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Arkell Hall Adult Home news

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Updated: 12:31 AM

CANAJOHARIE -- The following news from Arkell Hall Adult Home is for July 30 through Aug. 7:

Residents enjoyed a three series event on Bolt Castle, Singer Castle and Thousand Islands. Activities Director Linda Klump shared two DVDs on the history of the castles and islands from a recent trip. During the third session, a history was provided on innovator and former CEO of Life Savers Edward John Noble's connection to the castles. Also discussed was how the Thousand Islands were created and became famous.

Mary Renison and Evadean Sierra celebrated their birthdays Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 with their families present.

Alex Bleichner was in to play bingo with the residents.

Weekly exercise class was held. Three residents went out for shopping, and some residents relaxed at the riverfront.

Eunice Bollen was in for an afternoon of music, playing show-tunes and providing a history of the songs, writers and composers, incorporating the era of each tune. Residents sang along to songs such as "Some Enchanted Evening," "Love and Marriage," "Sentimental Journey," and "Singing in the Rain", just to name a few.

To end the week, eight residents, along with Linda Klump and three advisory members, went for a picnic outing to Glimmerglass State Park. Residents enjoyed the lake while hot dogs were cooked by Carol Edwards, served by Barbara Smith and Barbara Kramer. Even though the group was chased away by rain clouds, an enjoyable time was had by all.

Reva McGowan was out for a week's vacation with family.

Don Nestle went out with Ron Dievendorf. Margaret Bollen went out to church with her son, Tom Bollen. Mary Renison went out for the day with her family. David Dockey was in to visit his mother. Taya Kardash and Matthew Kardash were in to visit Isabell Hoffman, as was Bonnie and Jim Hoffman. Peg Crews also went out with family.


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