The month of May was extremely busy for us at Creighton Lodge.
We started off with The Freebies coming to entertain, we love listening to them play for us. Music really does help the soul to rejuvenate and get our toes tapping. The musical entertainment continued throughout the month with The Happy Wanderers; who are now taking a well-deserved break for the summer, The Olson’s and the Szakacs family. We are so fortunate to be able to host so many different musical talents.
Our exercise women must have been excited to see the sun shining, because they were ensuring we felt the burn this month. Monica was welcomed back with open arms for some Monday exercises, Sharon kept us tapping and lifting on Wednesdays and Irene wasn’t going to let us wilt for the weekend, she always makes us know that Friday is here. We appreciate you all and we know the dedication it takes to be here each week.
We also made sure we didn’t forget about our health on the days we don’t have an exercise program. Our dedicated melt ball ladies come out three times a week and work out those hand muscles. We saw urban poles flying down the hall while they got that cardio workout in. With the sun shining you will see some of us out walking around the building with our walkers and canes. Sometimes we park the walker, take a seat and just enjoy the heat.
Mel, Sharon and Norma served us cocktails on May 6 and 20. Sharon brought some delicious snacks and we are definitely enjoying the variety of wines and spirits they have to offer. There is nothing better than a conversation with a friend while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
Thank you ladies for being our cocktail tenders and filling the hour with smiles.
Our church services were great this month. The people from the local churches that come in to see us and bring us a church service are so gracious. Sometimes there is piano music to accompany us while we sing our hymns. The fellowship we get from this time each Sunday is worth so much to us.
Some of the churches also bring us communion and that extra effort is appreciated. If anyone would like to join us for our Sunday services, please feel free to come to the lodge at 2:45 p.m.
Wednesdays brought us our weekly bingo game with Joan Wock and the therapy dogs arrived so we can all have a little comfort from Christine’s beautiful dogs. Thank you ladies for taking the time to perk up our Wednesdays.
We hosted Judy Pratt’s retirement party on May 24 and there were over 100 people in attendance. There were speeches, music, dainties and fruit punch, but most of all, there was love for a special woman who we are all sad to let retire. Although, true to her word, Judy has been back since the party to volunteer with her sing song group. Judy is a talented pianist and we are blessed that she shares her talent with us.
We love still having her as a part of the lodge. We know there will be many opportunities for us to bring Judy back to the lodge and we will take full advantage of each one.
The United Way Estevan Day of Caring was May 29 and we took full advantage of the day. Our dedicated team of volunteers from Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd. (TEML) arrived bright and early. They planted our flowers, weeded our gardens, washed our windows and painted the gazebo. The old saying that many hands make for light work is true. Thank you United Way Estevan for organizing this annual event and to TEML for giving back to our community in so many ways. You are all appreciated and thought of us we watch our flowers bloom.
For anyone in the community that loves to garden, feel free to come on over and spend the day in our flower beds.
Donna McGillicky planted our vegetable garden out back. This is the best time of year as we get to watch all the excitement of our grounds coming to life. We have a few residents who go and purchase a few of their own potted plants to liven up the entrance ways and we love seeing all the different colors that are chosen.
On May 31 we hosted our final Living Room Live concert for the season and it was enjoyed by all who attended. The music filled the lodge and it was followed with refreshments and a chance to visit with each other. Thank you to Shirley Andrist and her group of volunteers who ensure the Living Room Live concerts are brought to Estevan. We look forward to the new season starting in the fall.