By Christine Lees LSW/ADC
Waldron Nursing Canter Residents are excited to see the growing hearts on our Valentine heart tree located in the front lobby. As hearts are added with wishes to whoever the buyer wishes to recognize. The hearts are $1.00 for each heart and the proceeds will go to the fall treat giving fund to help buy the candy. There are lots of hearts already hanging on the tree with wishes. I did some personal hearts for my grandkids, Juliona & Haynen Young, Preston & Maddison Dickens, Layla Roseberry. There are lots of employees joining in with hanging a valentine for their loved ones, anyone can purchase a heart to put on the tree. See Bonnie or Jessie or the business office staff to purchase a heart to hang. Put your own personal message on it and then hang it on the tree. Each month there will be a new wish available to hang, for example next month will feature shamrocks. As I said our residents enjoy seeing these kind of fundraising projects going on because the treat giving in the fall is a big joy for Residents.
Speaking of Valentines the holders will be ready to hang by each resident door around the first of February. Each holder will have the individual resident name on it so everyone knows who the holder belongs to. Alex Carter, my Activity Assistant, and Volunteer Pat Morales will be getting these holders made within the next weeks so they will be ready to start receiving the cards. We just use the student kind bought at the local stores, just sign your name on the back and drop in the holders. Hopefully the school kids, churches and other groups will help fill the boxes. I have already received a large package of signed cards from Oleta Goodner Lewis, Cabot, AR. in the mail this week so they will be ready when the holders are up.
Fun events this week included Sunday singing with Winfield Baptist, Reminiscence on Monday with Diane Miller, Round table & nail painting with Alex, Trivia, worship services with Mike Shaddon and Ray Jett, ball practice to get ready for the ball game with Daltons Place at the end of the month,Day room fun with Regina, morning crafts with Pat Morales assisting, Bingo on Wednesday and Friday afternoon with our ever faithful bingo Volunteer Doyle Wayne Dickens. We are so blessed to have him to help us out as well as other volunteers Pat, Nicholas & Kenneth. The Booneville Senior Citizens Support Stocking Revue Dancers were here for some more of their great dance exercises with our residents. The Special activity of the week “Frog Jump” was really enjoyed as everyone took a turn trying to earn the most points by getting the frog on the numbered lily pad. Each one also received a candy treat when finished with the game.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Kellow Holland and Joyce Reed. Our thoughts will be with them in the days ahead.
In closing we are happy to announce that we still do not have any sickness and are hoping to keep it that way by everyone helping our by using the hand sanitizer located at the entrance and also to pick up a mask If you have any type of flu like symptoms. You can always call the Nursing Center 24-7 to speak to the nurse for your loved one if you are sick.