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Last Weeks News – Hello from our home to your home. Greeting from the Golden Age Winner once again! Well, our big day “The Senior Olympics” is over until a new one next year. What a big day it really was-such activity-such vim and vivacity-such verve and movement! We’ve done it again! We were “best of show,” best of cooperation, best presentation, best in spirit and best of all-we got to keep the traveling trophy which we have won for the last seven years. Our residents performed well and our staff is the best at cheering us on to victory and Connie, our activities directors, is a marvelous inspiration, and Mike Burris, her husband, is so great at making the things we need to promote our theme that he just can’t be beat. He is an artist! He should be making stage backdrops for plays and musicals. Needless to say, we are all really thrilled and most of our participants brought home medals around their necks, some one, some two and some three and four. But tonight we are tired and ready to relax and ready to go on our regular routines. But we did have a good worship service to end a perfect day as Mike Santos and some of his church came to be with us at 5:30p.m. A real blessing!
During Sunday School we had our usual Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. with Larry Moore about Jonah trying to leave the country and not give in to Nineveh God’s message and what a predicament he got himself into before obeying the Lord’s command. You might like to read the book “Jonah.” We had a delicious chicken dinner then at 2:00 Goodhope General Baptist Church group came for music and a Bible message for us followed by a time of prayer and visitation with friends.
The Home was very busy with personal visitors today and many were walking about and lounging outside in perfect weather and enjoying our decorations for this season of fall.
Some gathered persimmons from our tree which are at their perfect ripeness now.
Some residents have gone out for evening church services, but for those staying in, it was time spent in the movie room, or as we call it, the day room.
We pray for those who were too ill to enjoy it, but for those who could enjoy it this has been a delightful day in our home. One morning last week it just so happened that my table companion was a new resident, Roscoe Earhardt, a very interesting gentleman from Squires. He is here to recuperate. He is very friendly and cheerful. After visiting with him, I found out he knew my husband from years past when Cldye was working in his alignment shop in Ava. It was nice to know he was remembered after so many years. Clyde passed away in 1995 with liver cancer which took him away rapidly in just six weeks. Now my health makes it necessary for me to live in this home, a wonderful place to be when necessary. I love my home away from home.
We have a residents council where we can speak up about our concerns and these are given immediate attention by the staff. We feel this give us a voice in our care and daily living in the “Family Group”.
Today is the holiday in honor of Columbus Day so some of our staff are absent today. We miss them when they are not here especially our Activity Director, Connie Burris. As her name implies, she keeps us busy and active. Time does not drag if we follow her leadership.
Miracles come in little small blessings, we notice our little green angel under the oak tree in the parking lot is holding a little new blue bird. The little yellow bird that she was holding had flown away quite some time ago and her hands were empty. It is good to see she has captured a precious little blue bird and hopes it stays awhile.
We love all our volunteers, churches and youth group. This month churches were Redbank Church, Faith Rock Church, Goodhope General Baptist. NewHope Baptist Church, 1st Sonshine Group and all of our wonderful volunteers. Our volunteers are a part of our “Family Group”.
Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the families of Nola Jones, Helen Messinger and Raymond Tidwell. We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are Freida Thurman, Beulah Frazier, Roscoe Earhardt and Melba Wilson. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.
This Weeks News – Hello from our home to your home, we are enjoying the fall weather, Activites Director, Connie Burris, is on vacation this week and we miss the stirring activities she promotes for us, although we try to follow the schedule and keep busy. It was a good week with the Ava Victory Academy school children here on Wednesday morning, Marci Caudill got us involved.
The Monthly Birthday Party was held on Wednesday the 12th with the Birthday Band playing. Cakes were provided by Ava Full Gospel Church. We appreciate all the staff and residents who helped with the birthday party. Willene Adams is entering the Pinochole tournament at the Senior Center. She likes to vist the Senior Center and visit these friends.
The weather has been perfect for outdoor walks and visiting so let us take advantage of it for we hear that next week will be turning frosty.
A wonderful friend brought me a beautiful bouquet of gorgeous red roses with white baby’s breath , they have lasted for many days in all their beauty. They are bringing cheer to my days and certainly brighten my room as well as my heart. I appreciate you so much dear friend!
We will miss our dear friend, Taylor Perkins, who is being released to go home and return to his job. We are very happy for him because he is happy to feel so well and go back to work.
He was a wonderful campanion to visit with at the dining room table. Much success to you, Taylor, as you go!
Daryl Knapp has been in our home family for a while. He has been such a free spirited fellow that it’s hard for him to get acclimated to the home life. Our home is full of love and it is expressed by the staff and volunteers all the time.
Saturday afternoon on October 15th Wanda Moore family planned her a beautiful birthday party celebration to celebrate Wanda’s 90th birthday which actually happened on October 13th, but the family couldn’t all gather that day so they planned it for Saturday. It seemed like a real family reunion with many family and friends attending. Wanda looked beautiful in a lovely flowered dress and wearing a wrist corsage of matching colored flowers. Fruit punch, a lovely birthday cake of white and pink, and various nuts were served from many pink tables amid floating balloons to all the family and friends attending in the day room. Truly a wonderous occassion for Wanda’s 90th birthday. We wish for her much peace and happiness.
Larry Moore was here for Bible Study. Our Sunday afternoon was full with the Lonestar Baptist Church and the group FAITHFUL. We enjoyed the church service and getting to visit with the group FAITHFUL, who had been out with much sickness in their families. They were really glad to be back with us and we were pleased to hear their special kind of music again.
Tom Brown has been ill and he is the one who wrote many of their songs that we love to hear. Sue Brown plays the organ, Cindy Winslow sings and Susan Sinclair sing and plays the guitar–a dedicated group.
We invite you all to our Fall Family Night which will be held on October 20th starting at 6:00 p.m. Chili, frito pies, and different pie will be served. The Rod Humbryd Band will be playing some awesome bluegrass music.
We would like to welcome Georgia and David Graf. God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.