Parkview Home observed National Nursing Home Week with many activities beginning with all the ladies being presented beautiful silk corsages on Sunday, May 12, in honor of Mother’s Day.
Monday, May 13, the Mother’s Day Tea was held. On Tuesday, time was spent outside in the courtyard enjoying the flower beds and beautiful weather. That evening residents enjoyed a music program.
On Thursday, May 16, the Sunbeams Day Care children visited which is always a time of fun for everyone.
Thursday afternoon, Jody Brown, a Parkview staff member offered a painting class. Residents enjoyed using acrylic paints to paint the scene or words of their choice onto rocks. Regular brushes or sponge brushes could be used. The rocks were then sprayed with a sealant, and were to be placed in the flower gardens.
On Friday, May 17, an ice cream social was held with a variety of toppings.
Each day during the week, the residents, staff and even visitors dressed up in their Parkview Home T-shirts and other clothing for the “Color of the Day” – red, green, blue, yellow, orange or pink – providing a bright atmosphere each day.
On Monday, May 20, Jake McVey entertained residents and guests.
On Monday afternoon, June 3, Wilma Evans, a Parkview staff member, will be conducting a basic genealogy class which is open to the public.
Activity director Jerilyn Winga and assistant Crystal Chunn invite everyone to come enjoy the activities with the residents and staff at Parkview.
Nineteen members and three guests enjoyed a finger-food potluck dinner on Tuesday, May 14, at the Wayland Community Room. This year's campers were special guests. Joni Huisenga and Susan Mast served as hostesses.
Following the meal the business meeting was called to order and opened with singing The Sword of Gold.
Recording Secretary Rachel Meyer took roll and read the minutes of the April 2013 meeting.
President Ann Wilson read a memo from the Iowa State T.T.T. Board urging chapters to send their two delegates to national convention, and a note from Heather Applegate.
Treasurer Linda Messer gave her report.
It was announced that Erika Stauffer had a baby boy that morning. A memorial will be sent in memory of Nancy Mattock’s son, Bobby.
Motion carried to check out a “tip night” as a fundraiser.
Susan Mast gave a report of the National Honor Society Tea served by Iowa J.
Motion carried to accept the changes to bylaws and those will be sent to state for approval. Copies will be distributed to members as soon as approved by the state.
Gifts had been purchased for the local graduates who had been camp girls.
The next meeting will be held Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Sassy’s Café. Founder’s Day will be observed.