Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:18 pm
By: Brittany Rich, Activity Director

WCP 9.21.10 Our facility will be participating in Walk Across America, an event sponsored and promoted by Aegis Therapy. Our therapy department is very dedicated and wants to take this opportunity to promote good health and exercise not only for our patients, but also for all employees and our residents’ friends and families. Walk Across America will be Sept. 20-24.. If you would like to assist your resident in the walk, you can come any day and walk with them from 9:30 – 10 a.m.
The Cover Card winners were Opal Pentecost, Betty Parham, Garl Winstead, Mary Doster, Mary Clark, Geneva Foster, Barry Flowers, David Guill, Lessie Long, Violet Morris, Melba Saunders and Mary Bennett. Regular one-line Bingo went off without a hitch. Each participant received a selection from our prize bucket for their efforts.
Our Sports competition continues to be full of great contenders and enthusiastic spirits. The winners of Tallyoop were Barry Flowers and Nancy Mansfield. Obra Sims took first at Ring The Chickens’ Necks with Mag Yeargin in second.
Thyra Provine and Violet Morris tied for first place honors at Fling It. Obra Sims was our All-Star at the basketball shootout. Thyra Provine took first place at the Velcro Toss with Lois Morris as runner-up. We had Balloon Volleyball and Handswatter for our non-competitive games. The residents have enjoyed all the sports challenges, but they responded the most to the Doughnut Toss. Of course that could be because we served fresh glazed doughnuts immediately following the competition.
The September Resident Council Meeting was held on the first Thursday of the month. The meeting was presided over by Alberta Barker with 16 residents and 9 approved employees present. The Council meets each month to discuss any complaints, concerns, preferences or likes. We encourage all our residents to attend and have their voices heard.
Our mental and reminiscing activities have included trivia, Rhyme Time and Tell Me All About It!  It is always amazing to hear the residents share childhood memories and stories. We discussed special vacations, hobbies and antidotes. For Rhyme Time, the residents had to think back to slogans of yesterday and recall nursery rhymes. Afterwards, we did a rhyme chain going around the room!
Pleasure food is important for our facility to feel home-like. Residents suggest the foods and drinks we serve for socials and parties.
This past Friday, the residents wanted pizza, so that’s exactly what we had. They had their choice of supreme, all meat, pepperoni and cheese. They ate until they had their fill. They had a selection of cookies donated by Gleason First Baptist Church’s WMU ladies. They enjoyed them so much along with their requested lemonade. Thank you so much for the cookies.
The Doster Family wowed the crowd with their wonderful vocals and talents. The activity room was filled to capacity with eager listeners. Bill Brewer and Friends were with us to share their beautiful voices. They are the perfect Saturday afternoon.
Bethel Youth Group allowed their voices to carry throughout our facility blessing all that heard. We are so grateful for the music and joy your talents bring to our residents.
We continue to be greatly blessed with the local churches providing services for our residents in house. Liberty Church of Christ, Macedonia Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church provide our Sunday morning services each week at their respective times. In August, we were delighted to have a fifth Sunday and Monday.
This meant that New Home Baptist Church and New Salem Baptist Church were with us. We were also blessed by contribution from Sharon First Baptist Church, Oak Grove Church, and New Hope’s WMU Group. Thank you all so much for all you do!

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