Weakley County Nursing Home News
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:01 pm
By Brittany Rich
The Cover Card winners have been Mag Yeargin (2), Sue Bailey, Vivian Edwards, Bonnie Carney, Inez Spence, Obra Sims, Mavis Owen, Lillian Melton, Mignon Mayo, Louise Jackson, Willie Dismuke and Nancy Mansfield. Each of these lucky participants received $1 for completing their entire card first. Bingo is always so much fun for the residents and we usually have huge crowds of players. On Thursdays we play until everyone wins a prize with one-line Bingo. The prizes have been snack cakes and fifty cents. We have so much great help from employees, family members and of course our outstanding peer resident helpers! This ensures that everyone gets the chance at playing and stays in on the fun!
The residents have participated in two very thought provoking activities. They are always staff favorites because we get to know the residents so much and also big hits for them as they reminisce about lifetime activities. We held Tell Me All about It! on the front porch to enjoy the sneak preview of spring weather. The residents divulged all about swimming in the Salt Lake, vacationing during the Depression, first automobiles, first jobs, and funny stories. For Penny Ante, the residents earned our fake coins for all they had accomplished from the predetermined topics. The jackpot winner was Mignon Mayo, but we all had a great time and enjoyed the memories.
We added a new game to our sporting events this month. The residents were all excited to break in the Popcorn Toss!
They had to bounce, toss, and sink realistic, rubber popcorn balls into our oversized popcorn tubs. They did wonderful and our big winners were Thyra Provine with 24 points and Obra Sims in second place with 160 pts. To keep the popcorn theme going, we popped some and served it hot from our facility machine later that afternoon while enjoying a classic movie. Thyra Provine was also the first place winner at the Bucket Toss and her runner up was Ray Crowell. Obra Sims took first place honors at Hole in One with Barry Flowers coming in at second. Fling It is our aerodynamic game that takes great aim and just the right amount of emphasis on the release time. Proving the best was Lucille Prince and her runner-up Geneva Castleman.
Since pleasure food is very important, we make sure the residents get their fill in a variety of goodies. They enjoyed powdered doughnuts and juice for a special morning time sweet treat on Friday. For our February facility wide birthday party they had their choice of chocolate or white cake that was beautifully decorated in golden yellow and lavender. For our Prayer Breakfast, each of the attendees received a country ham breakfast with homemade biscuits, eggs to suit, scratch oatmeal, and red-eye gravy. It was absolutely delicious and the Dietary Department outdid themselves. Phyllis Maddox led the residents in prayer and devotional before the meal.
The residents have been very fortunate to have three great musical performances. Violet Totty and the Good Timers did an outstanding job at gospel favorites and some country classics. The residents always enjoy having them. Mr. Bill Brewer and Family performed on Saturday. Their smooth vocals and melodies always delight the crowd. Friends of Carmen Kelley put on a terrific singing for the residents last Sunday afternoon. They carry on a wonderful song service filled with so much talent and heart.
Bro. Tom Spellings was with us Tuesday afternoon. He is the pastor at Gleason First United Methodist Church and is always a big hit with the residents. He not only shares the scripture, but also his talent musically with the residents. Mt. Herman Methodist Church of Greenfield returned to pack the activity room again with residents and congregation members. It was a blessed hour filled with great meaning and topped off with a wonderful song service. Adams Chapel Baptist Church provided our afternoon service on Sunday and as always did spectacular. They bless us each month with spiritual renewal and growth. Dresden First Baptist Church and Liberty Church of Christ provided our Sunday morning services. They are so considerate and devoted to the work and provide such a blessing for our residents each week. Thank you all so much for your kindness to our facility.
The residents have received many donations as well. Oak Grove Church donated a love offering to our special activity fund and will be greatly put to use for our residents’ enjoyments and needs. Sharon First Baptist Church continues to provide the tape ministry to our facility each week. The residents really enjoy the taped services. Second Wind Dreams struck again bringing smiles and great cheer to its recipients. Roy Hazelip received a jogging suit, Gay Ann Blakemore received two pairs of shoes, Mignon Mayo received a beautiful flower arrangement, and Joyce Davidson received a picture that really enhanced her room. Thank you all for your contributions to our residents and our facility.