News for the week of November 12th to the 18th: Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center invites you to honor or remember your loved ones by purchasing a Light on our Christmas Star which will shine brightly on our building throughout the holiday season. The names of the loved ones you wish to recognize will be read at our Love Light Program at 1:30 on December 7th and will also be published in the Colfax Messenger during the holiday season. You may pick up the form anytime at the front desk of our facility, or you may use the form that is in the Colfax Messenger. Form and money can be dropped off or mailed to us at 110 Park Drive any time before December 1st. As always, we appreciate the Colfax communities continuing support. Monday morning craft group met in the Square as we continued work on our Christmas Crafts. Everyone enjoys this time together as we enjoy visiting while we work. Meanwhile in the East Dining Room, Tony led an exercise group. After limbering up, we enjoyed listening to stories of holidays past.
The afternoon found our Granny Bakers in the Square packaging our Famous Dog Treats so they will be ready for our Sale on November 25th. We tried something new this year, we made “Pooch”sicles that are dog treats on a stick. Some of our four legged visitors sampled them, and by the way that they gobbled them up, I think they will be a great hit! Tuesday morning found residents enjoying bounce ball in the dining room. Others gathered in the East Lounge for a farm video. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Pastor Wik led us in our Wednesday morning church service. Everyone enjoyed his wonderful message, and we enjoyed Pastor leading us as we sang our favorite hymns. Residents gathered in the Square in the afternoon for a Sing a Long with Bev Ward. We always look forward her visits as she leads us in an hour of singing our favorite tunes. Even if we can’t sing good, her beautiful voice drowns out all the bad notes the rest of us hit! On Thursday morning our Green Leaf Crafters gathered in the Square to finish up some of our fleece projects that we have been working on. Meanwhile in the East Dining Room, residents gathered for our weekly volleyball tournament. This activity brings out our competitive side, and all agree it’s a fun way to get some exercise. On Friday morning our residents gather for rosary led by Loretta. Then, it was time for our weekly Gospel sing along. Kathy and Bruce take time from their busy schedules to help us out as they accompany us on the piano and guitar. The afternoon found us back in the Square for an hour of dime bingo. This weeks game was extra special as the ladies from Cook’s Valley Church joined us a brought a delicious treat for coffee time. In October the residents prepare leaves that have a space on them for residents, visitors and families to write on and tell what they are truly thankful for. Well I am happy to report that our “Give Thanks” Tree has been a huge success as it is filled with dozens of leaves. If you stop by for a visit, make sure and grab a leaf, fill it out and add it to the many leaves that already adorn the tree. Everyone is looking forward to next week and it will be a busy one! Not only are we looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, Peggy and Bob will be here to entertain us and we will be finishing up projects to sell at our craft sale on Saturday. Until next week, I leave you with this quote: “Thanksgiving is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them.” From all of us at Colfax Health and Rehab, have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. As Always, Barb Stobb, Activity Director
News for the week of October 21st to October 27th:
We began the week with music by Dan Korn in the East Dining Room on Sunday afternoon. Residents enjoyed listening to his music that brought us back in time to the 60’s and 70’s.
Monday morning found the Green Leaf Crafters finishing up our leaves that will adorn our Thankful Tree. While we worked we talked about projects we would like to do next. We decided on Paper Twist Angels and popsicle stick reindeer. After craft group we readied the Square for our monthly Green Leaf Café. With table cloths and menus in place the room looked like a small town pub. As the residents gathered, waitresses Loretta and Barb took orders and served up drinks. Everyone enjoyed visiting while Chef Andy and Allie prepared their food, fresh off the grill and hot out of the deep fryer. This month’s special was Sauerkraut Soup. All agreed everything tasted great!