LMH staff and residents gathering in memory of our facility dog of over 10 years, Scooby. Administrator Brett Ulrich shared stories about Scooby and Pastor Deb Stave and Resident Council President Chris Larson led the service and Activity Director Lysa Wright provided music.
Residents enjoyed making Upcycled Calendar Rosettes during an afternoon activity.

Greetings from “The Home” front …

Last Friday (instead of Happy ½ hour) we had a beautiful Celebration of Life for our late therapy dog, Scooby. There is now a lovely granite plaque in our outside courtyard area with Scooby’s name on it. Rest in Peace Scooby – you were a great dog.

ChiChi led Karaoke on Sunday afternoon and really had the residents singing. After Coffee Time on Monday morning there was LIFE Categories – a word association game and then it was time for Kitchen Capers! It has been well over a year since we have been able to do Kitchen Capers and what fun everyone had making an individual apple dessert. Yum! There was also Bingo in the evening. Tuesday brought Newscurrents, then Rhythm Band and Bunco. Autumn began on Wednesday and the activity room is certainly decorated for Fall. With the new paint job and new window blinds it is a bright and cheery place to do activities. Nancy played piano for Choir in the morning and then we celebrated the upcoming wedding of Kayla Coronado and Jordan Eken with a bridal shower for the couple. Pastor Deb was here for Bible Study on Thursday morning followed by Pretty Nails and Short Story writing in the afternoon. Plus, Bingo in the evening. There is Church on Friday morning. In the afternoon, we welcomed the American Legion VFW members that were here to play $$$ Bingo with our residents. The dining room is usually full with residents anxious to play! What a great time was had by all. On Saturday we have Sit & Be Fit, Bingo and a Virtual Trip to Germany. Das soll spaB machen!!!

Next week we are celebrating Oktoberfest on Monday!!! After folding and coffee time there is German Jeopardy. Hmmmm sounds interesting and then in the afternoon we will have a taste of Germany with bite sized Reubens and German pretzels. Some of the residents will try their hand at Hammerschlagen which is a German game of driving nails into a log! There is also Bingo in the evening. On Tuesday it’s Newscurrents, Rhythm Band and our Parachute game. Wednesday brings Name That Tune in the morning followed by Pumpkin Decorating later in the day. It’s Finish the Song Lyrics Thursday morning, then Pretty Nails and Last Camping Day Detective. We have church on Friday morning.

September 12-18th was National Environmental Services & Housekeeping week as part of National Healthcare Week. We would like to acknowledge the men and women who keep our nursing home spick and span and working efficiently. Thank You to Susan Anderson, Tara Anderson, Arlys Balstad, Jennifer Carr, Tasha Caswell, Susan Kellett, Maria Klabo, Ashley Odden, Kelly Tastad, Mary Turpin, and Kayla Whetzel. Our Maintenance men include Jeff Chandler, Jordan Eken, Jason Holkesvig, Clarence Nelson, Jr. Thank you for all you do.

Our sympathy to the friends and family of Linda Erickson who passed away on September 14. Linda enjoyed visiting with staff, watching TV, reading and doing things in her room. Rest in Peace Linda.

There are no resident or Sun Center birthdays this coming week but our Director of Nursing, Nancy Carlson, has her birthday on September 28th. Happy Birthday Nancy and enjoy your special day.

Until next time … a thought for the week … At the end of the day what really matters is that you’ve done your best, your loved ones are well and you’re thankful for all you have… Make it a great week everyone!