Plum City Care Center Chatter

Posted 10/13/21

Monday morning welcomed music to “soothe the savage beast,” even though we haven’t seen many savages running around lately! Lunch arrived and folks were happy to spend a few hours on the front …

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Plum City Care Center Chatter


Monday morning welcomed music to “soothe the savage beast,” even though we haven’t seen many savages running around lately! Lunch arrived and folks were happy to spend a few hours on the front patio, admiring the beautiful leaves and the change of colors. It was once said that observing the leaves and the trees this time of year remind us that it’s okay to “let it go!” Mid-afternoon, we fired up the popcorn machine and enjoyed watching a movie with popcorn and Laura also delivered some bowls down the hallways. A bean bag game was on the agenda before supper and we played nine rounds: Nancy Bishop, Beryl Anderson (fourth place finishers); Willie Lindstrom (third place); Frances White (second place); and first place champ (AND throws overhand!), Sandy Messier.

We continue to miss our Tuesday worship services with Father Jojo due to unvaccinated staff testing positive for Covid. Although no indoors visits are possible, we hope you will consider stopping by for an outdoor visit with nice weather in the forecast! We hope to be open by Oct. 19 unless there are more positive tests. Tuesday began with a fast-paced game of Name That Tune. Not only do they need to figure out the title, they must also be the first to guess it! Out of 30 total songs, winners were, with the number of correct and fastest answers: Mary Ellen Coulson (11) Penny Stafford (8), Shirley Klinski (7), Barb Smith (2), Aileen Wayne (3). In the afternoon, the crafters made some cute, fall forest critters. Choices included foxes, owls, and raccoons. The evening kept us busy with dice games. Frances White was this week’s top winner followed closely by Penny Stafford and Sandy Messier.

Our exercise group on Wednesday shook to the music with “Movers & Shakers.” The plastic egg shakers filled with macaroni creates a fun sound and gives a little weight for resistance. They finished up with some kickball before lunch. Bingo was set up in the dining room and soon everyone began winning quarters and candy. A game of blackout ended bingo with Mary Ellen Coulson as the big winner. Jessica cleaned up our bingo chips and cards and soon returned with a variety of cookies and coffee to celebrate National Coffee Day. And being a true barista, no one was better to serve the coffee than Jessica!

Thursday is news day and we gather to hear about our community through the Courier Wedge and the Pierce County Journal. Jessica read all the news to us and trivia filled in the time until lunch. We learned that the first post office was established in Green Bay in 1821! Irene Converse guessed the most correct answers with 13, followed by Barb Smith with 12 correct guesses. Aileen Wayne was close behind with 11 correct guesses for third place. Following lunch and a quick nap, our ladies were ready to have their nails painted and rings cleaned. We really have fun sitting with all the ladies and chatting together. Everyone took time out to watch as the neighbors hauled in a new, pre-built home. It was so much fun to watch the process with a huge crane doing the work! The evening offered a fun game of pokeno with Shirley Klinski taking top honors.

Friday kicked off with drumming. Everyone worked up an appetite for lunch with all the fast-paced songs. Lunch was served and soon folks came out to help bring autumn into the dining room. We added fall leaves, orange lights, and cute centerpieces on the tables. Hot apple cider was available and three kinds of cookies: Oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle, and ginger snaps. Some great polka tunes topped off the afternoon. Our evening was full of different dice games chosen by the residents. Shirley Klinski came out as top winner followed by Alvin Bergmark, Penny Stafford and Frances White. Saturday and Sunday were filled with visitors but we had time to get in a good game of bingo and dart ball. For dart ball, Stacey wore the target around her neck! Needless to say, folks had much more fun throwing at her. We do hope you will come and visit soon. The weather is nice but won’t last long!