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Missouri Veterans Home

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Highlights from the week
A church service was held on Sunday morning. In the afternoon, the veterans enjoyed a Super Bowl party. Snacks included  meatballs, smokies, chips and salsa, Rotel dip, and cupcakes.  They watched the Puppy Bowl while waiting for the big game to start. The Special Care veterans also participated in reminiscing and 1:1 socials.
On Monday morning, flutist Kricket Shoemaker performed. Some of the veterans enjoyed a “Pass the Trash” game in the afternoon. The Special Care veterans also enjoyed a pet visit from “Soldier” and Kricket Shoemaker came back and entertained on the floor that afternoon.
On Tuesday morning, the Vietnam Support group met. The Reverend Iman led a Bible study in the afternoon followed by enjoying fried donuts in the Activity Room. The Special Care veterans enjoyed “Candy Bar Bingo” and making Valentine picture frames.
A card game of “Hi/Low” was the highlight of Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, the American Legion Post No. 26 sponsored “Bingo.” The Special Care veterans participated in socials, Coffee Club with banana muffins, games, and exercises.
On Thursday, veterans played “Bingo” followed by shooting pool, Catholic communion, and drawing with a brush. The veterans were treated to homemade pizza rolls in the afternoon. The Special Care veterans also enjoyed a social hour with fruit smoothies and painted pictures.
On Friday morning, a salute to one of our honored veterans was held. In the afternoon, the veterans enjoyed music by “Sam and Friends.”
On Saturday, a “Mexican Train Domino” game was played and music by the “Front Porch Pickers” was the highlight of the afternoon.  A small group of veterans went to Porky’s for lunch. The Special Care veterans enjoyed visits from the Key Club.
Spotlight
This week, the Missouri Veterans Home will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Many groups have donated Valentine cards for all the veterans.
Volunteers will be here to pass the cards out. The Special Care veterans and their loved ones will be treated to a Valentine luncheon. All other veterans will be treated to a Valentine’s party in the afternoon.
We thank all those groups and volunteers that strive to make the veterans’ holidays special.