Brookview Manor Residents "Gone Fishing" Wednesday

Posted: 9/15/2011

Brookview Manor residents on the annual fishing trip to Oakwood Lake. Back row, from left: Jerry Ward, Norman Gambill, Paul Carson, Dorthy Elyea, Marj Hendricks, Gordon Knutson. Front row, from left: Marie Mathison, Fern McKeown, Electa Neagel.Ten Brookview Manor residents took in the sunshine and fresh air at Oakwood Lakes State Park on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for Brookview Manor's annual fishing trip, a tradition that began in the 1980s.

Residents reached Oakwood at 10 a.m. and started fishing from the ADA accessible dock. Over the noon hour they enjoyed a picnic of grilled foods and salads.

While Marj Hendricks of Brookings caught the only fish of the day, a seven-inch bullhead, residents still made the best of the situation. Several sat in the shelter and visited, sharing fishing stories of years past and other enjoyable memories.

Gas 'N Mor, Brookings, donated all bait for the trip.

Brookview Manor is a 79-bed, non-profit nursing home that offers short and long-term care to individuals of all ages. For more information on Brookview Manor, call 605-696-7710

About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.