Colonial Springs Reflections Volume 27, Issue 11 November 2016 Colonial Springs Healthcare Center is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, Mo., 417-326-6000 Facility Location: 750 West Cooper, Buffalo, Mo. 65622, 417-345-2228 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Golden Age Games.. 1 Facebook 1 Resident Pictures 2 Upcoming Activities 2 Calendar of Events 3 Resident Birthdays 4 New Residents 4 Like us on Facebook! Colonial Springs now has a Facebook page! Like us to keep up with all the latest activities and events at Colonial Springs Look for the icon pictured below and don’t forget to click G O L D EN AG E G AM E S H IG HL IG HT S Last month our ladies and gentlemen attended the 21st annual Missouri Healthcare Association’s District IV Golden Age Games. What once started out with four teams competing against each other at a church in Bolivar, has developed into a district-wide 40 team event, which takes place at three different venues spanning three consecutive Fridays. The Bolivar games were held on Oct. 14, which was the one that we attended. It was held at the SBU Meyer Wellness Center. We had 12 residents attend the event. Each facility had a different theme. This year ours was a western theme. The ladies and gentlemen wore western shirts, cowboy hats and sheriff badges. Our maintenance department helped construct a covered wagon and “waterin’ hole” and our activity assistant made a fence out of cedar. As the day progressed, we traveled to each event to obtain our goal for the day, which was to win medals. We had to believe in ourselves as we competed against 11 other facilities in a variety of events including cow milking, basketball toss, hog calling, bingo, soccer kick, horseshoes, trivia, and wheelchair races. Our residents also participated in a craft competition, which consisted of embroidery work, yarn work, handiwork, painting/ artwork, woodwork, jewelry “other” work and a group craft. This section was open to ladies and gentlemen who could not attend as well as those who could. Each team was also judged as to their “spirit” that they showed throughout the day with cheers, comradery, and companionship with others. The winner of this award received a traveling trophy and a $250 gift card for the activity department. This year, we won third place in the Spirit Award competition. We are edging closer to first so watch out next year! All in all, we had a great time at this year’s games. We brought home several medals. Betty Jo Owens was our multiple winner with a silver in hog calling, bronze in quiz bowl, and silver in wheelchair races. Brenda Stewart won bronze in horseshoes. Johnny Barber won bronze in woodworking. Rita Sexton won fifth place in painting and gold in horseshoes. Bettie Eyssell won fourth in Jewelry. Hazel Claspill won silver and Thelma Marsh won bronze in embroidery. Our group craft, which was an etched glass bird bath, won third place. We were very competitive with the other teams as we brought home third place for highest team score. But more importantly, we brought home many memories shared with other ladies and gentlemen from other long term care facilities. New friendships were made and many smiles were shared throughout the day. We would like to thank our staff, family members and volunteers who came to help cheer our ladies and gentlemen on and for assisting them to their events. We are one big family and we share our love each and every day. Congratulations to Citizens Memorial Health Care Facility for winning first place in Spirit Award and to Butterfield Residential Care Center for winning first place in high team score. Are you a caring individual who would like to assist in caring for the elderly? Colonial Springs Healthcare Center has opportunities in its volunteer and nursing Program. For more information, call administrator Theresa today at 417-345-2228.