Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home. This month has simply flown by with snow storm and 80 degree weather, but  Spring is definitely here.  Our shrubs are beautiful with new growth and some are blooming.  I rolled out into the shade of the trees and it really took some arm-power to get back up to the vestibule, but I made it!

Oh, I want to share with you that our Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday afternoon is really enjoyed by about a dozen of our ladies.  We are hoping more will come and participate.  We have good open discussion.  Mrs. Carol Carson leads
our group.

The halls have been congested with a flow of visitors.  I could not name them all, but they cheer people up and make it lively around here.

We are so thankful for all the good rain we have been receiving, hoping it will replenish our water table.  As usual, though, some people get caught in the high waters at several crossings.

Mr. Ed Teeple came to visit us last week, but he seems like one of us because he came every day for so many years
when his wife was a resident in our home.   He cheers us with beautiful flowers quite often.  It is good to be remembered.  We appreciate you, Ed.

We enjoyed the church services of Goodhope General Baptist Church.  This group has many of  my friends as my home is in that community and I got to see them.  The House to House Singers were here Sunday afternoon taking the place of Mt. Tabor Church.  The residents really enjoyed the singing.

Rocco has painted the new privacy fence around our new south patio.  This is such a wonderful place prepared for
outside celebrations.  Thanks to our thoughtful administrator, Tonya Cutbirth.  It is to her eye for beauty that we have all the wonderful outdoor plantings as one approach our entry way—a very nice receptive approach.  That is what makes us proud
to call this home.

Below is a poem written by Mrs. Maxine Lirley.


I love our home its’ a busy place.

Everyone is rushing, but it’s not a race.

It’s the work to do from dawn till dawn
with people you’redepending on.

Then here comes a volunteer
and we all begin to cheer.

With smiling face and willing hand

They fill the place to beat the band,

And seem to make it all in fun

And we are the lucky one.

They help us all without a fuss.

We are so thankful-all of us.

Words aren’t enough, I must confess,

For the depth we feel we can’t express,
but appreciate each and every one-
May God bless you for all you’ve done.

If you would like to volunteer at Heart of the Ozarks please call Connie at 417-683-4129.

We would like to welcome our new residents to our home, they are Grace Nicholson, Louise Hutchinson and Don Nelson.

Congratulations to Eleanor Tucker and Lorene Maloney on getting to go home this month.  God Bless You From Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.