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Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 8:01 pm

Brittany Rich
Activity Director
The residents had a jam-packed and exciting National Nursing Home Week. So many new activities were added that new calendars had to be printed to fit everything in. The employees worked extra hard to ensure that everyone had a great week. We appreciate everyone’s incredible efforts that assisted in the events.   
On May 14, we kicked off the week with a front-porch devotional, followed by the annual balloon release.  Residents lined up to release their balloons as the signal for the games to begin. That evening, many participated in Hand Toss. The residents attempted to ring colorful hands worth different points. The winner was Ray Crowell with 39 points. 
On May 15, the residents played one of their non-competitive games. They all gathered around the tables and batted a balloon with hand shaped fly-swatters. That afternoon, we had Hand Dipped. The residents enjoyed ice cream cones and cups. The flavors were chocolate chip, chocolate, vanilla and Neapolitan.  Employees also teamed up with residents for a surprise Scavenger Hunt. Everyone had a great time running around and gathering up the items. 
Heart’chery was played on the morning of May 16. This is a new archery game and the residents had a blast. A giant bullseye was placed on the wall and everyone had a great time taking aim. The winner was Ronnie Brundige with 25 points and Bobby Bynum in second with 24 points. The first annual Bake-Off was held that afternoon. Nineteen homemade entries were placed by employees including cakes, pies and cookies. Our resident judges were Shirley Gooch, Glyn Lewis, Opal Pentecost, Bobby Bynum and Ray Crowell. The winners were Kay Usery for Overall Best; Tiffany Gerstch for Best Tasting; Marley Glidewell for Most Original; and Amy Davis for Best Presentation. Afterwards, all the residents and employees got to sample the delicious entries. Residents and employees also enjoyed rounds of Trivia played announced over the intercom with tons of prizes given out. Bible Union Baptist Church provided a wonderful Wednesday evening service for our residents.
May 17 was our Carnival Day. Family members were invited to attend the festivities, along with the residents and employees. The day started with the Green Thumbs Club meeting on the front porch to plant marigolds. The majority stayed outside to watch the parking lot transform into a carnival and to enjoy the jukebox playing their favorite songs. The Dietary and Maintenance Department prepared a cook out with Polish sausage and hamburgers. The lunch was served picnic style for residents who wanted to eat outside in the fresh air. Afterwards, the carnival began. The residents were treated to fresh-spun cotton candy and sodas on the porch. Games of horseshoes, top toss, shuffleboard, beanbag toss and more were spread throughout, allowing everyone to play as they pleased. The star of the show was the hilarious clown who danced with the music, made wonderful balloon animals and entertained the entire afternoon. A small petting zoo was set up in the shade trees allowing the residents and visitors to pass through and enjoy.  Animals included goats, turkeys, chickens, bunnies, kittens, puppies and more. Niki Lee’s concessions was also set up out front offering fresh-squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and hand-dipped corndogs. They were served free of charge to all residents, family members and employees who participated in the events. It was long, beautiful day and everyone had a blast and enjoyed being outside in the fresh air all day.
May 18 finished up our Nursing Home Week activities with Hearts Away. It is our new hockey game, and everyone loved it. The winner was Shirley Gooch with four goals and Barry Flowers with three. That afternoon, the residents played Bingo with everyone receiving 50 cents for playing. The lucky Cover Card winners were Mary Clark, Dorothy Vitalo, Mildred Turner, Sue Bailey, Bobby Bynum and Blanche Bullock. Martha Hayes and Friends provided a wonderful show that Friday evening. They did a marvelous job. National Nurses Week was celebrated with a special luncheon for all of the hard-working nurses. The residents are grateful for each of you.
Liberty Church of Christ and Dresden First Baptist Church provided morning worship services May 20 at their respective times. Friends of Carmen Kelley finished up the busy week with a blessed song service in the afternoon. Thank you all for support of our facility.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the following people who provided services for our Nursing Home Week: Niki Callison and her family, Pam Burns and her family, Amy Davis and her family, Jimmy Dudley of Weakley County Amusements, and the hard-working staff of the nursing home.  You made this week extra special for our residents.
 Published in The WCP 5.29.12

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