Weakley County Rehab & Nursing
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2008 2:34 pm
wcp 7-24 The heat is beginning to soar, but our residents continue to stay cool underneath our front porch ceiling fans. They are enjoying our new décor with beautiful white rocking chairs. It has really gave the facility a wonderful home touch. The cover card winners have been Elrine Maxey, Betty Jane Parham (twice), Violet Morris, Vivian Edwards, Mary Tuck, Alberta Barker, Inez Spence, Nancy Mansfield, Melba Saunders, Evelyn Crockett and Larry Wilson. For our two rounds of regular bingo, each participant received a prize for the completion of one-line and we play until everybody wins. The bingo players were thrilled with prizes ranging from 50 cents to huge assortment of snacks. We continue to have a remarkable crowd and wonderful help from many areas of the facility. The residents have had many challenging sports events. The Javelin Toss is a game of strength and distance. Larry Wilson proved to have the best of both and won our competition by more than 5 feet. Nancy Mansfield had a remarkable score of 12 at Lawn Darts. She had such accuracy, but so did our two runners up who tied with nine each. Opal Burt and Dorothy Farrar also did amazing. Nancy Mansfield struck gold again at Bucket Drop. She had a lot of competition because second and third place was only separated by one point each. Opal Burt finished in second place, and Esther Cook and Mignon Mayo tied for third. Lillian Melton outscored the rest at beanbag toss. She led with over 40 points. Shuffleboard forces the participants to score on a slant, but this did not prove too difficult for Opal Burt or Mavis Insco who finished at the top of the herd. Not all games are competitive! We played a round of table ball on Wednesday afternoon. The residents had a great time batting the ball back and forth. Afterwards, we celebrated with refreshments. Show and Tell was a ton of fun. The residents brought many great items to share and we had a wonderful time. Items up for discussion included childhood photos, a music box and pictures of friends, pets and children. We were very fortunate to have such participation. We would love to have different collections and items brought in for our residents to observe. The residents had ample opportunity to express themselves with free range painting for arts and crafts. Each masterpiece showed such great uniqueness and creativity. We definitely have a few Rembrandts among our residents. The residents have had some mighty tasty social hours as well. We cooled on a very hot day with plenty of popsicles. They really hit the spot and got the conversations started. On Friday, we spiced things up a bit with a chip and dip social. Residents were tempted with four different types of chips and some cheese dip. They really enjoyed it. On Saturday, the restorative program kept the good foods a coming. They delighted the residents with ice cream sundaes. Everyone had full tummies and huge smiles! First United Methodist Church of Dresden provided their second Tuesday afternoon services for the residents. They did an outstanding job with great vocals, pianist and preaching. Thank you all for attending. Frances Whiteman is with us each Wednesday morning at 10:15. He always does a great job and is so kind to provide services each week. Siloam Baptist Church was with us on July 9 for an excellent program. They always bless the residents with their visits. Friends of Carmen Kelley kept the religion flowing with a spectacular song service. The residents are always upbeat about their performances and cannot wait to have them back each month. Macedonia Church of Christ, Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church conducted our Sunday morning services. They are so dedicated, and we will be forever grateful to them. We have many donations come in to our residents. Two monetary donations have came from New Hope Baptist Church WMU and Oak Grove Church. The money will be used in upcoming activities and promise to fulfill much fun to our residents. Second Wind Dreams is also starting back up so anyone interested in getting in on the giving can contact us at the facility. It does not take much to make a residents wish come true.