Residents Enjoy Visit from Second Graders and More

We had a great week, starting with the Elmwood second-graders coming to visit and read to the residents.003

Barb Cepek was here for Bible Class. Our blessing letter for the week was the letter G. We would like to let Barb know how we appreciate her time to come and volunteer. After Bible class, we were busy getting fit. We kicked the ball around to each other and played catch, followed by some stretches. Later in the afternoon we played shaker dice with our top winners being: Glenn Hammond came in first, Archie Delong got second, and Barb Schneider came in third. Great job! Later after supper we played bingo.

With the weather being so nice we had a chance to get outside for some walks around the building.   005

We held our Resident Council meeting, where we talked about what was going to be happening in the month of May. Our council President is Bea Axelson and Vice President is Archie Delong. The Alter and Rosary ladies came and helped out with bingo this week. We would like to thank them also for furnishing the bingo prizes.004

Our residents were busy working on crafts during the week. They made trees on paper with paint and pop bottles. Also for crafts we had Becky Smith here to make homemade cards. Thank you Becky for doing this with us! We all really look forward to it.

Two Frets Up were here to entertain us with their beautiful music. A lot of dancing and singing was going on. Our week also included sing-along in the Chapel where we enjoyed some of our favorite songs.

We finished off the week with Faith Services on Sunday and relaxing time to sit and watch some TV in the evenings. The residents also enjoyed getting visits from family and friends throughout the week.

Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood, Wisconsin is a community-owned long-term care and short-term rehabilitation center.

Heritage of Elmwood – Easter Preparations

We were delighted to have the second graders from Elmwood Elementary School come this week to read to residents! It’s always fun to see generations interacting. What a way to spend a Friday morning!

Some of our other highlights from the week included baking on Wednesday. We made the most delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and then enjoyed the cake at our monthly birthday party. The whole building smelled like cake! We also dyed Easter eggs this week and made an Easter bunny cake.

We celebrated our monthly birthday party with entertainment from Rich Schroeder. This month, we say happy birthday to Gerri Krueger, Lavonne Lehman and Orville (Bud) Dahling. Thank you to Bud Dahling, Barb and Lynn for the beautiful flowers they sent us for the birthday party. It made it special!

With this being Easter week, our faith services were extra special! Some residents even went out with family for Easter services and Easter dinner. For others, we had opportunities to observe Easter right here at Heritage.  Monday morning, Barb Cepek was here for Bible Class. We would like to thank Barb for volunteering her time!

Pastor Weaver was here for Methodist Church Service this week.  We would like to thank Robertta Holcomb for volunteering her time to come and play the organ for the service.

In our social and relaxing time, we watched some old-time movies on television in the lounge. We also love our bingo and games! We played a game of Shaker Dice and Orville Dahling was our top winner. Way to go Orville! The Alter and Rosary came for bingo, and we appreciated the prizes they furnished too!

Our week at Heritage included a sing-along in the chapel and we enjoyed some of our favorite familiar songs. There is nothing like music to bring out the smiles!

Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood, Wisconsin is a community-owned long-term care and short-term rehabilitation center.

News From Heritage Of Elmwood – Fresh Bread Bakers!

We’re excited to share about our busy week at Heritage of Elmwood. Every day we make fresh bread on Main Street. There is no better smell than that of baking bread! We welcome visitors for coffee and bakery at any time!

On Saturday afternoon we enjoyed playing bingo along with a game of black out. After supper, we relaxed with lounge and TV time. We were all rested up for Sunday morning, when we had Faith Services for our residents and family who wanted to join in.  In the afternoon we enjoyed visiting with staff,  fellow residents and visitors. We wrapped up the day with time to watch TV and unwind in the lounge.

Monday morning, Barb Cepek was here for Bible Class. We would like to thank Barb for volunteering her time!  We were busy kicking the ball and playing catch at exercise group following Bible Class. In the afternoon, we played a game of Shaker Dice and Archie Delong was our top winner. Way to go Archie! In the evening, we played bingo.

Tuesday morning started out with sensory time before we had our morning exercise. In the afternoon residents played bingo with the activity department. In the evening they had chapel and watched some good TV shows.

Wednesday morning we started out with baking.  We made the most delicious apple cake cupcakes. Exercise group followed our baking activity.

Friday morning we played some shuffleboard and then got together and did some stretches. We gathered together in the chapel for the Rosary and Father Prince was here for Catholic Mass. We would like to thank Barb Cepek for helping out with the service.

We wrapped up our busy week with some lounge and TV time. And the residents enjoyed getting visits from family and friends throughout the weekend.

Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood, Wisconsin is a community-owned long-term care and short-term rehabilitation center.

News from Heritage Elmwood – Maple Syrup and Pancakes!

We had a wonderful week at Heritage of Elmwood!

Our residents had the opportunity for fun adventure on Wednesday morning when we headed up to Rick and Debbie Traun residence to enjoy fresh sourdough pancakes, sausages, dessert and, of course, fresh maple syrup. What a wonderful excursion it was! 

Activity is so important for our residents and we included exercise in our routine this week. We got some good stretching done at our exercise group and we also did sit-down dancing, and tossed balloons to each other. We also enjoyed kicking the ball and playing indoor catch.

We played a fun game of shaker dice this week and Joan Binkowski came out the winner. Way to go Joan! We also played shuffleboard, which gives us entertainment and activity all in one.

On Saturday we had a relaxing day which included a game of bingo with a black-out round as well as lounge time and TV time. One of our popular channels to watch is the Hallmark Channel. It’s one of our favorite ways to unwind at the end of the day!

We have opportunities for our residents to attend religious services and Bible studies every week and family is always welcome to join in. On Sunday, we had Faith Services and on Monday morning, we had Bible class with Barb Cepek. We would like to thank Barb for volunteering her time!

On Thursday afternoon, Pastor Bergenthal was here for the Lutheran church service. On Friday, we gathered together in the chapel for the Rosary, and Father Prince was here for Catholic Mass. We would like to thank Barb Cepek for helping out with the service.

Other highlights from the week included sensory time before we worked into our morning exercise. We also enjoyed playing bingo with visitors from St. Peter’s Lutheran. We would like to thank them for helping out with bingo and furnishing the prizes. It’s wonderful to have visitors from the community stop by!

Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home in Elmwood, Wisconsin is a community-owned long-term care and short-term rehabilitation center.