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Pastor Maureen Howard from the Immanuel Lutheran Church led the worship service in Epworth Chapel Sunday, Sept. 18, at Halcyon House in Washington. Pastor Howard’s message was from Matthew 16:13-20. Virginia Tschantz shared her piano talents with the group.
Halcyon House resident Betty Osincup has been awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by LeadingAge Iowa, an association representing nonprofit aging providers. The award is given to an individual who demonstrated a unique commitment to preserving the dignity, well-being, health, independence and fullness of life of residents or clients of Leading Age Iowa member organizations.
Betty won the Volunteer of the Year Award based on her welcoming and enthusiastic service to Halcyon House residents.
Rosewood residents have been enjoying long walks (wheelchair rides) outdoors and the sounds of the fountain in the Koi pond. As the cooler weather will sets in, residents spend a lot of time on the patio in the courtyard. Residents really enjoy the time spent outside. The residents especially enjoy coffee and conversation out on the patio along with adult therapeutic coloring. It is just good for the soul, as much creativity is enjoyed along with companionship.
Halcyon House nurse Stephanie Threlkeld shared her hand flocking technique to sew a baby blanket for her unborn granddaughter. The residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed watching Stephanie work. Stephanie shared that flocking takes lots of time and patience and is a family tradition that has been passed down many generations.
A new program in the Wedgewood household this week. Once a month we will have the “Mystery Suitcase.” Clues are given as to what could be in the suitcase and a word search puzzle was part of the clue. This week’s mystery item was two handmade china dolls and dresses made by a staff member’s grandmother. The suitcase is unique in that it is 100 years old and has seen many adventures in its lifetime.
The tomato season is slowly winding down. Halcyon House Lifestyle Coordinator, Ethel Sieren, fried green tomatoes for the Wedgewood residents. The residents loved the tomatoes so much, Ethel is going to fry up more this week. The fresh produce from the stand-up gardens at Halcyon House are greatly appreciated by the residents and team members.
A favorite activity for the Wedgewood residents is “Thirsty Thursday.” The residents enjoyed wine, cheese, crackers and a bit of dark chocolate. Lifestyle Coordinator, Ethel Sieren, prepared Trivia regarding coaches and NFL football player’s salaries ended this amazing week.
Our sympathies are extend to the family and friends of Winnie Peters, who passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2021.