Life

Library services to UP Home

Esther Bordwell treated friends and neighbors to cookies at coffee hour in the Town Center on Friday morning to celebrate her Saturday birthday.

WACO School students in grades 7 through 11 toured the United Presbyterian Home Monday morning as part of their J Term. Returning to class following Christmas break students were given the opportunity to take part in a variety of classes many of which pertained to life skills. Students taking part in a community service class visited the UPH before volunteering in various capacities afterward. Some students helped out in the day care while others engaged Health Center residents in games on the computer and helped prepare for the noon meal. We appreciate their service.

Kerr Hall residents gathered for lunch on Tuesday in the Moore Family Dining Room. Hank and Elna Tompkins hosted the event. Kerr Hall residents delighted in the delicious meal shared in the company of friends and neighbors.

A representative from the Washington Public Library met with residents Wednesday morning to present information concerning services offered by the library. UPH members are welcome to take part in the Puzzle Club offered each Monday and Color Me Calm: A Coloring Club every Thursday. A homebound book selection and delivery system is also available to those signing up for those services. The library welcomes participants within their service area to share in opportunities created at the library.

When multiple golf carts are parked outside the dining room door it must mean there is a Campus Breakfast in progress. Such was the case on Thursday morning. Residents enjoyed a buffet of bacon, sausage, eggs made to order, biscuits, gravy, fruit, yogurt and more. It is a popular event. Afterward some diners feel the need for a brisk walk.

It has been a week of weather extremes. Winter temperatures in the 40 — 50s created the opportunity for January wheelchair rides outside which many residents took advantage of. As the weather turned blustery cold residents remained inside creating stained glass art from paper coffee filters. The end result was amazingly full of beautiful color and can only be imagined to the doubting Thomases who did not actually see the creations.

Classics Et Cetera for Jan. 10, 2019, included the overture to “Subservient and Independent” by Franz von Suppé; 5th & 6th Movements of Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola by Ludwig van Beethoven; “I Do Not See It, Mama” by Louis Moreau Gottschalk; 4th Movement of Symphony No. 73 (“The Hunt”) by Franz Joseph Haydn; “Eight More Miles to Louisville” played by The Great Bluegrass Herons; 5th & 6th Movements to “The Red Pony Suite” by Aaron Copeland; “Morning Mood” from the “Peer Gynt Suite” by Edvard Grieg; “The Imperial March” by John Williams

“Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” is one of two suites by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) taken from incidental music that he wrote to accompany fellow Norwegian Henrik Ibsen’s (1828-1906) play “Peer Gynt.” The story tells of a scalawag character who leaves his home and those who love him to travel and find himself. All does not go well, but he finally returns home and finds redemption. The two suites of four movements each contain some of Grieg’s best-known and most-loved music.