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VFW Aux. hosts birthday party

By Ashley Crownover

Friday, June 29, VFW Auxiliary Post 5401 hosted the resident birthday party honoring Margie Hinton, Juanita Maddox, Betty Jo Shaver and Bertha Cates.  Henrietta Floral donated corsages for the residents who had birthdays in June. We appreciate all the volunteers who make this a special day for our residents.

Henrietta Church of God volunteers every Sunday morning by hosting a Sunday school class. Following Sunday school, other churches rotate in hosting church services. On June 24, Dean Western Heritage Christian Church came out to have a church service with our residents. July 1, Grace Temple came out to conduct the services. The residents really enjoy getting to attend church at Henrietta Care Center. Thank you to all the nearby churches that make this possible.

Our regular weekly volunteers are Sarah Sears and Jane McRay who come out on Wednesdays to do nails and have small talk with the residents and Fridays to have a devotional, Alice McEntee who comes in to reminisce with the residents, and the Cowboy Church WINGS group who comes out on Tuesdays and Fridays for Bingo. Volunteers are always needed, and if you are interested, we would love to have you come to Henrietta Care Center to spend some time with us. Residents love getting to know new people and having wonderful volunteers.


July is here, and we plan on having lemonade most mornings. You can see our calendar on our Facebook page. We would love to have you come out and enjoy a glass of cold lemonade with us. You are also welcome to join in on any of our other activities.

Henrietta Care Center’s NStep program is progressing wonderfully and as planned. We are getting more excited by the day. We cannot wait to get the program officially started. For those who missed our article last week, Nstep Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness Centers are created to provide high quality rehabilitation and wellness programs close to home. This Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit serves as a Transitional Step-down Unit, to continue treatment plans started in a hospital setting. Some may require weeks or even months of recovery before returning to home. Recovery is more than physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy, it takes an integrated staff to treat the “whole” person through a combination of medical, nutritional, physical, psychosocial and spiritual therapies. It is just the kind of place we have strived to create for you. We will keep you updated on the progression of our NStep program.

Our garden is growing beautifully. We have delicious vegetables growing, and the residents enjoy being involved as they ripen on their vines. The garden is always a fun summer project, and our residents love getting involved in the garden and enjoying various other outdoor activities.

We hope you all had a safe and happy Independence Day!


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