Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Scott Johnson of the Bethel Wayland Church led the chapel service on August 28. The message on “Truth” was based on 2 John. Dorothy Koehler provided musical accompaniment. On September 4, Pastor Jason Collier of the Ainsworth Community Church led worship using Matthew 5:3-10 and John 11:28-37 as biblical text for his message, “Healing Through Grief”. Music was provided by Linda McNeil. On September 11, Washington First Assembly Church pastor Dave Watson’s message, “Pressure Points,” was based on Psalm 23 and Matthew 11:28. Matthew Streeter, Mark Lukins, Don Gilmore and Shirley Gilmore supplied music. Washington United Methodist Church, led by the Rev. Anthony DeVaughn, led worship on September 28. The scripture reading was from Mark 15 and the message was “Pruning the Vine.” Maurine Roberts served as pianist.
Halcyon House is excited to see the completion of its new pond platform. It allows residents and visitors to get a better view of and feed the fish.
For residents in the households, homemade birthday cakes are always a part of their annual celebration. The cakes are made by team member and baker Mary Ann Greiner, who makes sure she knows what flavor of cake the resident prefers, and decorates each cake with the resident’s name.
Arborwood residents listened to their favorite music, with dancing and reminiscing about well-known and favored stars of the past. A painted canvas quilt square project has begun as a creative activity. The squares were painted a solid color of the residents’ choosing in preparation for the addition a of colorful pattern. Waggin’ Wednesday brought a small, cuddly pup for the residents’ cuddling pleasure.
Sitting outdoors on the front porch enabled Rosewood residents to watch the USPS carrier deliver mail and view traffic along Tyler Street, along with sounds of semi trucks on South Iowa Ave and the general noise of the city. Funny stories about the life of farm women in past days and favorite past song lyrics spurred memories. A brain game in which residents came up with words beginning with specific letters of the alphabet challenged minds and yielded exceptional results. John Flannery entertained residents with his outstanding piano skills, and Johnny Cash music kept residents moving during morning exercise. Chewy the dog delighted pet lovers on Waggin’ Wednesday.
Wedgewood residents enjoyed beautiful weather as they took a trip to Halcyon’s first annual Farmer’s Market. Eye-appealing produce was sold including tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and several varieties of potatoes and peppers. Other food sold included honey, homemade jams and jellies, canned fruits and vegetables, baked goods, granola, ice cream, popcorn, and items from a food truck. Hand-made goods such as crocheted throw blankets were also for sale. Several residents made a trip to the new pond platform that evening.
The Impact Life blood donor bus comes to Halcyon House on Monday, September 26. Donation appointments can be made for slots between 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 653-8453 to reserve a time.
Halcyon House extends its condolences to the families and friends of Trusa Cutkomp, Don Gardner, and Zina Ream upon their passing.