United Presbyterian Home News: Pancakes and goody bags are sweet for residents

United Presbyterian Home staff in Washington and residents have eaten their way through January with treats and goodies galore.

On Wednesday, the United Presbyterian Home provided Health Center residents a pancake lunch cooked by the Washington volunteer firefighters as part of their Pancake Day Feed. Lunch included pancakes, sausage patties and eggs.

Thanks to the United Presbyterian Home Carver Concessions Mission Crew for the goody bags they dropped off to staff members. Each festively decorated bag contained lip balm, hand lotion and chocolates with a note that read, “As you continue to care for others, remember that God cares for you!” This service group earns money working the concession stands at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to aid charitable causes. Part of their money was used to thank front line workers.

In recognition of National Popcorn Day, Jan. 19, 2021, UPH staff and independent living residents received a bag of kettlecorn provided by the United Presbyterian Home and popped by Eaton Good Kettlecorn. YUM!

A very generous family of one resident donated lunch to UPH health care workers from Café Dodici as a holiday note of appreciation. The delicious lunch included salad, cheese tortellini, bread and an almond torte. Recipients appreciated the thoughtfulness and enjoyed the delicious meal.

United Presbyterian Home residents provided health care staff with Subway sandwiches through their collection of birthday funds. It is very humbling to know how staff is cared for. Thank you, all.

Spring is coming. Let’s get busy and exercise these extra pounds off. Residents are busy writing down their wellness goals for 2021. Many include regular exercise, the ever-popular loose weight and tone and strengthen muscles. Today, Jan. 20, as the nation inaugurates the 46th President of the United States, many members of the Wellness Center are staying on the exercise machines longer as they watch the events on television.