2013-04-04 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in was Eddie Kramer Sr.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.Also visiting were Pat Horner and Sylvia Huizenga who brought her an Easter basket.

Clinton Dykema had company to include Mike Gabriel, Jim Hollaar, Mark and Mari Puppe and family, Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema, and Larry Leier.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Marcella Keller, Mary K. Vetter, Ann Bosch, Rosina Deis, Darrell Schneider, Evelyn Jahner, Mary and Chuck Vetter, and Caroline Ternes.

Those visiting with Bob Schreiner were Mark Schreiner on several occasions. Also stopping in was Wanda Lovik.

Visiting with Harley and Marion Vander Vorst were Dale Vander Vorst, Leanne Jakobsen, Mark Vander Vorst, and Michael and Karen Vander Vorst.

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also stopping by were Rose Volk and Mark and Sheila Gustafson.

Ellen Tuttle had lots of company this past week to include Judy Rice, Carl Snyder, Mary Jane Conn, Nattie Nagel, Mike and John Ballard, Sylvia Huizenga, Linda Rambough, and Carol Serr.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Linda Meier, Pete and Janel Baumgartner, Tom Baumgartner, Darlene Loebs, Della Beck, Irene Heidrich, and Rose Wald.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier were Al Leier on several occasions. Also stopping in were Bruce Leier and Larry Leier.

Stopping in to visit with Margaret Baumgartner was Joe T. Baumgartner.

Visiting with Irene Jahner were Kathy Kramer and John and Barb Jahner.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della and Leslie Beck, Darlene Loebs, Dorothy Woehl, and Vern and Florence Wagner.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier were Kathy Hoffman, Lillian Miller, and Mary Volk.

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 Kathy Nagel, Lori Kramer, Nattie Nagel, Todd Nagel, Toby Nagel, Tanya Nagel, Traci Zuhlsdorf, and Rose Wald.

Visiting with Wilma Myers were Ron and Richelle Jangula

Alice Heidrich’s visitors have been Irene Heidrich, Andy Baumgartner, and Rose Wald.

Stopping in to visit with Eileen Gienger this past week were Della Kary, Ruth Mittleider, Shelley Rossow, Stefanie Vojta, Daniel Waugh, and Morgan Vojta.

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Pat Feist.

Visiting with Rose Weichel was Rose Wald.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week was Mike Schneider.

Visiting with Dorothy Ryckman were Dan, Sandy, and Mason Ryckman, Russ and Elaine Ryckman, and Austin, Sheila, Jocilynn, Jakob, and Emma Vander Wal.

Dorothy Fuhrer’s company this past week was Don and Joanne Fuhrer.

Irene Will had company to include Deb Hochhalter, Kayla, Kaylin, and Dylan Hendrickson, and Larry Will.

Ann Horner is here on a regular basis to visit with her husband, Linus Horner.

Visiting with Perry Masset was DeLores Masset.

Julia Kiefer’s company this past week was Tom and Diane Kiefer.

Lee and Sharon Klein were here to visit with Kathryn Klein.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn was Sylvia Huizenga.

Leslie Jenner came by to visit with Marie Dryja.

Della Kary and Ruth Mittleider stopped by to visit with Bernese Renz.

Alvina Sauter had lots of company. Evan and Jade Sauter took him to an eye appointment and also for a haircut. Clyde and Sandy Wilson brought him supper. Steve Sauter took him to Mobridge, S.D. Otherwise his company included Ralph and Eleanor Nieuwsma, Eddie Kramer Sr., Darlene Loebs, Edwin Goehring, Carol Jean Dykema, IreneAnderson, and Vern and Florence Wagner.

Keith and Connie Fjeldheim came by to visit with Billy Dubois.

Mike Schneider came to visit with Albert Kraft and Martin Wald.

Visiting Esther Penttinen were Evelyn Petrick and Violet Ohlhauser.

Aaron Wagner was here to visit with Lena Wagner.

Those visiting with Bernice Kautz were Linda Rambough and Judy Rice.

Thursday morning, the dining room was quite full of residents waiting for coffee and something new in Bingo and a snack and seeing what Bingo number will be picked for the day. The residents seemed to have enjoyed visiting with each other. Manicures followed in the activity room. The activity staff enjoyed pampering the ladies. The ladies got to choose the color they wanted their nails to be. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the chapel for scripture with Carol Jean Dykema. The residents enjoyed the scripture lesson and hymnal singing. Thank you, Carol Jean, and thanks to Marilyn Voller for playing the piano. For lunch, the residents were served warm fresh cookies along with a beverage. After supper, the residents were waiting to play Flippo. The residents were all excited to shout out Flippo. Assorted chips were given for prizes.

