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Our New Living Room - 11/19/2021

We had Dolores Kimminau performing this week, thank you Dolores, the residents love polka music. I am sending out a huge thank you to Bobbie Hamit for donating stuffed animals to the activity department. We had one of our resident’s leading bible study this week, hopefully this will be a regular activity. I want to congratulate our employee of the month for April, Betsy Senff. Betsy is a medication aide at Westfield, she is kind and caring and the residents love her, thank you Betsy for all you do.

I want to wish everyone a happy Easter. We had kids from school come and read for the residents, the residents loved it. The residents painted wooden bookmarks that will be given to the Superior Library. They love to make gifts for others.

The residents played a new game today, Leap Frog. The residents roll the dice, and the corresponding frog moves a space, the frog’s number that gets rolled the most wins. The residents all picked which frog they thought would win. We had a wonderful performance from Mike McCracken from Merry Makers, you did a great job, and the residents love it when you come and perform for us. Thank you Kash for bringing in your puppy, the residents love when we have animals come to visit.

Westfield residents have had many good performances this week. We want to thank Dolores Kimminau for performing for the residents, they love her music and always look forward to her coming to Westfield. A huge thank you to the Singspiration Singers and Music Coordinator Aldena Siebert for singing beautiful songs for the residents. The residents colored wooden hand mirrors to be donated to the Tempo Performing Arts Studio in Aurora. The residents love it when the kids perform their dance routines, and they wanted a way to tell them thank you.

I want to congratulate Taylor Majerus, laundry aide, for being the March employee of the month. Thank you, Taylor, for all that you do for Westfield, we are so proud to have you in our family.
There were many crafts being made this week, the residents made door hangers and snowmen. Spa day is always very popular, back, head and hand massages for everyone.

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This week was sloth week, the resident learned about sloths. They watched a documentary about sloths and learned some fun facts. For the women’s group they colored sloth posters, had popcorn and punch. This week’s exercise was hitting balloons with pool noodles. There was a small group activity sensory time fun with shaving cream. It wouldn’t be sloth week without sloth BINGO, after the game names were drawn for a souvenir stuffed sloth.

Congratulations to our Valentine’s King and Queen, go to our Facebook page to see the royalty for 2024. There were many fun games and activities this week, too many to mention but a really great time was had coloring Mardi Gras pictures and then having Mardi Gras Bingo, you will love to see the masks. I want to thank everyone that sponsored a rose for Valentine’s Day. It was very thoughtful, and the residents loved the roses. We had a special guest this week, Daylynn Egger spent the day making cards and bookmarks with the resident that she will take to school and share with her classmates.

The residents had fun playing football ring toss. We had a group of residents who wanted to share their artistic talents with others, they made valentines that will be sent to the Victorian Legacy in Superior, NE. We had a musical performance from Joe Taylor with Merry Makers, thank you for your musical talents.

Residents learned about groundhogs today and gave their predictions, check out our Facebook page for results. Dolores Kimminau was here today and sang for the residents. We had great entertainment this week as DeAndre Jones from Merry Makers entertained all with his amazing voice.

The activities department and residents had donuts provided by Thayne Moore with Tabitha Health to celebrate Activity Professionals Week. That was generous of Tabitha Health thank you. This week the residents learned what their name means, check out our Facebook page to see the results. The residents and staff have motivational quotes, check out our Facebook page to enjoy.