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Getman Home plans activities

October 23, 2010
Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The Getman Memorial Home Board of Managers meeting took place Oct. 7. It was called to order by President Jan Lander. Lander opened the meeting with "The Lord's Prayer" and a moment of silence in memory of recently deceased resident Marie Boyden, who was 101 years old and resided at the home over 12 years.

The reports of Ellen Funke, secretary, and Joan Clapper, treasurer, were accepted as read.

The various committees gave their reports.

A letter of resignation from Claudia Burlett was read.

In September, the birthday of Geraldine Van Der Veer was celebrated with a special dinner and cake. She also received birthday greetings from President Barack and Michelle Obama. The residents also enjoyed a Labor Day picnic.

During September, the residents played bingo, took walks, watched movies, had sing-alongs, had exercise class, listened to music and had ball toss. Some of the residents also started their new bowling league on the Nintendo Wii.

The church services during September were performed by lay leader Margaret Teetz, the Rev. Brian Dykeman, the Rev. Chris Hamm, the Rev. Donald Czelusniak and the Rev. Cindy Van Allen.

Entertainment was provided by Leo Visconti, who played over 50 songs on the piano.

The residents had their monthly wine and cheese party.

The residents went to the House of Pizza in the town of Johnstown for their monthly luncheon with transportation provided by board members. This month, the residents elected to go to Sam's Seafood and Steakhouse in Johnstown on Wednesday.

Under new business, purchasing new lamp shades for the living room was discussed. The house committee will check it out and report to the board at the next meeting. Also, admitting three new board members was discussed. It was decided to invite them to the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned. Coffee, tea and cookies made by board members Jeanne Allan and Janice Wilson were served to the residents by board members.

Vacancies and limited respite care are available for both men and women. Anyone interested in the opportunities available at the home can pick up an application and tour the home, or call Director Linda Conroy at 725-9114 for more information.

The next board meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 4.



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