Norwalk Memorial Home
All Norwalk Memorial Home veterans were honored this week with a memorial presentation. Invited guests included veterans, residents, spouses of residents, volunteers and staff. Each participant received a poppy which residents had made. The event culminated with red, white and blue refreshments.
As Thanksgiving draws near, residents began preparations for the special day. Vera Albright met with residents for craft class and each resident made turkey decorations.
A variety of entertainers were on hand this week to lift spirits including The Guiding Lights and Joyful Noise with gospel music, Calvary Baptist youth choir, the Rev. Edgar Shelley with songs and comedy and Iverna Falecker at the organ. The Rev. Bob Deitrick conducted the Sunday church service.
Residents were sad to lose an old friend this week. The home's dog Bailey died. His passing brought many memories of dogs residents had owned and the loss they had felt when their dog died. He will be greatly missed by all.
Residents had fun at the fall scavenger hunt. They had to find certain objects all around the building in 15 minutes. They had fun working as a team. Afterward, they enjoyed fresh-baked pumpkin bread and drinks.
On Sunday, Chapel Friends brought part three of their study of Revelation. Patty Craft led the prayer. A solo was sung by Dessie Pinkman and scripture readings were done by Stewart Bowlin, Dessie and Patty. An explanatory message was given by Joyce Orechia.
Everyone enjoyed the piano playing and singing of Leah Flaherty and Ken Drew.
There was a nice group down to play hangman. Everyone did a nice job of guessing the words.
There was a large turnout for bingo. Nadina W. won three times. Lil C. won twice and many residents won once. The special game was won by Flora P. where you had to have a picture frame on your card to win. John B. attended for the first time.
Dale and Florence and Ray and Marlene were partners at euchre club.
Ray and Marlene won twice and Dale and Florence won once.
Greg Richards held his current events program. He spoke about the way people vote at the polls, U.S. presidents, gas prices and Cedar Point.
During the week, Zella Kohler and Marlene Ward baked pumpkin bread for the Christmas bazaar.
The Rev. Francis Speier, pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church, held Mass for Catholic residents.
Residents did the monthly shopping trip to Wal-Mart. Several of the residents started a little Christmas shopping. Some items in their shopping carts were socks, cough drops and winter coats.