Dells Nursing and Rehab Center held their annual “Senior Prom” on Saturday, February 20th. The event was open to families of the residents to join together for a formal afternoon of photo taking, special music by Linda Johnson, and numerous appetizers and champagne. The program ended with the crowning of the king and queen, who were voted on by staff, family, and visitors.
The new king and queen are Don Ljunggren and Aloha King.
Chad Stroschein, owner of Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, approached the Dell Rapids Little League about the idea of creating this field in the open space by the facility last year after the baseball season had ended. He noticed the difficulties in finding field time for the 30 to 40 youth baseball (ages 6-12), softball (ages 6-14), and T-ball (ages 4-5) teams Dell Rapids has every year. The idea was met with excitement by all the board members. As spring time approached, Stroschein, also a Dell Rapids Little League board member, again brought up the plans to make the space a playable field.
Work has been ongoing since the snow melt to get the field ready to go by the time youth baseball and softball seasons start at the end of May. The extra field space will be used by Dell Rapids youth teams along with fields A, B and C at city park on the north side of the river, fields E and F on the south side of the river, Brown Park, and the St Mary field just east of St Mary School.
Not only will this help the youth leagues, it will be an added bonus to the residents who will be able to watch games all summer long, which Stroschein said they will enjoy all season.
The Dells Nursing and Rehab Center’s annual Easter Egg hunt was a great success on Saturday, April 4th. The event got underway at 11:00 a.m. and was held for children ages eight and under. The Easter Egg hunt was divided into different age groups, and each age group had a golden Easter Egg winner. Children attending were also able to get a picture with the Easter Bunny and have their face painted.
The Dells Nursing and Rehab Center held a “Senior Prom” for their residents on Sunday, February 22nd. The event was held from 2:00 – 4:oo p.m. Champagne and appetizers were served, and there was also a crowning of the 2015 Sweethearts.
Decorations, corsages, dresses, jackets, and many other items were donated to make the event a success. Kerri Deats helped the residents with hair for the event. Shane Skinner provided the music. The 2015 Sweethearts crowned were Arnold and Nita Heinemann.
Maranda Koernke, Activity Director at Dell Rapids Nursing and Rehab Center, said, “Thank you to our wonderful team and families at DNRC for your hard work and dedication to making everyday special for our residents.”
More pictures from the event can be found on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DellsNursingAndRehabCenter.
Dells Nursing and Rehab Center held their Christmas Party for their residents on Sunday, December 14th. The event was filled with carolers entertaining with song, Christmas goodies, and Santa even made the trip to the party. Dells Nursing and Rehab Center staff would like to thank everyone in the community for the kind donations that made the event special.
More pictures of the Christmas Party can be found by clicking here.
The Academy Awards found their way to Dells Nursing and Rehab Center. Dells Nursing and Rehab Center hosted an Academy Awards Social Hour on Sunday, November 9th. All the residents, families and staff had a great time. Kerri Deats donated time to style hair, and Tim Deats and Shane Skinner played the piano during the event.
This week, May 11-17, is National Nursing Home Week. This year’s theme is “Living the Aloha Spirit.” Dells Nursing and Rehab Center has been doing theme days for their staff all week. Monday was Hawaiian Shirt Day. Tuesday was Hat Day. Wednesday was Farmer Day. Thursday is Wacky Hair Day, and Friday is Wear Your Favorite Scrubs Day.
Staff and residents will be having fun activities. They will be making leis, coconut bowling, Hawaiian warrior, making fudge, and smacking a piñata.
In Hawaii, the word “aloha” has a deeper significance than a simple greeting or farewell. In Hawaiian culture it is important to treat yourself and others with aloha, to interact with love and respect and joyfully share life. By applying this spirit of aloha to daily life, the people of Hawaii are encouraged to treats others with deep care, respect and humility, leading to individuals creating a better world. Key concepts of aloha spirit include unity, kindness, truthfulness, humility, and patience.
The Dell Rapids Nursing and Rehab Center is planning a Valentine’s Day party for their residents on February 23rd. In preparation for the event, Dell Rapids Nursing and Rehab Center is asking for help. They are seeking donations of women’s formal or bridesmaid dresses and men’s suit coats and ties. All sizes are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at the facility nurse’s station. Please note that the dresses need to be long, and many of the residents are old-fashioned and very modest.
The residents at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center received lots of Christmas cheer this year at their Christmas party. Dells Nursing and Rehab Center teamed up with County Fair Foods and placed a wish tree at County Fair Foods. The response from the community was amazing. Not only was the wish tree fulfilled, but St. Mary Catholic Church donated a shirt for every resident, and the center received many other donations. With all of the donations received, every resident received two gifts each from under the tree, and the Christmas party was a huge success.
Everyone at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center would like to thank the community for truly making the holidays special!