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Nursing home notes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM


On Aug. 22, Catholic rosary and communion were led by eucharistic ministers Betty Hipp and Betty Smith. Neon Fleming Junction provided folk and country music and sang for residents.

Thursday, after coffee hour, a group of residents took a step back in time as they discussed moments in time growing up. This brought back a lot of fond memories for many.

Bingo is enjoyed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and family and friends are always encouraged to visit and participate.

On Aug. 24, the ladies of Gaymont moved to the beat as they Sittercized (a form of chair exercise) with smiles on their faces. Gloria Grashel, Effie Smith, Betty Wooten, Ileta Malcom, Ruth Parsons and Rose Williams enjoyed their afternoon getting manicures by Amy Bolding and Sandy Proctor. They were all beautiful for an afternoon of karaoke and cocktails.

On Saturday, Clark Fisher visited and provided entertainment with sing-a-longs.

Fisher was back on Aug. 27 for Bible study.

On Tuesday, residents played name that tune. Grashel is pretty quick to name a lot of the tunes.

On Wednesday, Regina Percival and June Schaffer provided their services for rosary and communion. In the afternoon, staff and residents savored ice cream treats, pop-ups and popsickles.

On Thursday, participants joined in on a game of brain quest.

Amy Kutchling was in the resident spotlight for the past month. She has two daughters, Patricia and Barbara. She was joined by her daughter, son-in-law and brother for her favorite dinner ham, mashed potatoes, corn and strawberry shortcake. Kutchling was born in Cleveland and graduated from Shaw High School in 1929. She married her husband Peter in 1946.

Twilight Gardens

A group of residents went to the movies to see "Rush Hour 3." All of the residents really enjoyed and laughed a lot at the movie. All were wondering if there will be a "Rush Hour 4?"

Monica Powers, a eucharistic minister from St. Paul Catholic Church held a communion service for residents. Reciting the rosary followed.

There was a large turnout of residents, who attended bingo. Florence Silcox won three times, Mary Patrick, Zella Kohler and Stewart Bowlin all won twice. Ray Kramer, Faith Mienke and Phyllis all won the special game where you had to have two bingos on a card to win.

The Rev. Margaret D'Anieri, pastor of St. Paul Episcopal Church, held a communion service for residents and a devotional was given afterwards.

"What would you do?" that's what was asked of several residents during a discussion group. They were asked questions of moral dilemmas and what decisions different residents would make in those situations.

Chapel Friends gave the first session of a study on the book of Revelations. This study included the Biblical history of the times and how to apply the message to each of us today. George Drummer spoke to everyone about his faith. Faithful piano player Leah Flaherty, and song leader Ken Drew did a nice job. Chapel Friends would like to invite the public to come and listen on the first Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

A group of residents had fun playing Win, Lose or Draw on the big screen TV. Popsicles were served afterwards. Zella Kohler and Mary Patrick won three times at bingo while Barbie Robinson won twice. Marietta N. won the special game where you had to have a picture frame to win.

The Rev. Francis Speier, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, conducted Mass for residents. Residents took a picnic and poles out to Bronson's Conservation Club to enjoy the weather. Although the fish weren't biting a whole lot, they all really enjoyed the sloppy joes, different salads, fruit and desserts. Unfortunately the mosquitoes snacked on the group as much as residents snacked.

Iverna Fallecker came to coffee break and played the organ for residents. The residents enjoy her music when she comes. The Rev. Romyne Strickland conducted his weekly Bible study. He spoke on Abraham, the man of God's special blessing.

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