Plum City Care Center Chatter

Posted 8/25/21

Monday arrived with flying beach balls and waving arms as we “stretched and catched” our way into the week. Exercise helps keep our bodies and attitudes fit! Lunch was met with good appetites and …

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Plum City Care Center Chatter


Monday arrived with flying beach balls and waving arms as we “stretched and catched” our way into the week. Exercise helps keep our bodies and attitudes fit! Lunch was met with good appetites and soon Stacey was off delivering the new August calendars. We are sad to see summer’s last month heading out, but we will enjoy each day we are given! Popcorn was served later in the afternoon followed by a fun game of Word Play. We are given letters and pictures and must figure out the word. For example: “poPPd” would be “two p’s in a pod!” It really was fun to try to guess what the phrase would be. Supper arrived and we ended our day with fruit bingo.

Father Jojo and Terry Pelzel arrived for Mass and communion and a nice time of worship with our church family. There was enough time after Mass to have a fun game of Name That TV Show Tune. Songs included were the theme songs from “Green Acres,” “Gilligan’s Island” and “Hawaii Five-O,” among many others. Top winners were: Shirley Klinski, Willy Lindstrom, Barb Smith (fourth place); Hazel Berger (third place); Mary Ellen Coulson (second place); and Sandy Messier (first place). In the afternoon, the bakers gathered in the dining room to make chocolate chip muffins. They will be served at the next day’s social for National Chocolate Chip Day. In between cookies in and out of the oven, we tested our brains with some trivia. Mary Ellen Coulson took first place with Irene Converse coming in second and Alice Girard taking third place. Supper arrived and the evening was complete with dice games.

The Wednesday workout crew was busy doing “Sit Down Dancing,” while others were entertained simply watching and enjoying the music. After a quick routine, the beach balls came flying out for some kickball and catch, exercising every muscle group. Appetites were well stimulated by this time and everyone enjoyed lunch. As soon as the dishes were done, bingo was set up. Marlene Zimmer arrived to assist residents and hand out candy rewards. Black out winner this week was Willy Lindstrom. We were then able to enjoy the chocolate chip muffins with coffee and spend time visiting with each other.

Harriet Rothe joined us for our local news and coffee social on Thursday morning. She brings up so many fun topics and ideas for reminiscing. It’s always fun to talk about the “good old days!” Just before lunch, Pastor Phil arrived for our church service from the Evangelical Free Church. Lunch soon arrived and we had some time for independent activities such as television, napping, or reading the local papers. Manicures were offered later and many of our ladies took time to have their nails done. It was difficult to wait for them to dry once the puppies arrived with Brad. We love to hold and cuddle those adorable puppies. Supper was served and soon we enjoyed a game of pokeno. Frances White was our top winner.

Kickball kicked off the morning with great tunes to accompany us. Lunch was served and soon Stacey was busy delivering mail and making room visits. Mid-afternoon, everyone gathered in the dining room for happy hour. Ryan Herman was our special entertainer while we celebrated National Root Beer Float Day! Our evening game was “Cover the Number” and Beryl Anderson came out the big winner.

Saturday was beautiful with sunshine and rain predicted. We enjoyed a good game of bingo followed by outdoor bean bags. Top winners were: Marlys Amdahl, Sandy Messier (fourth place); Beryl Anderson (third place); Alvin Bergmark (second place); and Shirley Klinski (first place).

Sunday was the day for many folks receiving visitors, inside and out! Rain kept most of us inside. It is so nice to enjoy time with our loved ones. A few people played bucket ball outside. Our top winner was Sandy Messier in first place with Frances White and Alvin Bergmark in second and third. We hope you will find time to stop in and visit in these coming days. Summer is fleeting and soon our days will become shorter. Let’s enjoy them while we can! See you soon!