As you may know, this week is National Nursing Home Week. This is OUR week to shine! Every skilled nursing care center embodies a unique and vibrant spirit and community for residents, volunteers and staff alike. Acts of kindness, generosity and compassion from proud veterans, immigrants, and hardworking people of different faiths fill the walls of each center. The theme this year for nursing home week is “The Spirit of America.” This theme underscores the bond between staff, volunteers, and residents that capture the American spirit.
Yesterday was our largest celebration of the week; our carnival! We had a live band, food, drinks, lots of fun games, local assisted living residents, seniors, young children, local home health and hospice agencies, and families galore! Our parade began at 1:00 and included a local fire truck, vintage cars, sports cars, horses, and our float that carried our Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell-Hollingsworth, prom king, and queen. This is such a great event for our residents and we are happy to be able to bring this carnival to them because we are honored to serve them. Thank you to our residents and to their loved ones for connecting with us. Thank you to our staff, volunteers, and local agency volunteers. It takes special people to be able to do this work, and we are especially grateful to have people who go above and beyond to connect with our residents. They make impactful connections with our residents and that is something that can never be taken away.
If you missed it this year, then be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year. This is an event is one you won’t want to miss. Check out just a few of our staff pictures from our big event!