2013-02-21 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Frances Nieuwsma, Eldon and Twylah Hollaar, Arlyn Van Beek, and Eddie Kramer Sr.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Chuck and Mary Vetter, Caroline Ternes, and Chuck Heidrich.

Those visiting with Bob Schreiner were Mark Schreiner on several occasions.

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Leann and Larry Jakobsen, Kiley Jakobsen, Dale Vander Vorst, Eldon and Twylah Hollaar, and Vicki Backhaus.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Joe T. Baumgartner, Eugene Glass, Eddie Kramer Sr., and Irene Heidrich.

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

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in was Pete Reis.

Those stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner were Joe T. Baumgartner, Andy Baumgartner, David Baumgartner, Eugene Glass, Eddie Kramer Sr., and Irene Heidrich.

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include Peggy Van Beek, Carl Snyder, Mary Jane Conn, Judy Rice, and Mike and John Ballard.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kenny and Evie Jahner.

Visiting Marie Dryja was Leslie Jenner.

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 was Kathy Nagel and Cowboy.

Visiting with Irene Will were Larry and Sharon Will, Judy Rice, and Deb Hochhalter.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della Beck, Darlene Loebs, Vi Kiemele, and Carol and Mark Kiemele.

Stopping in to visit with Alvin Sauter were Evan and Landyn Sauter, Della Beck, Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Sara Sauter, Clyde, Sandy, Chase, and Jenise Wilson, and Loretta Rau. Evan took Alvin to Linton for a haircut.

Visiting with Wilma Myers was Loretta Rau.

Stopping in to visit with Alvena Hehn were Eldon and Twyllah Hollaar.

Those stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were William and Chris Heier, Leo and Johanna Heier, Kathy Hoffman, Ken Heier, Chris, Tina, and Andrew Neos, and Tarry and Elaine Hendrickson.

Visiting with Bernice Kautz were Carl Snyder, Jane Conn, Linda Rambough, Judy Rice, Carol and Mark Kiemele, and Vi Kiemele.

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Irene Heidrich, Richard Hager, and Pius Hager Sr.

Willie and Veronica Masset were here to visit with Perry Masset.

Visiting with Minnie Geigle was Peggy Van Beek.

Albert and Kathy Masset came to visit with Rose Glas and Perry Masset.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Leo and Johanna Heier.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Joe Sciolla, Dave Baumann, Chuck Vetter, and Pat and Mary Feist.

Don, Pam, and Allison Malsom came to visit with Eugene Malsom before his passing.

Visiting with Alvina Pagel were Sydney Schick and Ellen Weisbeck.

Those stopping in to visit with Julia Kiefer were Lil Kunz and Tom and Diane Kiefer.

Dorothy Fuhrer’s company this past week was Mark Fercho and Arlyn and Doris Van Beek.

On Thursday morning, coffee and something new in Bingo was offered to the residents in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories from the Bismarck Tribune. After dinner, the activity staff asked each of the residents to do a final vote for a King and Queen for the Valentine’s Day Coronation. The King candidates are Rudy Beska, Alvin Sauter, and Harley Vander Vorst. The Queen candidates are Margaret Baumgartner, Perry Masset, and Marion Vander Vorst. Good luck to you all. Bible bits was held in the activity room later led by Ann Langeliers. Thank you, Ann, for the Bible lesson. Strudels and peanut butter balls that were made by the residents were served for lunch following Bible bits. The residents were asked to stay in the activity room to attempt Wii bowling. Some of the residents participated while others preferred to just observe. In the evening, the dining room was full of excited Flippo players.Avariety of large candy bars were given to each Flippo winner.

