where you have to have two bingoes on your card to win. We sure to have a lot of fun. Several residents came down to listen to Labelle read from her book called "Christy," a school teacher from the olden days.

Residents had a trivia game in the rose room that they really enjoyed. There were categories from history, geography, science, and entertainment.

Calvary Baptist Church came and held their services. Residents sang hymns and listened to his devotional. Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, came and held a communion service for our residents. She read a scripture from Hebrews and she spoke on perseverance. It sounds weird, but we are currently making potato necklaces. We had a large group down to peal and cut up potatoes. On Friday residents painted and strung them. During Euchre Club, Ray Kramer and Dale Figley were partners, while Florence Silcox and Marlene Ward were partners. Residents played two real small games and Florence and Marlene won them both.

Rev. Mark Bogan pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church came and held a communion service for the residents. He gave a short devotional and we sang "let's break bread on our knees."

Norwalk Memorial Home

Painted Lady Butterflies are now sharing the beautiful landscape of Huron County. Residents of Norwalk Memorial Home took turns releasing butterflies that they had come to know as pets. After receiving the butterflies in cocoon stage, the butterflies emerged. This fascinating process was observed and as the butterflies matured, residents knew that they needed to be released from their temporary home. Placing their arm in the container, and as butterflies landed on their arms, they removed their arms and released them to the air. It was a wonderful experience for all.

An elegant candlelight dinner was held for residents celebrating birthdays. Iverna Fallecker played the organ for the birthday celebration and raisin pie was served instead of cake.

Bingo is always a popular activity and it's fun to enjoy with friends. The Carriage House joined in the fun followed by punch and banana bread to share.

With zucchini in abundance in this part of the country, residents shared the bounty by making and eating fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Krista Wagner, Activity conducted the cooking class.

The Norwalk Batan Acadamy performed for a packed house. These energetic young people brought beautiful weather with them and performed in the front parking lot.

The Lunch Bunch traveled to Sandusky to The Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Although it was a hot and humid day, the trip provided a relaxing change and some delicious food.

Eugene Miller provided the week's musical concert along with root beer floats. Ken Downing conducted Sunday Church services and Catholic Communion and Catholic Rosary was held. Good food, good friends and good times that's what it's all about..

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