Washington Evening Journal
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The last week of April was a great week. We were able to enjoy the weather with wheelchair rides and everyone enjoying being able to go out and look at the United Presbyterian Home Campus in Washington or just being able to sit outside.
The movie “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was viewed, and what movie is complete without popcorn which was provided? By report this was a hit. Residents also enjoyed the opportunity to complete adult coloring with pictures being provided by a fellow resident. Dream Catchers were made and are now hanging in rooms. Bingo on Friday continues to be a fun happening at the Garrett Health and Wellness Center as is all the visits from family and friends.
Candy, pastel-colored solo cups, pipe cleaners and cut paper flowers that said “Happy May Day” were set out in the Washington Room on Friday. Residents were able to use the supplies to create a May Day basket for themselves or a friend. Eighteen May Day baskets were created.
Approximately 35 residents enjoyed Kentucky Derby festivities in the Michael Moore Family Dining Room. Kentucky Derby traditional food and drinks were served including Hot Brown sandwiches and Mint Julips.
Many residents adorned hats or fascinators that were judged with prizes going to Donna Proudfit, Bonnie Richardson and Jean Cousins. Two horse races took place that afternoon. Employees galloped around the room on stick horses according to what their assigned resident rolled on the dice. The first race was won by Seabiscuit (Maintenance, Trevor Tschantz) beating Citation (Maintenance, Bret West) and Seattle Slew (Maintenance Director, Tim Hill).
The second race found Justify (Director of Development and Marketing, Diana Rich) out running Secretariat (Administrative Assistant, Tracy Laws) and Blonde Beauty (Director of Healthcare Services, Kara Williams). The laughter and social energy of the gathering was a welcome return to the UP Home campus!
We want to welcome our new residents to the United Presbyterian Campus, Susan Hack and Gary and Martha Russell.