Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant Profile Stories


Stories of contestants in the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.

Adjusting to Life’s Changes While Staying Active

Betty Tucker was an active wife, mother and professional most of her adult life. However, the 85-year-old Birmingham native moved to Shelby Ridge Rehab Select nine months ago because things started to change. […]

Maybe the Second Time Will Be the Charm

JoAnn Okechukwu sets a goal and never gives up until she reaches it. Two years ago, she set a goal of learning to walk again. […]

This Woman Kept a Promise She Made 30 Years Ago

Maudie Hancock knows a good thing when she sees it. That’s why she told her family more than 30 years ago that she wanted to live at Henry County Health & Rehab if she ever needed long-term care. […]

Hanceville Woman is Well Prepared for Pageant Competition

Competing in the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant should come naturally for Edna Kilgo. The 76-year-old resident of Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center has experience in most every aspect of beauty pageants. […]

Remaining Active in the Community

Betty Yates, or Betty Britt as she likes to be called, is a perfect example of someone who continues to be involved in the community while receiving care in a nursing home. […]

An Ardent Alabamian

“Where else can you go live and get waited on hand and foot?” asks Linda Slay about living at El Reposo Nursing Facility in Florence. “It’s a home away from home. I enjoy having someone around and never being alone.” […]

A Musical Life

By Stacy Smith She keeps a piano keyboard in her room and has helped some of the Certified Nursing Assistants with vocal problems so that they can sing again in their churches. […]

She’s a Crafty One

By Stacy Smith Ms. Evie Roberts is a crafty one. She is so crafty that for 18 years she worked with people of all ages with mental challenges on crafts and other tasks at a learning center. […]

Choosing to be Cheerful

By Stacy Smith Seventy years later, Pamela Groves still holds up her mother for admiration and inspiration. […]

Finding Something to Sing About

Taressa Green carries not only a song in her heart, but many songs in her heart that she gladly shares with those around her. […]