LMH staff dressed up for our Halloween party
LMH residents enjoying cupcakes and games at the Halloween party.

Greetings from “The Home” front …

Happy November everyone!! What a Spooktacular Halloween Party we had last week!!! It was great to see so many residents enjoying the treats and atmosphere in the activity room which was decorated beyond compare. Many staff members also participated by dressing in costume and helping serve treats – my favorite was Lucille “Lucy” Ball (aka Deb Sletten), although we had a pretty authentic hippie 60s gal (Nancy Bjerke) and many others. Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate.

Monday started out with VALOR categories which is similar to our 5 square - creating as many words as possible starting with the various letters. We did wood leaf painting and also heard a little bit about North Dakota History. And there was Bingo in the evening. Tuesday brought Newscurrents followed by Rhythm Band and Bunco. Nancy played for Choir on Wednesday and the residents did a craft project in the afternoon. Staff also went shopping for the residents at Dollar General. Pastor Deb was here for Bible Study on Thursday and then the ladies got their nails done during Pretty Nails in the afternoon. We also played some music during Bell Choir and there was Bingo in the evening. We had Church on Friday followed by Happy ½ hour (TGIF) in the afternoon. There will be Sit & Be Fit and Bingo on Saturday plus a Movie Matinee later in the day.

Next week we start out with Crosswords on Sunday afternoon. Then on Mondays it’s Down Memory Lane, followed by Kitchen Capers. The residents will be making bread. Plus, there is a Resident Council meeting and Bingo in the evening. Tuesday brings Newscurrents, Rhythm Band, and a Cover that Number Game in the afternoon. We have Name That Tune on Wednesday morning and Crafts in the afternoon plus staff will be going shopping for the residents at Dollar General. On Veteran’s Day (November 11) we will learn All About Veteran’s Day in the morning and then have our special Veteran’s Day Program in the afternoon. We will also learn about Famous Battleships later in the day plus having Bingo in the evening. There is Church on Friday morning followed by Pretty Nails in the afternoon.

A special thank you goes out to the Mayville State DECCA group for making and delivering the cutest mini pumpkins for our residents to enjoy in their rooms. Each mini pumpkin was fancifully painted and decorated and each one brought a smile to our residents. Thank you again for thinking of us.

Another thank you goes out to Kathy Baldock who provided adorable Halloween cards for each of our residents. All of them enjoyed getting mail.

Our sympathy goes out to the friends and family of Mary Lou Aamold who passed away on October 29th. MaryLou was our long time Kaffe Hus hostess. She enjoyed listening to devotions and music in her room and receiving hand massages.

Also, we are saddened by the passing of another resident Esther Bring on October 30th. Esther was an exquisite quilter and her room was adorned with wall hangings and quilts that she had made. Esther also enjoyed hearing devotions, listening to the news on TV and reading the newspaper and visiting with staff. May both of these ladies rest in peace.

There are no resident birthdays next week but two staff members will be celebrating. Sheila Rustvang on November 8th and Linda Knudsvig on November 10th. Happy Birthday to both of you and enjoy your special day.

Until next time a thought for the week … Look for something positive in each day even if some days you have to look a little harder …