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From The News-Courier staff—
MUNDAY—Activity Director Amy Sigala has had to be really creative recently as evident from all the things going on for residents at the Munday Nursing Center.
First, the community “Drive by and Wave Parade” was held last Thursday. More than 100 vehicles, including carts and even tractors, drove past the nursing home while residents were able to get outside and wave back to them.
“It was a huge success,” said Ronda Thompson, the social services director.
Earlier, Sigala found something from the residents’ past that brought smiles to their faces—an ice cream cart similar to the trucks that many had heard when they were kids loaded with all varieties of ice cream that comes down the hallway weekly playing music just like the ice cream trucks did.
Another of the favorite activities is Bingo games where residents can win prizes donated by friends and families.
Administrator Kelsey Simmons has been the personal “nail lady” of residents for a couple of years and she and Amy have been fixing hair recently since the regular salon personnel hasn’t been allowed at the nursing home.
Amy also took the MNC van to Haskell Friday night to participate in the community parade, indicating that “we are all in this together” and left a basket of snacks for their residents.
First United Methodist pastor Benji Van Fleet along with wife Anna and son Abe came by the nursing home last Wednesday and did a live praise and worship time on the lawn with our residents.
“The residents loved it,” said Thompson. “Amy has a beautiful voice and joined in as well, which was a treat. The time of singing definitely raised the residents’ spirits.”
The Van Fleets left their sound equipment for anyone else in the community that would like to come and do a singalong on the lawn with/for residents.