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Local nursing home patient honored

Local nursing home patient honored
The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA) has named Pearl Westmoreland, a patient at Reelfoot Manor, to its annual Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes. Honorees in this year’s Who’s Who recognition program, themed “The Winners’ Circle,” include athletes, entertainers, educators and other individuals living in THCA member nursing homes statewide.
Westmoreland is well-known in her community. She taught crocheting and knitting and ran a grocery store and variety shop. Her family’s historic barbershop has been donated to the Discovery Park of America, which is being built in Union City.
Westmoreland will receive a Who’s Who certificate of recognition during National Nursing Home Week May 9-15, 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.
“Each year, a select group of patients at THCA member facilities is called forward to accept nomination to Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes,” said THCA Executive Director Ron Taylor.
“These patients truly have made a difference through accomplishments in their careers and contributions to their families, country and communities. It is a privilege to welcome them to The Winners’ Circle.”
Since 1983, the Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes program has honored more than 1,500 outstanding individuals living in member facilities of THCA. Through this special program, THCA annually recognizes individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to their communities and helped shape history through their insight and actions.
Reelfoot Manor 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 5.5.10

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