Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant Profile Stories

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

From Working In a Nursing Home to Living in One

Dorothy Gainey worked in nursing homes and other health care settings for more than 50 years. Now, she’s a nursing home resident. “I have never worked with more dedicated and caring employees than those in the health care profession,” Dorothy said. “Now those caring professionals are taking care of me.” […]

Growing, Giving Back Regardless of Your Age

Lydia Guthrie has accomplished a lot in her 79 years of life and shows no signs of slowing down while living in a nursing home. “Living at this nursing home has helped me grow as an individual,” […]

Taking Steps on a Remarkable Journey

A north Alabama woman had traveled the world, but couldn’t take her next step until she moved to a nursing home. At 77 years old, Elizabeth Penn thought she had reached the end of the road. Numerous doctors and therapists had all but given up on her walking again. […]

A Personality in Full Bloom

Freddie Douglas finds beauty in everything around her. In flowers, pictures, waterfalls and most importantly friends. She’s found all of those things and more at her home for the past two years, Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center. […]