Ms. Powell’s 1st period art class from Waldron School, Destiny Davis, Bree Norris, Nick Alvaree, Journey Long, Leah Carnley, Bryce Norris, Danielle Underwood, McKayla Thompson, Micheal Cummings, Jesse Long, Kelli Adamson, Hailey Nelson, Zach Russel, Dalton Jones, Cassie Boening and Tan Gipson decorated door of Waldron Nursing Center for Thanksgiving. (Reference above image)
Waldron Nursing Center residents had a great time this week with Roger Sparks and all of his blue grass group of singers and fiddle players. It was reported by the residents that they all had a toe tapping time and that the group was extra good. The residents always look forward to the group coming. Other events included Sunday services with Winfield Baptist, movie with Alex, Reminiscence with Billie, Diane is doing much better and the residents are waiting for her return, cooking on Monday of making a cake in the microwave, Volunteer Doyle Wayne came by to see how to make a cake in the microwave so I am thinking he will be having to cook Karen one before too long. The residents really enjoy the cooking activities, each one that attends does a part of mixing up the batter and then frosting their cakes when it is finished. Nail painting on Tuesday and Friday morning, exercise time, Wednesday evening church with Ray Jett, scrap-booking, movie and popcorn, Thursday evening services with Larry Justice, Friday morning crafts, the residents have been making different Thanksgiving crafts with assistance from Billie, Alex and Pat Morales. Bingo on Wednesday and Friday afternoon with our great Volunteers, Doyle Wayne & Karen, Pat Morales, Joanna Strozier all assisting the residents with their cards or calling the numbers. Another great group, Freedom Church singers, was here on Saturday evening to sing. Residents are still admiring the Thanksgiving door art work by Ms. Powells 1 & 2nd period art students. They are planning to return in December to do the doors for Christmas.
Our Special activity of “Be a Pilgrim” was lots of fun as each one chose the Pilgrim bonnet that they were going to wear for the photo pose-up activity. Alex, activity assistant, helped with the bonnet choosing while Billie assisted with getting everyone lined up for their photo. Volunteer Karen and Activity assistant, Billie, helped me make all of the photos while Volunteer Doyle Wayne was in charge of passing out the Tootsie pop treats when everyone was finished with their photo. There is nothing like a bit of chocolate to end any activity event. There are lots of great Pilgrim photos on the resident photo wall. Waldron Nursing Center also received a lovely Thanksgiving note card from the family of Shirley Ammons in memory of the time she was here with us. We all still miss Shirley and her very loving family who was always here to pitch in with our craft activities and other things.
I am still in great need of stuffed animals for our bingo cart. Also I am collecting 2017 calendars for our resident rooms to be put up the first of January. Shirley Blythe gave me some this week along with a few others who have been saving them for me. If anyone has them please drop them off with my name on them at the Office and they will be given to me.
Employees also received a turkey from the Nursing Center for Thanksgiving. Time is also passing quickly and I will be posting the resident “Joy Tree” list right after Thanksgiving for our resident Christmas Party. Anyone wanting to pick a name and help out just give me a call or stop by the Activity Office.
In closing the Resident Memory Parade and program will be held December 7th at 10:00 am in the resident dining room in memory of all residents who passed away in 2016. Anyone is invited to come.