Article, and images courtesy of Christine Lees LSW/ADC
(Reference above image) Aubrey Barker, with assistance from her mom turning the pages reads the “Night Before Christmas” story to residents at Waldron Nursing Center.
Waldron Nursing Center residents have truly been blessed in 2016 and are looking forward to continuing with all of the wonderful services and Volunteer hours that everyone continues to do to bring “joy” into their life. It was reported that the Family style Christmas lunch was thoroughly enjoyed by residents that had family members as their guest while others enjoyed Christmas day in the homes of their loved ones. It doesn’t seem possible that the year is gone and I will be putting up the 2017 calendars on each resident side of their room. Many “thanks” goes out to all that helped me collect enough calendars for this to be able to happen on January 1st. To Martin Funeral Home, who have always been so gracious in seeing that we receive a large stack of their calendars each year, along with Community National Bank, others like M.S Haynes of Elk City, KS, Ocie Faye Tinder of Elgin, Il., Oleta Goodner Lewis of Cabot, AR, who all mailed me packets of calendars, to all others who just dropped them off over the past few months. Other “thanks” goes out to Marie Payton and her daughter for the wonderful prizes they have been bringing for our group events. We will soon be scheduling one of the resident favorites of “Let’s make a Deal” and these super big prizes are just what we need. If anyone got gifts for Christmas that just wasn’t to their taste we would love to have them to add to this collection, colognes, etc.
Other activities enjoyed have been the reading of the Christmas Story to residents in the Day Room by little Miss Aubrey Barker, Christmas movie with popcorn and coke, lots of morning crafts, reminiscence with Diane Miller, exercise time, Singing with Temple Baptist group, bingo on Wednesday and Friday afternoon with our Volunteers, Doyle Wayne & Karen helping out along with Pat Morales and Joanna Strozier. We are always looking for extra Volunteers if anyone is interested in helping out at the activities, just come by the Activity Office and pick up a volunteer application.
The Wednesday morning activity of “New Year Party” was a lot of fun as each one was fitted with their “New Year” hat by Alex, Activity Assistant, while Billie, my other assistant, helped out with getting everyone lined up for the photo session. When the activity was over everyone enjoyed a piece of the delicious cake that the dietary department had made for the party.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Frank Lee Moore, Lee as he preferred to be called here at the Nursing Center, will truly be missed by all of us.
In closing we are so blessed by everyone in our community for the continued support that each one does in making life more enjoyable for our residents. A special “thanks” goes out to Steve & Sandy Tull for sponsoring the Carriage rides for our residents as many of them are still talking about how much fun they had doing the ride.