2013-01-24 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Visiting Dorothy Ryckman were Dan, Sandy, and Mason Ryckman.

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Tom and Laura Baumgartner.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman. Also stopping in was Pastor Floyd Haan.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Arlyn Van Beek, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, Jerome Pool, Don and Arlene Davis, and Ron Dykema.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions.

VisitingwithBobSchreiner was Mark Schreiner on several occasions. Also visiting was Darrell and Dottie Schneider.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner and Michael Baumgartner.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. and Melinda Baumgartner and Michael Baumgartner.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier wereAl Leier on several occasions. Also stopping by were Larry Leier and Bruce and Judy Leier.

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include Lori and Mac Kramer, Della Beck, Kathy Nagel, Carl Snyder, Jane Conn, Eddie Kramer Sr., Mike Ballard, David Conn, and Jonathan Snysel.

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Leanne Jakobsen, Jerome Pool, and Dale Vander Vorst.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions.

Stopping by to visit with Irene Will were Deb Hochhalter and Kayla Hendrickson.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer and Ken and Evie Jahner.

Eddie Kramer Sr. comes to the nursing home on a regular basis to visit with his wife, Helen, and with many of the other residents.Also stopping in were Lori and Mac Kramer, Kathy Nagel, Carl Snyder, Jane Conn, and Nattie Nagel.

VisitingwithBobSchreiner were Mark Schreiner and Wanda Lovik.

Cindy Bertsch came to visit with Eugene Rahrich and Barbara Rahrich.

Those stopping to visit with Julia Kiefer were Lil Kunz, Diane Kiefer, and Liam Kiefer.

Stopping in to visit with Alvin Sauter were Robin Weber, Evan Sauter who took him to church and the farm, Jade, Mady, and Eli Sauter, and Mikayla Meidinger.

Visiting Marie Dryja was Leslie Jenner.

Here to visit with Bernice Kautz were Carl Snyder, Jane Conn, David Conn, and Jonathan Snyder.

Those visiting with Wilma Myers were Rich and Carole Myers, Jerome Pool, and Rose Weichel.

Kenny and Diana Moser were here to visit with Alvina Pagel and Donnie Peterson.

Albert Kraft had lots of company to include Val and Vi Vetter, Jolene Hahne, Jane Bosch, Lorraine Silvernagel, and Lucille Ruff.

Beatrice Heer came by to visit with Freda Kiemele and Rudy Beska.

Donnie Peterson had lots of company to include Judy Umber, Lenora Glasser, Tori and Taylor Madden, Lyndel, Bailey, and Mary Peterson, Amanda and Cayden Peterson, Tom and Laura Baumgartner, James Berreth, Jerome Pool, Barbara Fjeldheim, and Dan and Sandy Ryckman.

Mikayla Meidinger was here to visit with Eileen Gienger.

Those stopping to visit with Rudy Beska were Don and Arlene Davis, Darwin Opp, and Jim Schiermeister.

Albert and Kathy Masset came by to visit with Perry Masset.

Visiting with Andy Feist this past week were Jerome Pool and Ernie Dykema.

Stopping in to visit with Alvena Hehn were Barbara Fjeldheim, Don and Joanne Fuehrer, Pastor Floyd Haan, Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, and Beatrice Heer.

On Thursday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for something new in Bingo, coffee, and a snack. The residents enjoyed sharing stories with each other. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. In the afternoon, the residents enjoyed scripture with Carol Jean Dykema in the chapel. Thank you, Carol Jean, for your hymnal singing and scripture lesson. The residents look forward to your weekly lessons. Also thank you to Marilyn Voller for playing the piano. Peaches and crème strudels were a hit for lunch along with a choice of beverage. The residents were invited to the activity room later in the afternoon for Wii bowling. We had several excited residents waiting their turn for attempting the Wii. There was great competition between the residents. Flippo was the name of the evening game in the dining room. Fun and enjoyment was had by all. The residents were anxious to yell out Flippo once their right cards were called out. Baked potato chips were given to each Flippo winner.

There were no Friday activities due to the activity staff taking down Christmas decorations. The residents were invited to help if they wished.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB followed by current events and let’s exercise. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was bull’s eye toss. The residents did quite well with the Olympic game. For lunch, ice cream bars and a beverage were served.

On Sunday morning, Mass on TV was held in the activity room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The afternoon Protestant Church Service was held by the Hull Reformed Church led by Pastor Paul Stout. Thank you, Pastor Stout, for your services and thank you to Winerva Van Heukelom for playing the piano. Coffee hour was offered to the residents following the service. Banana bread and a choice of beverage were served to the residents and their guests. The Sunday afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was not to have anything.

Monday morning, current events and let’s exercise was held in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories from the Bismarck Tribune being read by the activity staff and then keeping in shape with let’s exercise. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the chapel for a sing-along. The residents got to choose several of their favorite hymns to sing. Thank you to Carol Jean Dykema for leading the sing-along. Thank you to Chris Nieuwsma for playing the piano and to Betty Payne and Ernie Dykema for helping with the afternoon sing-along. We appreciate everything you do for the residents. Lemon bars and a beverage were served for lunch. In the evening, the residents were invited to the activity room for Take A Guess trivia. The residents did so well guessing the answers to the questions asked by activity person Sheila Ohlhauser. The residents participated well. Thank you, Sheila, for a fun and exciting evening.

On Tuesday morning, the residents were invited to come to the dining room for coffee and something new in Bingo. Current events and let’s exercise followed later. Book club was offered to the residents before cash Bingo in the afternoon. The residents look forward to hearing what will happen next in the book “A Dog’s Purpose.” Thank you, Viola, for sharing the story with the residents. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was cash Bingo. The cash was donated by Margaret Baumgartner’s family. Thank you for your cash donation. Rose Weichel, Albert Kraft, and Alvina Pagel were the blackout winners. The residents always look forward to playing cash Bingo. Frosted brownies and a beverage were served for lunch. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious bars. They were delicious. The resident’s choice activity for the evening was beanbag toss in the activity room. The residents did well participating in the game. Laughter and excitement were heard coming from the activity room.

On Wednesday morning, Fr. Jason led the Rosary and Mass in the chapel. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for the nice service. Coffee and a snack were served following the service. The ladies were in a hurry to get to the activity room for feeling good group. The ladies always enjoy having their hair fixed and their fingernails polished. Nice job, activity staff. Diane Kiefer led the good neighbor group that was held in the B-wing south solarium. Thank you, Diane. The residents always enjoy the story and the discussion that followed. In the afternoon, the residents gathered in the dining room to play Po-ke-no. The residents were excited to see what Poke no was all about. Large candy bars were given as prizes. Fun was had by all. Warm cookies and a beverage were served for lunch. Later in the afternoon, the activity staff read the local papers to the residents. The residents enjoy hearing the local news from the surrounding areas. After supper, the residents enjoyed listening to Mollie B on TV in the activity room.

Welcome to our newest resident, David Conn. David came to our facility from the Wishek Living Center in Wishek. David is from Linton. We look forward to getting to know him better.

Happy Birthday:

Jan 12—Irene Anderson, 83.

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