Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
By: By Brittany Whittemore
Our facility celebrated Earth Day with a lot of fun and good deeds. We helped the environment on this special day by planting a tree. It was a small effort, but will hopefully have a great affect on the world one day. The residents filled the front porch for the ceremony and enjoyed cookies and juice. The residents enjoyed the fresh air and the fellowship.
The residents have been treated to a very special bingo program. Mrs. Gwen Coleman and her CNA students from Dresden High treated the residents to spring bingo. They had a wonderful time and gave away absolutely precious prizes. The smiles on the residents’ faces were from ear to ear. Thank you all for providing the special activity. The cover card winners have been Frankie Galfano, Alberta Barker, Dorothy Farrar, Roy Hazelip, Maudie Maxey (twice), Sue Bailey, Ruth Scott and Buford Insco.
A small group of residents joined Melody in the activity room for Tell Me All About It. This month’s topic was gardening. They had a wonderful time reminiscing about abundant gardens of their past. Marci played the piano for the residents on Wednesday for the resident sing-a-long. They did a terrific job and sounded outstanding.
Many tasty treats have been enjoyed by the residents. Ice cream sundaes were served with caramel and chocolate syrups drizzled over it. Residents enjoyed popcorn and coke during movie hour. The popcorn might have even been enjoyed more than the movie! They also received a delicious, fresh doughnut after one of the games. Our tastiest activity was our prayer breakfast. The dietary department prepared a scrumptious country ham breakfast with all the trimmings. Rita Koon, RN, delivered our devotional. The prayer breakfast was a huge success because of the staff working extra hard to have the residents up early and the meal prepared. Thank you all!
Francis Whiteman led the residents in weekly Bible study on Wednesday. He does a wonderful job, and the residents are thrilled to have him each week. He has been a great asset to our activity program. Mrs. Minnie Parham and friends were with us on Friday for their monthly singing. Twenty-five residents came to listen to the beautiful music the group produced. We look forward to May’s return visit. Friends of Carmen Kelley once again wowed the crowd. They have such talent and are so giving of their time.
Sporting events have not slacked in the least. The residents gave it their all with inside lawn darts. Dorothy Farrar out shot the rest with an untouchable high score, and her runner up was Sue Bailey. Javelin Toss was also very competitive. The residents lined up and took turns throwing the foam javelin as far as they could. The winner with an intimidating distance was Doris Bradberry, and her second place finisher was Martha Copeland. Inez Spence had a large score of 540 points at beanbag toss. She took the lead but had Mignon Mayo hot on her heels in second. The Price is Right is not physically competitive, but still a mental competition. Nancy Mansfield was the closest guesser for round one and received a soft, flannel blanket. The winner of round two was Mavis Insco winning the lotion body set up for grabs.
We have also had many wonderful church services provided for our residents. Harmony Baptist church filled our Thursday night with great song and service. We are so glad to have them added to our program. Adams Chapel Baptist Church conducted our fourth Sunday afternoon services. They always do a terrific job, and the residents are so grateful for their attendance and support. Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church brought Sunday morning services to our residents. They do spectacular, and we are so blessed with their weekly worship services.