Martin Health Care: Lighthouse Unit News
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:01 pm
By Amber Randle
In January, we celebrated “Slow Cooking Month.” Because of the cold weather, January is the month most known for people using their slow cooker most frequently.
To celebrate, I prepared crock-pot peach cobbler. The recipe’s ingredients consisted of one cup of flour, one cup of sugar, one stick of butter, two large cans of peaches, one teaspoon cinnamon, one teaspoon nutmeg, one teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Simply sprinkle mixture over peaches and slow cook three hours. I served the cobbler with ice cream and whipped topping. The residents enjoyed it!
Another activity we participated in was “Folk Music and Dance Month.” I went to the local library and checked out a RiverDance™ video called “Lord of the Dance.” We all gathered in the activity room and watched it. The residents were so amazed at the performance given by the dancers. Ms. Louise Maddox asked me how they moved their feet so fast. I told her I didn’t know, but I was going to try. I got in the middle of the floor to give it a try. Word to the wise: it is not easy!
The residents laughed and applauded as I attempted the task. Apparently, I am not RiverDance™ material.
In January, we also had a cooking class. We prepared snow cream! When we had the snowstorm on Thursday, Jan. 20, I set two bowls outside. When the bowls filled on Friday, we added milk, vanilla flavoring and sweetened condensed milk and mixed it with the snow. It was very delicious! Some of the residents asked for seconds and even thirds. Ms. Versie Terrell stated, “It was the best she’d ever had!”
This month, the Lighthouse Community celebrated five birthdays. Ms. Annie Merritt turned 75 on Jan. 3, Ms. Eva Morris turned 84 on Jan. 5, Ms. Wilsie Worrell turned 93 on Jan. 14, Ms. Juanita Brown turned 91 on Jan. 23 and Ms. Louise Maddox turned 96 on Jan. 26.
Happy birthday to everyone!
On Jan. 28, we will have our monthly birthday party.