Hello and welcome back! Our residents have been pretty busy this past week, so I think we should get right to it! Sue D.’s great niece, of Boyd, spent a few days with her on her way from college. Then last Friday evening, she entertained her sister from Minneapolis Minn., who hasn’t been to Lake Mills for many years, and Jean from Washington, D.C. Last Saturday, Sandy Z. had her 60th Deerfield High School class reunion at the 1850’s Saloon in Cottage Grove.

Also, last weekend, Katy and Loretta attended the 34th annual Grossman Horseshoe Tournament. Last Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, Doris S. had the pleasure of entertaining her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tom from Indiana.

Add all that to their normal activities, to energize them for their weekly activities some of the women did their Stretch & Strengthen on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday afternoon they watched the movie “13 Days” while they enjoyed fresh popped popcorn.

Wednesday morning started off with $2 chair yoga with Susan from Rock Lake Activity Center. Then in the afternoon, Ann took a van of ladies from the Pines to Reena Assisted Living in Fort Atkinson. They had been invited over by a former resident to have coffee and dessert with her. They were also treated to a tour and another former resident joined them later, as well as another Reena resident who is former resident of Lake Mills. A good time was had by all, and some of the women were still bragging about that scrumptious cheesecake dessert the next day!

On Thursday morning Kelly led us in an invigorating class of Zumba Gold! The rest of the day was up to them to entertain themselves. At night, those who signed up were treated to a relaxing session of Reflexology in the Salon. Friday was grocery shopping at Sentry in the morning.

In the afternoon, Joan Johnson brought some more of her unusual antique items for the residents to guess what it is and what it was used for. And that, my friends, is the week in a nutshell.

Until next week, when we meet again, God’s blessings on your weekly activities and adventures. I’m leaving you with this thought sent to me by a dear friend, “Enjoy yourself. These are the “good old days” you’re going to miss in the years ahead.”

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