Happy Birthday Joey

Joey Mattson (left) is presented with a cake from Mitch Eveland owner of the Lake Mills Market with a custom decorated cake to surprise her on her birthday.

Hello and welcome back! What a week we have had at The Pines!

Birthday celebrations and a special Celebration of Life service for a former resident. But, there I go again, getting ahead of myself.

Our ladies don’t get ahead of themselves when they do their Stretch and Strengthen exercises every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Monday afternoon, the residents were busy getting their cars out of the garage so the floor could get its annual washing, which happened on Tuesday. Monday afternoon the elite Club 90 met. The theme for this month was favorite recipes. The group was surprised with Walt H. making his famous fudge recipe!

When I found out Tuesday was my waitresses birthday, I called the Lake Mills Market and asked Mitch if he could deliver a balloon and gift card to her. He said he didn’t do balloons but he would deliver a cake. And deliver a cake he did! It was so neat to be able to surprise Joey, and let her know we were thinking about her! I can’t say THANK YOU enough for the kindness Mitch showed. It was truly AWESOME and we appreciated it very much!

Tuesday, we also celebrated Loretta G.’s birthday. She was fortunate to have her daughters and daughter in laws help her celebrate. Tuesday afternoon was a movie and popcorn.

Wednesday started out with their chair yoga led by Susan from RLAC. Then Ann took a group of women to see MAMA MIA at the Palace Theatre in Wisconsin Dells. What can I say, it was an excellent meal with an outstanding cast doing a fantastic job! Yes, I was very fortunate to be able to join them, as were two of my aunts and a former waitress.

We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously, and we can’t thank Ann enough for giving us this opportunity!

Thursday morning, The Pines was honored to provide the space for a thoughtful celebration for our former resident Jean S., who lived with us for nine years before moving to an assisted living. She was part of the Red Hat Club, volunteered at the VA Hospital most Mondays and was one of at the Pines for the Bon Worth Store and served on the Resident Council.

God’s blessings to her survivors, and to you on your weekly activities and adventures. “Live Simply, Love Generously. Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God.” — Ronald Reagan

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