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Beverly Healthcare residents enjoy
fun-filled June

By Staff
July 7, 2004
By Sallie Gray / special to The Star
The residents of Beverly Healthcare began the month of June in a big way. The dietary staff served a wonderful buffet breakfast and lunch on the same day. Their made-to-order breakfast and good ol' vegetables for lunch are always a treat.
Many various activities, filled June mornings: word games, current events, wedding and other trivia; reminiscing about how things were when we were growing up; and fun events that have taken place in Meridian like the Calf Scramble Parade and Halloween painting contests on the downtown store windows.
One of the highlights of the month was a visit by Charles Daniel, meteorologist at WTOK-TV. He talked about storm tracking, storm safety and how warnings get to the public. His visit was really enjoyed by all present.
Daily exercises are a fun event conducted by the Restorative Nursing staff. Daily devotions follow exercise time and were brought this month by the ladies from Bailey Presbyterian Church, the Rev. James Kimbrough, Weldon Short, John Koch, Sis Clark, Max Burris, and Chaplain Pam Randall of Hospice South.
Afternoons are time for relaxing at Beverly. June entertainers included a performance by the Joyful Jug Band from Oakland Heights Baptist Church; bingo hosted once by the ladies of Trinity Presbyterian Church and once by the youth at Midway Baptist Church; beautiful piano music by Rose, homemade pie and coffee by the ladies of Arkadelphia Baptist Church; movie day watching Burns and Allen and eating popcorn; wine and cheese social; Fathers' Day social; a visit from Caring Hands Ministry; oldies music and live country music by the Kemper County Dirt Road Band.
One afternoon some of the residents dug potatoes and picked hot peppers from the resident garden. A friend brought some fresh green cabbage so the staff prepared an afternoon snack the next day that consisted of steamed cabbage, boiled new potatoes, sliced tomato, cracklin' bread and sweet tea.
And every Friday afternoon we have sing along and ice cream that we all enjoy thanks to our gracious volunteers!
Those who come to entertain on the weekends are especially appreciated. The ladies from Mt. Giliad community hosted the monthly birthday party for all residents with birthdays in June. Everyone was invited to enjoy their homemade cakes and sing to those with birthdays.
Other Saturday entertainment included The Binders and the ladies from Allen Chapel Church for the "Ladies Day."
Those leading Sunday worship services were: David Lott, Northside Church of Christ, and Mt. Horem Church. We are so pleased when churches are able to share their fellowship with us.
Summertime is here and we all are looking forward to interesting things that will happen in July.
Sallie Gray is a long time leader of 4-H and the
Lauderdale Homemakers.
She currently resides at Beverly Healthcare Broadmoor.

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