LMH would like to thank the community for the wonderful turn out for trick or treating on Halloween. The residents were all smiles and are still talking about it. Thank you LeeAnn Strand for the Thrivent action plan. Pictured: Esther Slaughter hands out candy on Halloween.

Greetings from “The Home” front …

It’s been another busy week here at Luther Memorial Home. On Monday there was Newscurrents in the morning and then cards in the afternoon. We also had Sit & Be Fit later on plus turkey races. We usually have Sit & Be Fit on Tuesdays but the students from SOS were here to play board games with our residents on Tuesday morning. What a fun time everyone had and we truly appreciate it when visitors came to do activities with us. Nancy played the piano for rhythm band in the afternoon. Since Tuesday was National Redhead Day, we honored and celebrated Gingers. How many red heads do you know? Am not sure but I bet we served ginger cookies and ginger ale too! The residents tried their hand at Name That Tune Wednesday morning and then we had a rousing, bell ringing game of Bunco. Pastor Dianne was here for Bible Study on Thursday and then the van took several of our veterans to the Veteran’s Day Program at the high school. What a special and heartfelt program the students put on – may we never forget the sacrifices our veterans and servicemen and woman make for our country. Later we played 5 Square and then had bingo in the evening. There is mass and church Friday morning. Ron Jacobson will have his Veterans Picture Display in the activity room from 2 p.m. on. The public is invited to come and see the photos. We also have pretty nails later in the day. Molly will be here on Saturday for Down Memory Lane – she usually has some mighty fine junk to share and talk about. There is also bingo at 2 p.m. in the activity room. Don’t forget Kaffee Hus from 2-3:30 in the dining room on both Saturday and Sunday.

WE will have a special Veterans Program on Monday November 11th beginning at 2 p.m. Prior to that there will be at Food Committee meeting in the morning, followed by Newscurrents. Some of the residents will also be playing cards in the afternoon. We are back on schedule with Sit & Be Fit on Tuesday morning and then Rhythm Band in the afternoon. Wednesday November 13th is World Kindness Day – really - World Kindness should be 365 days a year! There is resident council in the morning and then Molly and the resident crafters will be making paper strip pumpkins that can either be made into a greeting card or a wall hanging. We have Wheel of Fortune on Thursday morning followed by the Peter Boe 3rd graders visit with their “adopted” grandparents in the afternoon. The Valley Music Makers will also be here at 4:30 for their Fall Piano Concert. There will be bingo in the evening. Its Mass and church on Friday followed by pretty nails and happy ½ hour.

We have three staff members will be celebrating their special day – Linda Knudsvig (Nov 10), Robbie Ulrich (Nov 12) and Sheyenna Riley (Nov 15). Happy Birthday to all of you – make it a great day!

Our sympathy to the friends and families of Sandy Martz and Jim LeClair who passed away this week. Sandy was with us briefly but had also been a resident at Sun Center Apts. She enjoyed watching TV, and visiting with family and staff. She passed away November 1st. Jim, who passed away November 4th, enjoyed music, hearing devotions and listening to football games on TV. Rest in Peace Sandy and Jim – you will be missed.

Until next time … a thought for the week … Doing what’s right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what’s right.