Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello from our home to your home, all you dear people.  I know you all wanted to be sure we enjoyed the Christian holiday of Jesus’s Birthday that we call Christmas because so many of you have visited with us, sang lovely carols for us and left little gifts, cards and momentoes. We do thank-you very much, and in turn–we do hope your family celebrations were just as great or, perhaps, even better by being a close family group in your homes.  If, per chance, it is a little disappointing, we pray your whole New Year of 2014 will be exceptionally great for you.  Sometimes, here in the home, we do well to keep a smile on our faces—your visits and caring help a lot.

My doctor said I am doing better with my chemotherapy.   I’m trying to build up my protein.

Carol Carson came for Women’s Bible Study and left us a little sweet momento.  May God bless her for sharing her time and love with us.

It is a lovely, sunshiny day today, makes me want to go outside.  Enjoy it while you can.  I think more snow is coming.

We had our annual Christmas dinner on Monday the 23rd with lots of family here enjoying the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and Johnnie’s hot rolls with choice of several different pies.     The Dietary department did an awesome job.

Around 2:00  Carol Carson, Lola Mayberry, Norma Stillings, Amanda Mayberry and Vic Murdy started the Christmas Program by singing Christmas carols until Santa arrived!   Santa just popped in from the North Pole to hand out gifts and visit with our residents.   We appreciate our Santa, Mr. Cook. We so enjoyed our Santa visit.

Our prayers and sympathy go out  to the family of Chester Lamb.

We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are Jean Smith, Zola Davidson and Tony Hodges.

Congratulations to Max Campbell on getting to go home this week.  Max will be missed around our home.

Any way, I do wish for all of you a Happy New Year  from Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.