Local nursing facilities announce special plans for Nursing Home Week
National Nursing Home Week begins on Mother’s Day and continues through May 17.
The American Health Care Association established the week-long celebration in 1967.
Activities are designed to foster intergenerational relationships, collect and preserve patient’s reminiscences, strengthen relationships with family members, celebrate quality and recognize all staff members who demonstrate excellent care giving.
Two local facilities have announced special plans for that week.
Union City Manor and Rehab Center invites the community to join in the fun. Events during the week at the facility include the following.
Monday: Hat Day — at 9:30 a.m. wheelchairs will be decorated with balloons and other items.
Tuesday: Pirate Day, with a treasure hunt and a pirate piñata.
Wednesday: Glamour Day — Glamour pictures for residents; Who’s Who and the showing of the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Thursday: Mardi Gras Day — Mardi Gras party and parade.
Friday: Game Day — Wheelchair races, Oreo stacking contest, Goldfish bowl, Wii bowling and ping pong toss.
For more information about any of the activities, contact Lisa Argo or Becky Jones at 885-8095.
In observance of National Nursing Home Week, Golden Living Center-Union City will host a series of events around the theme “Love is Ageless.” In keeping with this theme, nursing home officials have created a special “time machine” and have decided to visit each of the following eras in the dining area each afternoon at 2.
Sunday: A celebration of a mother’s love.
Monday: A kick-off celebration in the 1920s, with special guest Congressman John Tanner.
Tuesday: A visit to the 1940s — A USO show and party, with special guests The Memory Makers.
Wednesday: A visit to the 1960s — A Woodstock music festival party.
Thursday: Back to the 1960s — A backyard barbecue and Field Day to be held from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday: A visit to the 1950s — A Sock Hop and at 6:30 p.m. a 1970s Tribute to Elvis with special guest Elvis impersonator Josh Staggs.
Published in The Messenger 5.7.08