Salem Nursing Home
By LORI SMITHHART
Salem Nursing Home correspondent
Residents were busy this week with exercise and singing. On Monday, they played kickball.
They enjoyed a drive around Hillsboro and a look at the new Wendy's restaurant. They are excited about that. After lunch, they took a ride around Marion Reservoir and saw lots of geese. Some reminisced about their favorite fishing spots.
The card players played pitch Tuesday. The Penner family was here to entertain residents and play games. In the afternoon, residents played bingo.
They played a new game Wednesday morning, "Aim for the Stars." Everyone enjoyed the beanbag game and prizes were awarded.
In the afternoon, several residents made Watergate salad for everyone. It turned out great and those helping with the project were Cleo Olsen, Virginia Frick, and Bonnie Crandall. The latter part of the afternoon was spent shopping for fireworks for the home's celebration. Bonnie Crandall, Alma Rempel, and Jon Rempel went along to help choose them.
Several residents enjoyed a walk Thursday morning around the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church area. It was a beautiful morning and those enjoying the walk and fresh air were Billie Hurtig, Marga Ebel, Maxine Mueller, Ed Winter, and Alice Winter.
The activity department and kitchen got together Thursday to serve a barbecue pork sandwich lunch for residents and staff.
The women met for sewing club in the afternoon. They are sewing quilt blocks.
Residents got together Friday morning to sing some patriotic songs.
Men playing bingo before lunch were Elgin Bartel, Gordon Eager, John Rempel, Ernie Unruh, Spud Pschigoda, Carl Penner, Leland Kaiser, Harold Just, Bob Bruner, Ed Winter, and Richard Noone.
In the afternoon, everyone enjoyed pink lemonade and sugar cookies.
The evening was spent enjoying a fireworks display.