Bingo, birthday party bring smiles to residents

From GLC-Eupora

During the month of April, Golden LivingCenter-Eupora recognized its faithful volunteers who brighten the residents’ lives.

Mansel Shumaker and Nellie Long, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lacy and VFW Post 3806 & Ladies Auxiliary bring cheer to the residents at GLC-Eupora each month. VFW Post 3806 & Ladies Auxiliary have begun to host a monthly bingo game and assist with serving the residents at the monthly birthday party.

Members of this club donate their time and energy on the fourth Wednesday of the month to come and play bingo with the residents and provide them with a prize, which is usually money. Following the bingo game is the monthly birthday party, and the residents enjoy choosing the kind of cake for this party at the monthly resident council meeting. They choose some delicious cakes, including pineapple upside down, German chocolate, coconut, caramel, pound, cobblers, cheesecake and strawberry cheesecake. Dining Services always do a superb job baking the cakes and receive many compliments from the residents and volunteers who partake of the cake.

As Mansel Shumaker and Nellie Long faithfully donate their time monthly with a special program of music and singing, the members from the VFW and Auxiliary serve the residents cake, ice cream and drinks.

Since bingo is one of the residents’ favorite activities, they enjoy playing this game weekly. All other Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., Ed Lacy and his wife, Mabel Lacy diligently come and give residents their undivided attention as they play bingo.

“Thanks so much to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lacy, Mr. Mansel Shumaker, Ms. Nellie Long, VFW Post 3806 & Ladies Auxiliary for sharing their time, effort, love and concern with the residents at GLC Eupora” stated LaDonna Caffey, ADC.