Friday morning, coffee and SNIB was enjoyed by the residents in the dining room. The residents enjoyed visiting with each other over a beverage and a snack. Current events and let’s exercise followed in the activity room and in the B-wing south solarium. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was a TV sing-along. The residents sang along with a Frank Woerhle tape in the activity room. The residents have beautiful voices. Great job. For lunch, peach strudels and a choice of beverage were served. There were no evening activities as the activity staff was in Bismarck for the Activity Professionals of North Dakota meetings.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and SNIB in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and the B-wing south solarium. The residents look forward to hearing the top stories in the Bismarck Tribune read by the activity staff. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Flippo. The dining room was full of excited residents waiting patiently to hear their card called. Each Flippo winner received a bag of Gardetto’s. Thank you, Pastor Ramona Hayes, from the Pollock Lutheran and the Herreid Peace Lutheran Churches and her confirmation students for providing help with the activity. Thank you all for sharing your afternoon with the residents. Warm cookies and a choice of beverage were served. What an enjoyable afternoon.

Sunday morning, the residents were invited to the activity room to watch Mass on TV followed by current events and let’s exercise. In the afternoon, the Protestant Church Service was held by the Assembly of God Church of Linton led by the Rev. Geary Dodd. Thank you, Rev. Dodd, for the beautiful service and thank you to Beverly Dodd for playing the piano. Following the service, everyone was invited to the dining room for coffee time.

Banana cake and a choice of beverage were served. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious cake. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was to have no activity. There are always several visitors stopping in to visit with the residents throughout the day.

Monday morning, SNIB and coffee along with a snack was enjoyed by the residents in the dining room. Later, the residents were invited to the activity room and the B-wing south solarium for current events and let’s exercise. The residents enjoy staying in shape and listening to the Tribune being read by the activity staff. Book club was a hit in the activity room in the afternoon. Thank you, Sheila Ohlhauser, for the stories and the reminiscing that was shared for the Easter holiday, which is right around the corner. PokeNo was quite exciting for the residents after book club. What an enjoyable afternoon it was for the residents. Cherries in the snow and a beverage were enjoyed by all for lunch following the activity. The activity room was the place to be after supper. The residents were waiting their turn at bull’s eye toss. The residents did a great job attempting the bull’s eye toss activity. Thanks, Sheila Ohlhauser, for a fun evening.

Tuesday activities started with SNIB and coffee in the dining room. Following SNIB, the residents gathered in the activity room for resident council. The residents choose activities and dinner menus for the following month. Thank you to all the residents that attended. We value your input. Current events and let’s exercise completed the morning activities. In the afternoon, the Rev. Geary Dodd led the weekly Bible study group. Thank you, Rev. Dodd. After Bible study, the residents joined the Strasburg First Graders in the dining room to dye 50 dozen eggs. The residents thoroughly enjoyed having the first graders help them. It was a fun afternoon for the residents and for the first graders. Everyone enjoyed an ice cream bar for lunch. Thank you, first graders. We appreciated your help. In the evening, the residents played Flippo. Each lucky winner won a cash prize.

On Wednesday morning, the Catholic residents attended Rosary and Mass in the chapel. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for leading the mass. Lunch was served in the dining room following the service. The ladies attended feeling good group in the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for pampering the ladies. Some had a manicure and others had their hair fixed. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium with a large crowd in attendance. The ladies from St. Mary’s of Hague entertained the residents. They enjoyed playing their favorite game, cash Bingo. Rose Weichel and Bernice Goehring were the luck blackout winners. For lunch, the ladies served delicious homemade cheesecake. Thank you, 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. Thank you, activity staff. The residents look forward to hearing the local news. In the evening, the residents gathered in the activity room to enjoy the old-time music on the large-screen TV.

Welcome to Delores Miller, our newest resident, Delores is from Strasburg and recognizes several of the staff and residents. We look forward to getting to know her better.

Thank you to Theresa Volk of Bismarck for the four large denim quilts and seven smaller blankets she handmade for the residents. The quilts are beautiful. Thank you very much.

Thank you to Bonnie Schick for donating the DVD “Saving Winston” to the activity department. We appreciate your donation.

Happy Birthday!

March 30,Alvin Sauter, 89, and April 3, Martin Wald, 90.

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