Weakley County Nursing Home News
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:02 pm
By Brittany Rich
We were all decked out in green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day this week! Everyone looked dashing and avoided the dreadful pinch! The residents started out the day with our annual Coin Toss. Everyone tries to fill the lucky pot with our golden coins and the Lois Morris was our winner! The party was also tons of fun. The room was decorated with metallic ceiling cascades featuring more shamrocks then you can imagine. The bulletin board featured the lucky Leprechaun with his pot of gold and bright rainbow. The tables were covered in gold tablecloths and lots of green tableware. To top off the décor, St. Patrick’s Day balloons filled the room in many shades of green. The residents dined on a festive corned beef sandwich on sweet rolls, chips and green dip, devilled eggs also dyed green and lucky cupcakes. Irish themed music had everyone sure to be in the Erin Go Brah mood. With 35 residents in attendance to the party, we were very fortunate to have lots of help from the MDS and Social Services offices.
The Cover Card winners this week were Mavis Owen, Melba Saunders, Vivian Edwards, Nancy Mansfield, Doris Bradberry, and David Guill. For our one-line only Bingo, each of the participants received fifty cents for their efforts. We play until everyone leaves a winner! We continue to have a full house on Bingo day and lots of help from peer residents, family members, and staff. Thank you all so much!
The residents were very busy this week with many different activities. They did free-style art on Tuesday morning. They many different creations and each one was uniquely beautiful! They filled the room for fingernail painting on Monday. Each of the ladies left with very pretty manicured nails. For an impromptu program, Joyce played the piano and the residents had a wonderful sing-a-long service. She did a remarkable job playing and so did they on vocals! Since Friday was so beautiful, the residents opted to sit outside on the front porch for a morning fellowship instead of being cooped up indoors. The porch was full and everyone had a great time. They are definitely ready for spring and the sunshine.
The sporting events this week included Horseshoes and the Doughnut Toss. Horseshoes are always considered lucky so this was the perfect week to play. We had a lot of residents who came close, but only a few ringers. Sue Bailey proved her skill and finished in first with a score of 9 points. She was very impressive as was her second place finisher Mignon Mayo with 6 points. Ray Crowell finished first in the Doughnut Toss with 6 points. The object of this game is to Frisbee foam disc inside a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling. It’s a huge task! Afterwards we always enjoy doughnuts. They were fresh and glazed and were gobbled right up!
Martha Hayes and friends provided a wonderful musical performance on Friday evening. They did a great job and the residents were thrilled to have them with us. Friends of Carmen Kelley once again wowed the crowd on Sunday afternoon. They always do marvelous and we are so grateful for their continued volunteerism. Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church provided our Sunday morning church services. They bring such blessings to our residents each week with their services.