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Clarence Care Center:

It’s been a great week at the Care Center, with all the family and friends visiting. Sunday morning Doug Beldon with the Clarence Christian Church had church for our residents and their guests.  Those attending were Joni Behringer, Harold Klingaman,  Ruth Lowe, Linda Boleach, Lula Webster, Mary Peeper, Yvonne Hepworth, Jane Stacy, Bill Wilson, Gerald Blaise and Mryna Carothers led the music.  That afternoon we played a game of “Skip-Bo” and visited with family and friends.

Monday morning started with a word puzzle in their rooms before playing a game of “Would You Rather”.  That afternoon we played a game of “Bingo”, the winners were Lula Webster, Linda Boleach and Lora Knapp

We got our hearts pumping Tuesday morning with “Sit n Fit” before we listened to the Foster’s came and sang for us.  That afternoon we enjoyed delicious cake and ice cream for our February birthday party, happy birthday to Bob Jones and Bill Moss this month.

Wednesday morning we started with a “Sit n Fit” before having Bible study with Holly, thank you Ange Mefford for playing the piano for us. That afternoon we played a game of “Bingo”, the grand prize winners were Lora Knapp, Joni Behringer and Lula Webster.

Thursday morning started “Sit n Fit” before using our creative side during “Friendship Design”, we made cards. That afternoon we enjoyed the great music with Bill Lear and Friends.

Friday morning started out with “Sit n Fit”, before we played a game of “Skip-Bo” Lora Knapp and Linda Boleach won the most games. That afternoon we played “Bingo”, the winners were Yvonne Hepworth, Mary Winkler and Joann Wood.

Saturday morning we played a game of “Yahtzee” and ended the afternoon playing a game of “Left, Right Center”.

God’s blessings to all from all of us at the Clarence Care Center.

Salt River Community Care: 

Greetings, from Salt River Community Care. We hope everyone had a wonderful week. We had another busy and fun week here at SRCC.  We started our week off on Saturday with Amanda playing some games with the residents in the activity room.  We played Card Bingo and Yahtzee.  On Sunday, we had church services with Heartland Christian College Church.

Monday morning, we started our morning off with some residents attending Catholic Communion with Larry Mitchell.  We also had  manicures in the activity room.  Some residents attended Bible Study with Pastor Jeff in the community room.  In the afternoon, we played Card Bingo in the activity room.

Tuesday morning,  we started our day off with exercises in the main dining room.  After that, some residents attended Catholic Mass with Larry Mitchell and Father Bill.  We also played 2,000 Dice in the activity room.  After lunch we played Bingo.  The winners were Edna Otto, Shirley White, Gene Hatcher, Eugene Wright, Freddie Shively, Chris Rich, Terry Turner, Mae Buckman,  Bessie Ide, and Anna Jean Wilt.

On Wednesday morning, we started the day with Paddle Ball in the main dining room.   After that we played Trivia Bingo with Pastor Jeff in the activity room.   In the afternoon, we had Pamper Hour with Community Loving Care Hospice in the activity room.  In the evening we played some games of Spades in the activity room.

Thursday morning,  we started our day with Kickball in the main dining room.  After that, we played 3’s Away Dice in the activity room.   In the afternoon, we got together in the main dining room and played Bingo. The winners were Eugene Wright,  Brenda Bender, Nellie Latchford, Shirley White, Mae Buckman, Karen Baymiller, Debbie Peacock, and Peggy Roberts.

Friday morning, we started our day with Tableball in the activity room.   After that, we played some rounds of UNO in the activity room.  In the afternoon, Pastor Jeff did a Devotional with some residents and then we enjoyed some live music performed by our Elvis Impersonator. It was awesome and the residents really enjoyed it!!

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Shelbina Villa:

Monday, we got beautified with Marva Maddox fixing up everyone’s hair, while activity director Cyndi beautified their nails! Several of the ladies are thinking Spring, as they chose pastels and glitter for their polish choice. We took a break in getting beautified to have Bible Study with the Bethel Christian Church. We listened to the word of God and even had beautiful piano accompaniment by Emmalynn Hawkins. We played presidential riddles after lunch in celebration of Presidents Day! Can you answer this riddle? Founding father and the second president’s name, my correspondence with my wife brought fame. Who am I? The answer is John Adams! Dorothy Gill and Anna Barton were our trivia buffs, answering the most riddles about our Presidents of the great USA!

Tuesday, we began the morning with Stack Party, AKA giant Jenga! We tried to get our tower as tall as we could, but it fell twice in the process of us trying to keep it going. We never got a true count on how tall we were able to make the tower. Activity Director Cyndi thought it got to 22-23 levels before toppling over.  We played a fun game of Apple Grapple after lunch. We took turns saying a word to a category and if you could not think of a word, then you were out. Our word wonder for the day was Dorothy Gill!

We played a fun game of Either This or That Wednesday morning. We all sat in the sunroom and discussed which option we would rather pick. Here is a fun for instance; Either you could have a magic flying carpet, or you can have a see-through submarine. Once someone said which of the two, they would pick, Cyndi would ask them why. It was interesting to listen to everyone pick an either or and why they chose that option over the other. We took to the town after lunch and went up to Dollar General here in town. We shopped till we dropped and came back with several items that we needed/wanted.

Thursday, we played balloon volleyball. We had two teams, team one and two. Team one consisted of Pat Vannoy, Linda Barton, Nora Utterback, Anna Barton, and Lydia Gilbert. Team two consisted of Marge Williams, Jerri Hewitt, Rogers Hewitt, Dorothy Gil, and Janet Bichsel.  The balloon was batted, swatted, and bounced from side to side. It was a competitive competition and a couple of people even tried to spike the balloon, but the other team was able to block! Team one took the gold with 25 points, while team two only had 16 points. We went dice bowling for the afternoon activity. Lydia Gilbert won first place with 103 points. Pat Vannoy came in second with 62 points. Janet Bichsel came in third place with 58 points.

We played Hillbilly Golf Friday morning. We all tried to ring our string on the highest point rung. Pete Kendrick took first place with 2 points. Pat Vannoy came in second with 19 points. Jerri Hewitt came in third with 15 points. We had out monthly Bingo birthday party after lunch. We celebrated a few birthdays!  Our monthly Bingos were Faye Poore on the 7th and she is 94 years young! Linda Barton had her birthday on the 14th and she turned 76 years young. Nora Utterback’s birthday was on the 15th and she turned 92 years young. The kitchen made a delicious cake for everyone to enjoy! Once we finished our cake, we started playing. Pat Vannoy had the most bingos for the afternoon winning 3 times!

The staff at the Villa would like to remind you to please stay at home if you are feeling sick, but if you are feeling well, we love to have visitors!  We hope you have a blessed week and please remember to visit us on our Facebook page to see everyone in action! God Bless!