Nursing home recognizes ‘legend in our midst’

Nursing home recognizes ‘legend in our midst’

Every nursing home in Tennessee has its legends. From a musician who played with Bill Monroe to soldiers who fought in World War II and teachers who walked miles each day to their one-room schoolhouses there are many “Legends in our Midst.”
The Tennessee Health Care Association recently honored Barbara Harris, a patient at Union City Manor Nursing Center in Union City, through its Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes program.
Harris will receive a Who’s Who certificate during National Nursing Home Week, May 11-17, an event celebrating the fundamental role nursing homes play in the continuum of long-term care.
Her profile will also be featured on THCA’s Web site, www.thca.org.
Harris inspires others at Union City Manor with her courage and attitude. Having her leg amputated has not slowed her down.
She worked at Sansford’s Shoe & Repair for many years, and she uses her skills as a cobbler to mend items for the patients, staff and community members at her facility. She remains active at First Baptist Church and assists with the duties of the Sunday school secretary.
Now in its 25th year, the Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes program has honored more than 1,200 outstanding individuals living in THCA member facilities. Through this special program, THCA annually recognizes individuals who made significant contributions to their communities and helped shape history through their insight and actions.
“Legends play an important part in our lives,” said THCA Executive Director Ron Taylor. “These men and women are known for their bravery, hard work, compassion and ability to inspire others.
It is an honor to recognize nursing home patients across the state for their achievements and how they’ve enriched the lives of their families, friends and caregivers.”
Nursing homes provide “The Right Care at the Right Time” for patients in need of 24-hour nursing care due to illness or disability. Union City Manor Nursing Center is a member of THCA, a nonprofit organization whose members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state. For more information about nursing homes, contact THCA at (615) 834-6520 or visit www.thca.org.
Published in The Messenger 5.7.08

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