Weakley County Rehab & Nursing

Weakley County Rehab & Nursing

By: By Brittany Hughes

This was National Nursing Home Week so we had a jammed packed activity program. We had a Western theme so of course our games had to match. The residents kicked things off with an official Derby race. Barry Flowers won by a nose! He barely trotted by Dorothy Farrar and Roy Hazelip who finished as runners up. You can’t have Western Week without a little country music. The residents all filed into the activity room for Karaoke Hour with James Clark and friends. They did an outstanding job and the residents even got in on the singing. We look forward to their next visit. Most people are a bit weary when it comes to cactus, but at our facility we lasso those prickle threats. Dale Gurley led the posse in the wheelchair division. His second place ringer was Vivian Edwards. Lillian Melton had a large score of eight rings in the ambulatory division with Mignon Mayo as her runner up. In true cowboy style, we had a good old-fashioned shoot out! Residents took turns trying to shoot cans and bottles off our electronic log. It took a lot of aim and precise judgment but was so much fun. After two rounds of tie breaking, Dale Gurley finished in first and Mary Tuck in second. More than 40 residents entered our makeshift saloon on Thursday morning for cowboy portraits. We all donned cowboy hats and sat alongside our saddle for keepsake pictures. We finished our theme with a Western party. The residents dined on chili, chips and cheese with oatmeal cookies for dessert. We had a great and busy Nursing Home Week. We are already making plans for next year’s special week.
This week’s cover card winners were Mary Tuck, Vivian Edwards, Martha Copeland, Mary Jarred, Mary Lee, Betty Jane Parham, Martha Copeland, Sue Bailey and Nancy Mansfield. Linda Summers donated extra money. On Thursday, each participant received 50 cents with the completion of one line. The bingo crowd just keeps growing so we are so thankful for the extra help that we have been getting.
Many religious programs have been held for the residents. First United Methodist Church was with us on Tuesday afternoon. They do such a great job and we are always so eager to have them with us. Mr. Whiteman taught Bible study on Wednesday morning. He had a large crowd all ready for spiritual growth. Siloam Baptist Church led the residents in worship and song on Wednesday evening. They always do a terrific job and we were thrilled to have them. Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church conducted Sunday morning services for the residents. They are so kind and continue to bless each week with church. Friends of Carmen Kelley ended our week with a wonderful song service. They had a large crowd who all bragged about how great they were. Thank you all for your support in our activity program.wcp 5-22-08

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