Grace Gary honored for lifetime achievements
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:01 pm
The Tennessee Health Care Association has named Grace Gary, a patient at Union City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, to its annual Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes. Honorees in this year’s Who’s Who recognition program, themed “American Classics,” include athletes, educators, military veterans and other individuals living in THCA member nursing homes statewide.
Mrs. Gary taught children for more than 30 years in various areas of Tennessee. She collects quilts and built doll houses. She has been involved with many organizations over the years, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, and currently serves as vice president of the patient council at Union City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Gary will receive a Who’s Who certificate of recognition during National Nursing Home Week May 8-14, 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 website, www.thca.org.
“Each year, long-term care facilities across the state nominate exceptional men and women for Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes,” said THCA executive director Jesse Samples. “These patients have made a difference through their contributions to their families, churches, communities and occupations. They have shaped our history, and it is a privilege to honor them as ‘American Classics.’”
Since 1983, the Who’s Who in Tennessee Nursing Homes program has honored more than 1,700 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.
Union City Nursing & Rehabilitation 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 5.11.11