Greetings from “The Home” front ….

I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind about this weather! The rain on Monday didn’t stop a few of our residents from going shopping at Dollar General – the van went despite the downpour. Once there the residents enjoyed their time and were surprised to see Christmas items already on the shelves!! Other activities on Monday included a food committee meeting, newscurrents and a spelling bee! Wow! We had Sit & Be Fit on Tuesday morning and Rhythm Band in the afternoon. We also had residents playing a game of whist and working on puzzles. There was resident council on Wednesday and in the afternoon the crafty ladies (and men) made a fall wreath to hang on their doors. Men’s Club met on Thursday and we had special music by Steve Worner in the afternoon. The residents also played Table Hockey followed by bingo in the evening. Our last picnic of the season is Friday in the picnic shelter after mass and church. The resident cooks will be making pickles during Kitchen Cappers Friday afternoon. There is also an opportunity to get gussied up with pretty nails later in the day. On Saturday we will learn a little bit about the town of Reynolds during our City History activity. Later in the afternoon there is 5 Square Game and Kaffee Hus plus our movie matinee at 3 p.m.

I am happy but not surprised to report that LMH passed its annual inspection from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services with flying colors – two easily corrected recommendations. Mayville should be proud of its nursing home and the staff that work here! Way to Go Everyone!!!

We start out next week with Wheel of Fortune on Sunday afternoon. There is newscurrents on Monday morning followed by a sightseeing van trip in the afternoon. Let’s hope the weather cooperates! We have a rousing game of Noodle Ball later on plus bingo in the evening. Tuesday brings Sit & Be Fit and Rhythm Band. Nancy will play the piano for choir on Wednesday morning and during crafts in the afternoon the residents will be making a fall collage. Also on Wednesday, we are happy to announce that Amy Nelson and her food truck “IT’s A Wrap” will be here in the parking lot over the lunch hour. Our residents are really looking forward to it. Pastor Diane is here for Bible Study Thursday morning and we will be playing Bunco in the afternoon. There is also Happy ½ hour and then bingo in the evening. We have mass and church on Friday morning followed by pretty nails and a new activity – a corn hole challenge. This has become a fun event around the country – I had never heard of it before but it is certainly gaining popularity here.

We have one resident birthday next week – Stuart Mitchell has his birthday on September 15th. My goodness there are several staff members who have birthdays coming up – Monica Ellingson, Susan Kellett, Skyla Johnson, and Gina Ostmo all on September 15th; Kathy Gangelhoff, Janet Nielson, and Jacquelyn White on September 16th; Nancy Bjerke and Sandy Braaten on September 17th; Lisa Nelson on September 18th and Emily Carlson on September 20th. Happy Birthday to all of you and enjoy your special day!

We were saddened by the passing of resident Marion Neiss on September 6th. Marion was 100+ years old and had just recently made LMH her home. She enjoyed listening to daily devotions, visiting with staff and watching Fox News TV. Rest in Peace Marion.

I will be gone for the next couple of weeks handling the estate state of a dear friend in Washington state. If I can get my lap top to cooperate you will still be hearing about the activities here at LMH. Until next time though … a thought for the week …. You learn more from failure than from success.