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Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center news

Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center news

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:01 pm
By: Brittany Rich, Special to The Press

The fall weather and season continues to take over the grounds and the seasonal decorations are starting to appear in the facility.  The residents love sitting on the front porch watching the leaves change and soaking up the last of the warm days.  
This week’s cover card winners were Alberta Barker, Mavis Owen, Barbara McKay, Joy Riggs, Geraldine Damron and Mag Yeargin. Since everyone wants to win, we make sure that happens on Thursday’s at one-line Bingo.
This week everyone received a chance at the prize bin filled with all kinds of goodies. The residents are so fortunate to have great help from peers, staff and visitors.  
The October Resident Council meeting was held on Thursday.  Alberta Barker presided over the meeting which held 10 residents and nine department heads in attendance. This meeting gives the residents the opportunity to discuss preferences, complaints, upcoming events and to have their voices heard.
The residents participated in three different sports events.  
Barbara McKay took first place in the beanbag toss with 570 points. Bobby Bynum and Dorothy Farrar tied for second place with 540 points. Mavis Owen was the winner of our indoor lawn darts scoring 33 points.  
Dorothy Larson was the runner-up with 26 points.  On Tuesday afternoon, the residents filled the activity room for miniature bowling.  
They had a blast and the noise level was quite high with all the strikes and laughter.  
Bobby Bynum proved to be the kingpin with Ray Crowell as his second place finisher. They all did outstanding.
Friday afternoon’s social hour hit everyone’s sweet tooth.  
We had a huge assortment of fresh cakes including German chocolate, Italian cream, carrot cake, Oreo cream and many more.  Everyone got to pick their flavor and few even sampled more then one. To wash it down, the residents enjoyed peach mango tea.
We also had a few other activities this week. Each Monday afternoon the ladies gather for fingernail painting.  
We have a wide variety of shades to choose from and everyone leaves with their favorite colors.
The residents had coffee break on Monday afternoon. They played cards and enjoyed snack cakes during this time. They gathered for Tell Me All about It on Friday morning.  
Since the weather was so nice, this activity was held on the front porch.  
Sunday morning services were provided by Macedonia Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church.  They do a tremendous job each week bringing praise and worship with convenience for our residents.  Violet Totty and the Good Timers performed that afternoon.  They are always incredible and have such talent.  
Thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide programs for our residents.  
 wcp 10/11/11


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