National Nursing Home Week May 9 -15

CROWLEY - The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is proud to announce the 2010 National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) theme: “Enriching Every Day.”

National Nursing Home Week will be celebrated in nursing and rehabilitation facilities nationwide. The week kicked off Mother’s Day, May 9, and continues through May 15, 2010.

“Each and everyday our residents make the days brighter straight from their kind and gentle hearts, so I am very excited to celebrate this week with them,” Southwind Activities Director Rose Schexnider explained.

This year, the national theme was selected to honor those who are “Enriching Every Day” for others, thus adding value to life and overcoming many of the infirmities of age and disability.

The week long celebration spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in their lives every day.

The Activities Director at Summerwood Nursing Home in Crowley, Tawanna Hayes, has a full week of programs scheduled for the residents. She said, “we will be holding a cultural celebration including a Spanish day complete with Spanish language lessons and a Hawaiian Luau.” She also divulged that she is most excited about Friday’s event, when a very special family and friends picnic will be held.

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