2013-04-25 / Community News

Strasburg Care Center

By Brenda Compaan

Rose Wald visits with Martin Wald on a regular basis. Also stopping in were Keith and Tracy Horob, Jaye Horob, Kyler Horob, Alyssa Horob, and Tony and Elaine Wald.

Harold Ryckman is here on a regular basis to visit with Mary Ryckman.Also visiting were Andy Reis and Al and Madge Leier.

Clinton Dykema had company to include EmilyAnderson, Jim Hollaar, and Carol Jean and Ernie Dykema.

Visiting Lucinda Schneider this past week was Matt Schneider on several occasions. Also stopping in were Richard Nicholas, Wendelin Better, Ann Bosch, and Ben Vetter.

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

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

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

Visiting Valerie Heim this past week was Pat Horner on several occasions. Also visiting was Janet Gill.

Ellen Tuttle had company this past week to include Mike and John Ballard and Jordan, John, and Laurie Ballard.

Visiting Irene Baumgartner on a regular basis is Andy Baumgartner. She also had company to include Marie Krumm, Tom and Donna Baumgartner, Joe, Nicole, and Braelynn Schumacher.

Visiting with Alvena Hehn were Kenny and Georgia Vander Vorst.

Freda Kiemele’s company this past week was Della Beck and Darlene Loebs.

Those stopping to visit with Madge Leier wereAl Leier on several occasions.

Stopping by to visit with Martha Heier was Kathy Hoffman.

Visiting with Wilma Myers was Rich Myers.

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 visiting were Donna Braun, Dianne Ostermiller, Kathy Nagel, and Nattie Nagel.

Visiting Alice Heidrich this past week was Andy Baumgartner.

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

Andy Feist’s company this past week was Pat Feist and Ernie Dykema.

Visiting with Frank Gabriel this past week was Darin Gabriel.

Visiting with Dorothy Ryckman were Carole and Bill Weikum, Rhonda Ryckman, Russ and Elaine Ryckman, Dan, Sandy, and Mason Ryckman, and Emily Anderson.

Irene Will had company to include Terry and Deb Hochhalter and Loren, Kayla, Kaylyn, and Dylan Hendrichson.

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

Leslie Jenner came by to visit with Marie Dryja.

Bernice Goehring had company this past week to include Edwin Goehring on several occasions, as well as Jerry Dockter, and Joyce Ochsner of Rapid City, S.D.

Keith and Connie Fjeldheim stopped in to visit with Billy DuBois.

Wally and Georgene Seibel were here to visit with Irene Anderson.

Visiting Kathryn Klein was Lee and Sharon Will.

Those that stopped in throughout the week to wish Perry Masset a Happy 99th Birthday have been Veronica and Willie Masset, George and Elaine Gross, Albert and Kathy Masset, Benny and Veronica Glass, Alice Olheiser, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Vetter, Sheila Cook, and Lisa Ternes.

Coffee, something new n Bingo, and a snack was offered to the residents on Thursday morning in the dining room followed by manicures in the activity room. The ladies were all excited to get a manicure and choose their favorite color of polish. Thank you, activity staff. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the chapel for scripture with Carol Jean Dykema. Thank you, Carol Jean, for the scripture lesson and hymnal singing. The residents sang along well to the music played by Marilyn Voller on the piano. For lunch, the residents were served homemade bread with several choices of toppings and a choice of beverage. Wii bowling was enjoyed in the activity room later in the afternoon. Excitement was shared amongst the residents. In the evening, the residents were patiently waiting to get the activity, Flippo, started. The residents so enjoyed the evening. Thank you, Ann Langeliers, for an enjoyable evening. The draw card winners were Irene Baumgartner and Barbara Rahrich.

Friday morning, the residents were invited to the dining room for coffee, SNIB, and a snack. The residents look forward to seeing what number will be picked at SNIB by the activity staff. Manicures followed in the activity room. The ladies were excited to get their nails polished up for the weekend. Thank you to the activity staff for pampering the ladies. The afternoon’s resident’s choice activity was Resident’s Rights Bingo in the dining room. The residents were excited to be updated on the variety of resident’s rights they have living here at SCC. Butterscotch haystacks were served for lunch along with a choice of beverage. After supper, the activity room was full of excited bowlers waiting to get the game started. Lots of laughter and fun was heard coming from the activity room. The top bowler was Julia Kiefer followed by a tie for 2nd between Bernice Wolf and Margaret Baumgartner. Good job, residents.

The Saturday morning activities consisted of coffee and something new in Bingo in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise in the activity room and also in the B-wing south solarium.Asing-along was the resident’s choice activity for the afternoon. Thank you to Chris Nieuwsma for playing the piano. Thank you to Betty Payne for helping out with the activity. Warm cookies and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. Thank you, dietary, for preparing the delicious cookies. They were a hit.

Mass on the large-screen TV started out the Sunday morning activities followed by current events and let’s exercise. In the afternoon, the residents were invited to the activity room to cheer on the Minnesota Twins. The afternoon Protestant Church Service was cancelled due to the April snow storm but the moisture is much needed. The resident’s choice activity for the afternoon was to have no activities.

Monday morning, coffee and SNIB was offered to the residents in the dining room followed by current events and let’s exercise. The residents look forward to hearing the tops stories from the Bismarck Tribune. Book club was offered to the residents following dinner. Thank you, Lori Bechtold, for reading several short stories to the residents. Reminiscing was shared amongst the residents. After book club, the residents were all excited to come to the dining room for beanbag toss. Irene Baumgartner was the top winner and second place went to Julia Kiefer. The residents all participated well. Cheesecake and a choice of beverage were served for lunch. After supper, the residents were invited to the activity room for the trivia game called “Take A Guess Trivia.” The residents did well with the trivia game. Residents who are Twins fans stayed and watched the Twins game on the large-screen TV following the activity.

Tuesday morning, the residents gathered in the dining room for SNIB and coffee. They visited while enjoying a snack. Current events and let’s exercise completed the activities for the morning.

After lunch, Pastor Geary Dodd of the Assembly of God Church in Linton led the Bible study. The residents are enjoying the weekly Bible study and want to thank Pastor Dodd for the lesson each week. After Bible study, everyone went to the dining room to hear the Linton Senior Citizens sing. The residents look forward to their singing each month. For lunch, kuchen bars, coffee, and juice were served.

On Wednesday morning, the Catholic residents attended Rosary and Mass. Thank you, Fr. Jason, for coming to our facility to provide mass for the residents. Everyone enjoyed coffee and a snack following the service. The ladies were eager to have their hair fixed or their nails polished by the activity staff. The ladies all looked so nice when leaving the activity room. Thank you, activity staff, for doing a great job with the ladies. Good neighbor group was held in the B-wing south solarium with Diane Kiefer reading the stories “Nine Is Old Enough” and “The Empty Bucket.” Thank you, Diane, for the interesting stories. In the afternoon, Michelle Schumacher and her music students from the Linton High School came to entertain the residents. Thank you very much for the nice program. You are a very talented group. For lunch, the family of Perry Masset provided birthday cake and ice cream for everyone in honor of Perry’s 99th birthday, which happened to be today. Happy Birthday, Perry. Thank you to the Masset family for the nice treat. 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 by Mollie B on the large-screen TV. After the music, some of the residents stayed in the activity room to watch the Twins baseball game.

Thank you to Willie and Veronica Masset for the cash they donated to our Bingo fund. The residents look forward to winning a cash prize.

Welcome to our newest residents, Sharon Ellingson and Phyllis Baumgartner. We look forward to getting to know each of them.

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