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Nursing Home Residents Take Life in Stride


July 22, 2020

As Activities Employee Stephanie Talksdifferent retrieves pool noodles for Frances Ewing and Mary Hofeldt so that they can join the game, Shirley Lynn keeps her eye on the balloon "ball." Meanwhile, Hattie Bretzke, Helen Stephens, and Bonnie Russell wait for the balloon to get to their side of the table.

So far, July at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) has found the staff and residents receiving therapy frogs, previewing their new activity room, celebrating birthdays, and extending their visitation policy.

Nancy Boyce generously donated a cart of homemade therapy frogs to the residents at the SMNH. From the selection, each resident chose a frog of his or her own. An activities employee at the Home, Stephanie Talksdifferent explained how the frogs work: "With a little microwaving these frogs can be used as warm therapy or can be put in a freezer for cold therapy. The frogs are like a frien...

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