Waldron Nursing Center residents and staff joined in celebrating and recognizing our dietary department employees this week during National Dietary Week. Being recognized are Connie Kirkendoll-Dietary Manager, Dixie Crump, Samantha Farmer, Lynn Hall, Callie Montgomery, Margie Murphy, Kandi Nelson, Heather Perkins, Jetty Pollard, Loretta Pottinger, Skylar Richardson, C. J. Thompson and Alex Wright. All other departments joined in with honoring them on Monday with a Pizza Pot luck and other delicious dishes in appreciation for all they do.
Other activities enjoyed this week was Sunday singing service with Winfield Baptist group, Reminiscence on Monday morning with Diane Miller, Bingo on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon with Volunteers Doyle Wayne, Kathy Cabe and Pat Morales. We are also doing “Spooky” bingo on Fridays with the spooky prizes enclosed in paper bags so no one knows what spooky prize they will be getting. Pat also helps Alex on Friday morning with the craft sessions. This month they have been making Halloween crafts. I had picked up several projects from Hobby Lobby that were ready to put together. The residents really enjoy doing these craft projects that are already assembled in the packages with everything that is needed for the project.
We had the Temple Baptist group here on Monday night for a singing, and on Tuesday night we had Mike Shaddon, round table and nail painting with Alex. The ladies have really enjoyed showing off their Halloween theme nails. Alex has really gotten good with those different designs. Lots of fall art work has been going on as well as domino playing.
Then, on Mount Mariah was here for Thursday night worship. We also had puzzle time, and our special Wednesday morning activity of “Be a Spooky” thing, which was huge success. Thanks to Betty Hunt for lending us the large back ground mural for making our photos. She also has a fall scene one ordered that will just be perfect for our Pilgrim photos. Alex outdid himself with helping the residents pick a “spooky” look for making the photos. If you would like to see something down right scary just check out the photo hall way for these spooky folks.
Thursday morning the Dalton Gang will be arriving to play another game of bean bag baseball with the Waldron Nursing Center Twisters. The results of this game will be reported on next week. On Friday morning “Common Thread,” a blue grass group, will be here to entertain the residents.
“Thanks” goes out to those who have brought candy for the treat giving night. The residents will be looking forward to seeing the young ones that come by to receive treats from them. We are asking all resident families to help with this event by bringing some bags of candy for your loved one to pass out. You may also come and assist your family member with passing the candy out. There will be no treating allowed in the rooms per the safety of our residents. All residents who wish to participate will be in the hallway outside the rooms all on one side of the hall to allow for clear passage down the hall. Not all halls will be used, residents from those halls will be moved to the halls that are designated for residents to do treat giving.
In closing our deepest sympathy goes out to Marilyn Dyson, our very loved treatment nurse, in the passing of her husband, Luther. Our thoughts and prayers will be with this family in the many sad days ahead.