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July 31, 2013

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell

Filed under: Uncategorized — Freddie Keel @ 6:32 am


The month of July kicked off with the residents of Hemphill Care Center celebrating America’s 237th birthday. We enjoyed eating hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, cake, apple pie, and watermelon, which are all America’s favorite treats. The 4th of July party was sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #10351.

We sang patriotic songs during the Monday afternoon visit with the Hope Family Clowns of Lake Area Hospice.

Congratulations go to Resident of the Month Jim Curry. He often shells peas and cracks pecans for the kitchen staff.

The Resident Council named Lisa Lane and Lois Thomas as Employees of the Month. Lisa serves as Director of Nursing and Lois serves as Supervisor of Housekeeping.

Kelli from East Texas Home Health was named Volunteer of the Month of July. We enjoy playing bingo with Kelli.

We also had fun playing bingo and domino bingo with our July sponsors: Hemphill Church of Christ, Brother G from Heart to Heart Hospice, Parkway Baptist Church, Carletta from Consolidated Healthcare Services, and Blair from Texas Home Health.

We enjoyed singing along with the Pineywood Pick’rs.

Our laundry workers Molly, Patty, and Linny were honored with an appreciation party July 18th.

In recognition of the ice cream cone’s birthday our activities staff served us ice cream cones which we enjoyed very much.

Worship services and gospel singing were sponsored by the following churches: Fairdale Baptist Church, Bethel Chapel Baptist Church, Community Fellowship Church, Hemphill First Baptist Church, Hemphill Church of Christ, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Parkway Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, and the Harvest Assembly of God Church.

Our appreciation goes to Billy and Mary Perimon for donating fresh black-eyed peas from their garden. The guys and ladies enjoyed a pea shelling party in the lobby Friday afternoon. Many hands made the job go quickly.

The July birthday party, hosted by Brandi of Harbor Hospice, was in honor of the following residents: Artie Rash, Wilma Graves, Louis Scott, Marilyn Riordan, Lorene Jones, Neva Poindexter, and Mary Green.

Today we look forward to our 5th Annual Homemade Ice Cream Contest which will be held at 2 p.m. We invite our friends to participate in the contest.

Thanks to all our staff, volunteers, and friends who help to give us days on the bright side.


July 31, 2013

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