Picture: Betty Pickar is all smiles after receiving pictures made by the community. “Thank you to all who have sent pictures, emails, and notes to the residents. It really brightens the residents day. “

Greetings from "The Home" front...

April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week and normally we would be celebrating and honoring our many volunteers with a luncheon and special recognition. However, under the circumstances we cannot do that just yet – so we would like to just say a huge THANK YOU to all of the volunteers in the community who do so much for us here at LMH. Without the extra help of volunteers who come to visit, to sing, to bake and to just help out where needed we would not be the 5-star facility that LMH is. Thank you for all that you do –

Our in-house TV station has been a real blessing as it allows all of our residents to “attend” activities. They have been able to enjoy our musical activities such as Name That Tune, Choir and Rhythm Band. Our weekly exercise class (Sit & Be Fit) plus newscurrents on Mondays and best of all – our church services and bible study.

We have continued with our daily activities this week with the above-mentioned events plus Hallway Noodle Ball and serving root beer floats to everyone. April 22 was Gratitude Day and the residents were asked to share what they were grateful for – many of them said family and friends and a safe environment. We are glad to have all of you here with us at LMH. With the weather turning a bit nicer (FINALLY) we were able to plant seeds on Wednesday – it will be fun to watch them sprout and then plant in the courtyard.

A special thank you to Tammy Olson who dropped by spring greeting cards for each of our residents to have and enjoy. They loved the bright colors and uplifting message. We also received a beautiful arrangement of tulips and daisies from Mary Ann Hammer as her way of saying “thank you” to the staff. The arrangement is in the area where staff check in and take their temperature so it is one of the first things we see when coming to work – what a beautiful way to start the work shift. Those yellow tulips remind us that Spring is truly on its way – thanks again Mary Ann.
Congratulations to Laundry staff member Kayla Whetzel on the birth of her son Charles Jeffrey Green. Charles was born April 13th and weight 7lb 2 oz. We look forward to meeting him real soon – a new baby always brings smiles to our residents.

We have only one resident birthday next week – Randy Schober on April 29th but we have several staff birthdays. Joann Studlien, Mathew Karolus and Jacob Sherva all on April 25th, Rochelle Grenz (April 27th), Amber Thompson (April 29th) and Mindi Mehus (April 30th). Happy birthday to all of you and enjoy your special day.

Our sympathy to the friends and family of Dr. Lawrence (Gary) Hart who passed away April 20th. Dr. Hart was with us very briefly but did enjoy listening to music in his room. Rest in Peace.
Until next time … a thought for the week … Negative people need drama like it’s oxygen. Stay positive and take their breath away …