Waldron Nursing Center Residents are all geared up and waiting for Valentine’s Day to arrive. The holders are up and ready to be filled so we are hoping that everyone will help fill them to the brim.  Residents themselves will be exchanging cards also so we are asking family members to bring their loved one a few boxes and to help them sign their name on the backs. There is no need to put who it is to because the name is already on the front of the individual holders hung by their room door. Our Valentine Fundraising tree is really filling up also and everyone is enjoying looking at all of the signed hearts.  I received a check in the mail from Oleta Goodner Lewis, Cabot, AR.  this week in honor of her brother, Hoyt Goodner, for hearts  to hang on the tree wishing him a “Happy Valentines”.

We are also joining in with the Valentine card challenge from Mena & Waldron Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities sponsored by McDonalds.  Other activities enjoyed this week was Sunday singing with Packsaddle group, Reminiscence with JoAnn Black on Monday morning, Round table bingo with Doyle Wayne filling in for Alex. Alex had to be out of pocket so my ever faithful Volunteer Doyle Wayne agreed to come and help out with the bingo. Bingo was also on Wednesday and Friday afternoon with Doyle Wayne helping out as well as volunteer Pat Morales. Nail painting and trivia with Alex. Monday night singing with Temple Baptist group. Tuesday night worship with Mt. Mariah, art work, Ball game with Dalton Assisted Living-The Dalton Gang VS WNC Twisters. We will see if they get to take the trophy back home with them. Everyone looks forward to this game which happens every other month at our place. The special event this month was “Go Fish” which was a lot of fun with everyone catching one or two of the fish and then seeing what kind of prize they won.

We will soon be announcing the new Nursing Home Queen for this year. Outgoing Queen Dianna Brennen  will be doing the crowning at the Queens Tea held in honor of  the new Queen.                           

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Vida Preston and Leota Owens. Our thoughts will be with these families in the many sad days ahead.

 In closing we are still happy to announce that we have no sickness and thank everyone for helping keep our residents safe by using the hand sanitizer at the front entrance and wearing the mask if they have been around anyone sick or not feeling well themselves.

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