Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
By: By Brittany Whittemore
The facility is gearing up for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday. We will be having our annual couple’s dinner and a big party for everyone. Our facility’s Relay for Team is selling Valentine’s balloon bouquets for $8. If you like to purchase one to be delivered to your resident please contact Brittany. Only limited quantities have been ordered so act fast!
The cover card winners this week were Opal Burt, Nancy Mansfield, Buford Insco, Cynthia Culpepper (twice), Eddie Nunn, Pearl Hawkins, Vivian Edwards, Lessie Long, Mary Lee, Sue Bailey, Marion Peterson and Vivian Edwards. For one-line bingo, each participant received a chance at the snack trays. The trays were loaded down with lots of goodies making it a hard decision for many. Cynthia Culpepper received a teddy bear for being the first to cover her card on Thursday presented by Mildred Scott. Everyone is looking forward to this week’s quarter bingo sponsored by the family of Maudie Maxey.
Many, many of the ladies have been enjoying our weekly fingernail painting. They have a huge selection of polishes to choose from and everyone leaves looking well manicured. We are so fortunate to have help from the restorative program and other employees to make this task manageable. They help ensure that everyone gets top-notch fingernails.
The residents were all given the opportunity to vote for the primary election on Tuesday. The elections office sent two ladies who worked extra hard for our residents. By the end of the day, everyone who wished to had cast their vote.
Residents created beautiful winter crafts this week as well. Some made door plaques with beautiful snowmen and snowflakes. They look wonderful hanging on the doors. On Thursday, we gathered for coloring sheets and crosswords. We had a selection of winter theme coloring sheets for everyone to choose from. They did an exceptional job!
The sports games this week were Velcro ball, table ball and basketball. Our residents have excellent athletic abilities and the competitions are always great. Barry Flowers shocked the crowd with an amazing high score at Velcro ball. His runner-up, Opal Burt, also had a very impressive score. Mignon Mayo managed to sink the most baskets in the basketball shootout. Maudie Maxey was hot on her heels in second place. Table ball is not competitive, but loads of fun. It is wonderful exercise without being actual exercise. You can usually hear the laughter spreading throughout the building as the beach ball gets knocked from player to player.
Our Relay for Life team had a baked potato bar set up for employees on Friday. We had great sales and made a wonderful contribution to our Relay goal, but we had lots of potatoes left over. The residents were thrilled with this since they got to eat up all that was extra. We had a baked potato social and everyone was eager to dig in. We really appreciate everyone who contributed to this function.
Friends of Carmen Kelley were with us on Sunday afternoon. They had a wonderful program and many residents and visitors were present to enjoy it. We can’t say enough about how wonderful they are and the joy they bring to our facility. The Memory Makers were with us earlier in the month and once again brought us an experience like no other. The big band style of music is always spectacular and gets everyone singing and clapping along. They will return in March.
First United Methodist church of Dresden was with us for their monthly visit. Two ladies from the church led the show and did a terrific job. They provided a beautiful song services for the residents and a short devotional. Mr. Whiteman continues to join us each Wednesday morning for Bible study. The residents are all enjoying the opportunity to increase their spiritual growth. Siloam Baptist Church was with us last Wednesday night. They always do a great job and leave the residents spreading the word about how nice and wonderful they are.
Macedonia Church of Christ, Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church provided Sunday morning services for our residents. They do an outstanding job each week and we are so grateful to have their continued support. We also want to thank Oak Grove Church and Sharon First Baptist Church for all their efforts and donations they make to the residents. Your kindness does not go unnoticed. Thank you all!