Nursing Home Notes

Norwalk Memorial Home Pistachio Pudding.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Norwalk Memorial Home

Pistachio Pudding.

Did you know that there is a national day for this tasty dessert? Folks at Norwalk Memorial Home recently celebrated this obscure holiday. Of course, their celebration included making and consuming large quantities which made it a very special day indeed. Another holiday recently celebrated was Dr. Seuss Day. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish everyone remembers a few lines from the famous books, if not read to children, then to grandchildren.

Volunteers abound at the home. Resident volunteers include Mother Goose, Eunice Goosetree, who very graciously consents to playing the piano for one or more activities per week and Sandy Long, who leads weekend exercise class. FTMC volunteers who provide an array of services include Nancy French and Teresa Lane, morning stretch and coffee corner, Donna White, Eleanor Knadler, and Nancy Harmon providing bingo and room visits. Volunteer Christine Routh began a weekly Bible study class that is quickly becoming a popular activity.

Iverna Fallecker played the organ as part of the Friday night entertainment. Iverna also conducted the monthly vegetarian cooking class. New London Baptist Singers entertained and the Rev. David Kilbride and company conducted the Sunday church service.

Whether you believe in them or not Horoscopes have become a popular reading item. Residents enjoy hearing their horoscopes but not all bode well for the day. To lighten up the mood, activities coordinator Kristin Wagner has chosen to lead residents in the song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy" when the horoscope is less than positive. Residents would like to pass that philosophy on to readers.