Weakley County Rehab & Nursing
By: By Brittany Hughes
This was National Nursing Home Week so we had a jammed packed activity program. We had a Western theme so of course our games had to match. The residents kicked things off with an official Derby race. Barry Flowers won by a nose! He barely trotted by Dorothy Farrar and Roy Hazelip who finished as runners up. You can’t have Western Week without a little country music. The residents all filed into the activity room for Karaoke Hour with James Clark and friends. They did an outstanding job and the residents even got in on the singing. We look forward to their next visit. Most people are a bit weary when it comes to cactus, but at our facility we lasso those prickle threats. Dale Gurley led the posse in the wheelchair division. His second place ringer was Vivian Edwards. Lillian Melton had a large score of eight rings in the ambulatory division with Mignon Mayo as her runner up. In true cowboy style, we had a good old-fashioned shoot out! Residents took turns trying to shoot cans and bottles off our electronic log. It took a lot of aim and precise judgment but was so much fun. After two rounds of tie breaking, Dale Gurley finished in first and Mary Tuck in second. More than 40 residents entered our makeshift saloon on Thursday morning for cowboy portraits. We all donned cowboy hats and sat alongside our saddle for keepsake pictures. We finished our theme with a Western party. The residents dined on chili, chips and cheese with oatmeal cookies for dessert. We had a great and busy Nursing Home Week. We are already making plans for next year’s special week.