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Arkell Adult Home News - 04/17/2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 8:01 PM

Arkell Hall Adult Home News

CANAJOHARIE -- The following news from Arkell Hall is for April 1-13:

Spring has sprung at Arkell Hall. A "Happy Easter" to all!

April 3, Arkell celebrated 12 years of growing orchids in the greenhouse in honor of Sarah Hall Bartlett Arkell, who grew and loved them. A video was shown, and a talk about the flowers' history took place. A celebratory cake and punch were shared.

Friday, April 4, the Canajoharie fifth grade chorus entertained under the direction of Susan Crua, performing songs such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "My Country Tis of Thee" and the Canajoharie Central School alma-mater.

Marguerite Summerson celebrated her birthday April 5, with family members Jay and Gail Summerson joining her for dinner and cake.

Alex Bleichner called BINGO for the residents Sunday, April 6. 

Mary Simpson shared Bible Study time with residents Monday afternoon.

A fun time was had with John and Jeanne DeValve and Mary Jean Chapple, who graciously came with their pets, labradoodle Charlie, miniature poodle Belle and a double doodle Rosie. The dogs performed tricks and visited with residents.

Church fellowship was held Wednesdays, April 2 and April 9. Leading fellowship services were Pastor Dave Prahst from Valley Alliance Church in Nelliston and Jan Markel from Ames Methodist Church. Both offered a message for Easter, served communion and sang favorite hymns accompanied by resident, Alice Kulig.

Craft class was held with staff members, Lorraine Phillips and Betsy Sargent, painting ceramic eggs and bunnies for Easter.

Little Friends Nursery School came in to visit Friday, April 11, singing songs and passing out hugs to Arkell's senior grandmothers and grandfathers. Easter bunny cookies were shared.

Sheriff Mike Amato presented a special program "History on the Montgomery County Jail" to the Canajoharie Senior Citizens, tenants and Arkell residents Friday, April 11.

New resident, Ann Cronkhite, was welcomed. She went out Tuesday, April 8, for a day with her son, Jan and also visited her husband in the hospital.

Reva McGowan enjoyed a visit from her new great-great-great-grandson and family. Kay Matis was in to visit Evadean Sierra.

Bernice Kelley, Blanche Richards and Eve Fuelleman, along with Linda Klump, and Advisory Member Barbara Kramer went to lunch at Friendly's and shopping at Peebles.


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