Weakley County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center news
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 10:27 am
By: Brittany Rich
Outside the snow and cold seemed to linger, but inside this week was filled with lots of activities that warmed the soul. The residents were all out visiting and sharing with each other and many visitors braved this winter weather to be with their loved ones.
The winners of Cover Card were Betty Parham, Mary Bennett, Garl Winstead, Melba Saunders, Vivian Edwards, Nelda Hawkins and Evelyn King. For Thursday’s one-line Bingo, each of the players received an item from the snack bin. It is filled to the brim with a variety of snack items and goodies. Roy Saunders donated money so a tie breaker round did not have to be played on Monday. We also received a donation from Mrs. May Griffith for future Bingo games.
The sports competitions have been top notched and filled with great athletes vowing for first place. Thyra Provine took the honors at the Football Toss. She scored 14 points impressing everyone. A group of residents gathered in a circle for Kick Ball on Wednesday afternoon. They love knocking the inflatable soccer ball around from player to player. Laughs can be heard down the hallways! Lucille Prince was the hoops champion sinking 12 out of 15 baskets. After a multitude of tie-breaker rounds, we still finished with Thyra Provine and Lois Morris as runners up in basketball.
Mental and creative activities are also very important to our residents. They were able to express both of this functions multiple times this week. We had trivia and puzzle time on Friday morning. They did amazing at both. They have also been hard at work on winter coloring scenes. They always do a fantastic job!
We mixed things up just a little bit this week with a morning social. The residents had a selection of cookies to choose from and fresh brewed coffee and choice of juices. It was a nice little treat to start the day off right. On Friday afternoon, the residents enjoyed nachos. They were served with warmed cheese and seemed to really hit the spot.
Dresden’s First United Methodist Church was with us on Tuesday afternoon. They always do a remarkable job in song service and devotional. They residents were also delighted to have Siloam Baptist Church with us on Wednesday evening. They are always crowd pleasers and full of great joy.
Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church were with us for Sunday morning services. They always bring such inspired sermons and Christian fellowship.
The residents were treated to two spectacular gospel music performances this week. The Doster Family entertained on Friday evening and Friends of Carmen Kelley on Sunday afternoon. Both groups are filled with such talent and we could not be more grateful that they are willing to bless us by sharing these talents with us. Thank you all so much!