News from Heritage Elmwood – Maple Syrup and Pancakes!

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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.