June and July were full of activities despite some of the hot and muggy weather! I will give you a quick rundown of some of the things we did. Of course, plenty of bingo, their favorite thing to do, lots of great music, a special Pizza Ranch chicken lunch for the 4th. which they loved, Dairy Royalty, a van ride exploring Decorah, Larry Reis who is always so informative, Happy Feet that made their feet happy and beautiful, an attempt to make funnel cakes, we got funnel crunchies but they were delicious, we also made chocolate chip cookies which turned out amazing, planted more plants in our raised bed garden, Deputy Hook talking about scams that might affect our folks, Don Berg talked about Tollef Svennungsen’s journal. Tollef was a Norwegian emigrant that journaled a 60-year record from 1865 to 1925. Mary Hart lead a coffee talk about end of life choices we need to be thinking about. We also enjoyed special ice cream flavors and toppings for National ice cream month, Theresa made rommegrot for us to celebrate Nordic Fest and much more!
As for August and September, our Family Fun Day will be August 10th. from 11:00 to 1:00. We will serve a great picnic lunch and have plenty of fun games for families to enjoy. The monthly breakfast is August 27th from 8:00 to 10:00.
In September we will celebrate National Assisted Living Week from September 8 through the 14th. This year’s theme is “A Spark of Creativity”. I am working on some really fun ideas and hope you will check out the September calendar on our website to see what is going on. Our Facebook page is another great source to see what is happening at Wellington. If anyone has some special interests, cooking or talent they would like to share with us please let me know. We love to have family involved in our activity program. Last but not least our monthly breakfast for September is September 27th from 8:00 to 10:00.
We are looking for puzzles and large print books. If you would happen to have any of these items, we could sure put them to good use!