Article by Christine Lees LSW/ADC
Above, Activity WNC Assistant, Denea Eslick gives a demonstration to the residents on how the bean bag baseball game is to be played.
Waldron Nursing Center Residents are looking forward to spring being here and getting to go out to the patio area when the weather is nice. Some residents have already been able to go out on the days that it is warm in the afternoon and enjoy the sunshine. We are still thankful that the Flu bug has left and has not returned back and we have been back to our full schedule of activities for over a month. The Leprechauns are making way for the Easter Bunny as the hallways by the laundry department is looking quiet festive with all of the decorations that Terri, Housekeeping Supervisor, has put up in their area. Alex is getting ready to join her in getting our part of the Easter season decorating done.
Residents have been busy with scheduled events of Sunday services with James Self, Reminiscence with Diane Miller, this is something that our residents really enjoying talking about the different topics that she brings each time. Denea always had a big group gathered and waiting for her when she arrives to start the session. Bingo on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, with a nice surprise of our faithful Volunteer, Doyle Wayne Dickens, being able to return to call the numbers on Wednesday afternoon, we have all missed him. Singing with Temple Baptist group, Movie night with Alex with hot buttered popcorn, It was also reported that the Sparks boys and group did a great job with the Blue Grass singing when they came for their scheduled time, nail painting on Tuesday and Saturday morning, puzzle mania, worship with Ray Jett, Worship with Larry Justice, morning crafts with Volunteer Pat Morales helping out with the project. They really made some cute baskets using multi colored cups at the last craft session. Thanks to Pat who also brings some of the projects that they do on Friday morning. Batter ball, cooking and our special activity of “Horse Shoes”. We have several that are really good at playing this game as lots of them have played at different times in their life as they were growing up. Bean Bag Base ball game was played between two teams of our residents with them showing off their skills they have been learning during the weekly bean bag base ball practice sessions.
As a reminder again it won’t be long until “Voting Time”. We always encourage our alert residents to use their voting right at this time. Family members are encouraged to assist us in helping make sure their loved one is still registered to vote and to assist with taking them to the polls or helping pick up their ballot if needed. We have certain guidelines we have to meet here at the Nursing Center to make sure that all residents who wish to vote are allowed to do this.
“Thanks” goes out to Wanda Scott, Riley Broussard, Maddyson Sanders for the wonderful stuffed animals for our bingo games. To all who have brought the paper back books and magazines this week.
In closing we send our deepest sympathy to the family of Judy Hines. She will be missed by all of us here at the Nursing Center. Our thoughts will be with her family over the many sad days ahead.