Friday morning, coffee and something new in Bingo was enjoyed by the residents in the dining room. The residents enjoy visiting with each other over a beverage and a snack. Manicures followed in the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for pampering the ladies. Their nails looked so nice. Bingo was the resident’s choice activity for the afternoon. Julia Kiefer, Barbara Rahrich, Clint Dykema, and Kathryn Klein were the lucky blackout winners. It was a fun afternoon for the residents. Assorted doughnuts and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. In the evening, the residents came to the activity room to participate in the February Triviali Tease led by Ann Langeliers. The residents did very well with answering the variety of questions.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was trivia. Thank you, Viola Gefroh, for an interesting afternoon of trivia. Ice cream bars were a hit for lunch.

On Sunday morning, Mass on TV was held in the activity room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The Sunday afternoon Protestant Church Service was held by the Pollock Presbyterian Church led by Pastor Floyd Haan. Thank you, Pastor Haan, for the beautiful service and venturing out in this weather to serve the residents. Thank you to Janice Haan for playing the piano. Following the service, everyone was invited to the dining room for birthday cake and ice cream provided by Martha Heier’s family in honor of Martha’s 95th birthday. Thank you for the special treat. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was to have no activities.

Monday morning, the residents came to the dining room for coffee and SNIB. Everyone visited while they enjoyed their snack. Next, the residents went to the activity room for make-n-bake. The residents made Rice Krispie treats. After dinner, the residents finished the make-n-bake project when they cut hearts out of the Rice Krispie treats. Some of the ladies frosted the hearts with almond bark and put festive sprinkles on top. The hearts looked so pretty. Next, the residents made Lincoln Pins. They glued red, white, and blue stars on top of each other and topped the stars with a penny. The residents were anxious to wear them for Lincoln’s birthday on Tuesday, February 12. For lunch, the residents were served the Rice Krispie treats that they made earlier in the day. What a delicious treat. Thank you to everyone that helped. In the evening, the residents filled the activity room to play bowling. The residents did a very good job. Albert Kraft was the top bowler and Margaret Baumgartner was in second place. Thank you to everyone that attended.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, was Lincoln’s birthday. The day started with something new in Bingo and coffee. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room. Book club was held in the activity room with a nicesized crowd in attendance. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was cash Bingo with the cash donated by the family of Margaret Baumgartner. The lucky blackout winner was Freda Kiemele. For lunch, strawberry cheesecake was served along with a choice of beverage. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious dessert. In the evening, the activity was a Presidential Trivia. The activity room was filled with residents. Thank you to everyone that participated in the trivia questions. You did an excellent job of answering the questions.

Ash Wednesday started with coffee and SNIB in the dining room. Congratulations to Albert Kraft. He was the lucky winner of something new in Bingo. Following that, the ladies were pampered by the activity staff at feeling good group in the activity room. Some chose to have a manicure while others chose to have their hair fixed. The ladies looked so nice when they left the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for doing such a nice job. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium. The residents enjoyed the story and the discussion. The Suit Yourself Dinner menu included cheese roll-ups with cream, onions, and butter, lettuce salad, garlic bread, and Neapolitan ice cream. Thank you, dietary, for the delicious meal. The Strasburg VFW Auxiliary hosted the February birthday party. The residents that are celebrating their birthdays include Martha Heier, Lena Wagner, Clinton Dykema, and Esther Penttinen. Martin and Rose Wald celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. The ladies provided Bingo for the residents. Gertie Vander Wal and Esther Penttinen were the lucky blackout winners. For lunch, birthday cake and ice cream were served. Thank you, Auxiliary ladies, for spending the afternoon with the residents.

Later in the afternoon, the activity staff read the news from the Emmons County Record and the Prairie Pioneer to the residents. In the evening, the residents watched the old-time music on the large-screen TV in the activity room. That is always a hit with the residents.

Thank you to Barb King for the embroidered sweatshirt that she donated. The sweatshirt will be given to an employee whose name will be drawn. Thanks, Barb. Congratulations to Irene Fisher who won the sweatshirt.

We express our sympathy to the family of Eugene Malsom. Eugene passed away in our facility recently. We are remembering the Malsom family in our prayers.

Happy Birthday: Lena Wagner , 87, on Feb. 17.

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