Therapy Success Story: Evelyn

— Evelyn came to Norwalk Nursing and Rehab after having a fall at home that resulted in a hip fracture requiring an artificial hip placement. Evelyn worked with PT, OT and ST services while she was at Norwalk. She worked very hard to return home at an independent level. Evelyn was able to meet her goals... Read More

Resident of the Month: Bonnie P.

— Bonnie was born January 16, 1932 in Arcadia, Nebraska to Lenze and Nattie. She has two brothers, Henry and Thermon and four sisters, Olive Arlene, Edna and Georgia. She met her husband, Peter, through reading Reader’s Digest. She found him in there as a pen pal. She wrote to him and the rest is history!... Read More

Maisy and Memphis’s Memo

— No one will ever be happier to see you when you walk through the front door every day, or listen to you for hours on end without a complaint. There’s no doubt that dogs help contribute to better health. Therapy dogs in particular play a special role in a Nursing Home, helping the elderly function... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— It’s fall y’all! I can’t believe those words just came out of my mouth! The positive is it is still nice enough for us to enjoy the outdoors and sit on our front patio here at Norwalk. It also means football season is here for those of you that are football fans. Family members are... Read More

Fall Craft: Pine Cone Bird Feeder

— Supplies needed: a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of the shortening with 2 1/2 cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. (Optional: Add dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds.) Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the... Read More

Tips to Slow the Aging Process

— Celebrate Healthy Aging Month this September by trying the tips below, which may help you age slower and improve your quality of life. Eat a varied and healthy diet. Include plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Drink lots of fluids to maintain healthy skin and flush out waste. Exercise every day. Exercise improves... Read More

Find Balance with the Autumn Equinox

— The equinox happens twice annually: once in March (spring equinox), and once in September (autumn equinox.) The autumn equinox, also known as the first day of fall, will be celebrated around the world on September 23rd this year. What is an equinox? The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus and nox. These words... Read More

September Chef Select: Italian Night

— Appetizer: Caesar Salad Entree: Homemade Meatballs with Mama’s Spaghetti Sauce Herbed Fresh Cut Green Beans Spaghetti Noodles Dinner Roll Dessert: Tiramisu with milk, coffee, or hot tea

The History of Grandparents Day

— National Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 8, 2019, but do you know where the holiday originated from? Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother... Read More