2017 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

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    • Alabama Nursing Home 2017 Sarah “Sally” Scott.
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    • Top five finalists for the 2017 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant, from left to right: 3rd runner-up: Thomasville Health Care & Rehab Center Barbara Pugh; 1st runner-up: Shelby Ridge Rehab Select Katherine Moorer; Alabama Nursing Home 2017: Sarah “Sally” Scott, Westside Terrace Rehab First; 2nd Runner-up: Ms. Folsom Center for Rehab & Healthcare Miriam Kelley and 4th Runner up: Ms. Cottage of the Shoals, Cora Steen.

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2017 Crowned

Dothan resident Sarah “Sally” Scott was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2017 today in Birmingham.

Ms. Scott, age 83, is a resident of Westside Terrace Health & Rehab First located in Dothan. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2017 Jessica Proctor at the 34th annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.

Ms. Scott worked as a nurse for many years. She shares a room at Westside Terrace with her husband of 34 years, Randall. She is involved in many of the activities offered at the nursing home and eagerly welcomes new residents and helps them settle in to their new home. Ms. Scott has three children, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Scott will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners-up are:

  • 1st Runner-up: Ms. Shelby Ridge Rehab Select, Katherine Moorer, Alabaster, Age 59 bio picture
  • 2nd Runner-up: Ms. Folsom Center for Rehab & Healthcare, Miriam Kelley, Age 89 bio picture
  • 3rd Runner up: Ms. Thomasville Health Care & Rehab Center, Barbara Pugh, Age 66 bio picture
  • 4th Runner up: Ms. Cottage of the Shoals, Cora Steen, Age 83 bio picture

The top 10 finalists, selected from the field of 50 contestants, had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

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2017 Top 10 Finalists Pictures and Biographies

The following are the top 10 finalists for the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant (click on the contestant’s name to download a high resolution photo suitable for printing):

The top 10 finalists will have individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges on the morning of July 31 before competing on stage that afternoon. All the other contestants in attendance will be part of the Honor Court and will be individually recognized during the pageant. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

 

2016 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

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Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 Crowned

Millie McDonald, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016

Millie McDonald, Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016

Greenville resident Millie McDonald was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2016 today in Birmingham.

Ms. McDonald, age 81, is a resident of Crowne Health Care of Greenville. She was crowned by Miss Alabama Hayley Barber at the 33rd annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant.

A music teacher for 45 years, Ms. McDonald often hears from her former students through her Facebook page. She brought her keyboard to the nursing home and gives voice lessons to employees. Ms. McDonald is a member of the Resident Council and uses her outgoing personality to encourage other residents to get involved. She has three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. McDonald will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners up are:

  • 1st runner-up: Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center, Taressa Green, Birmingham, Age 60  picture  bio
  • 2nd runner-up: Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center, Edna Kilgo, Hanceville, Age 76  picture  bio
  • 3rd runner-up: Florence Nursing & Rehab Center, Betty Yates, Florence, Age 69  picture  bio
  • 4th runner-up: Henry County Health & Rehab, Maudie Hancock, Abbeville, Age 94  picture  bio

The top 10 finalists, selected from the field of 54 contestants, had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and individually recognized during the pageant.

2016 Top 10 Finalists Announcement

2016 Top 10 Finalists Pictures and Biographies: pictures are suitable for publication, all files are JPG.

  • Ms. Birmingham Nursing & Rehab Center, Taressa Green, Birmingham, Age 60  picture  bio
  • Ms. Cottage of the Shoals, Pamela Groves, Tuscumbia, Age 70  picture  bio
  • Ms. Crowne Health Care of Eufaula, Evie Roberts, Eufaula, Age 91  picture  bio
  • Ms. Crowne Health Care of Greenville, Millie McDonald, Greenville, Age 81  picture  bio
  • Ms. El Reposo Nursing Facility, Linda Slay, Florence, Age 75  picture  bio
  • Ms. Florence Nursing & Rehab Center, Betty Yates, Florence, Age 69  picture  bio
  • Ms. Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center, Edna Kilgo, Hanceville, Age 76  picture  bio
  • Ms. Henry County Health & Rehab, Maudie Hancock, Abbeville, Age 94  picture  bio
  • Ms. Highlands at the Oaks on Parkwood, JoAnn Okechukwu, Bessemer, Age 69  picture  bio
  • Ms. Shelby Ridge Rehab Select, Betty Tucker, Alabaster, Age 85  picture  bio

 

2015 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

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2015PageantWinnerfiMs. Holland, age 87, is a resident of Woodhaven Manor in Demopolis. Ms. Holland is famous for the arts and crafts she makes at Woodhaven Manor. She has made donated more than 45 doll houses to residents and staff members. You’ll also find her participating in church services and offering assistance to her fellow nursing home residents. Ms. Holland and her husband, Earl, we married for 40 years. She has six children, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Holland will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners-up are (click a contestant’s name to read a story about her):

The top 10 finalists, selected from the field of 62 contestants, had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

Official Pageant Photos: Photos are high resolution and suitable for print.

Top Five: Click a contestant’s name for biographical information

2015 Top 10 Finalists Announcement

2015 Top 10 Finalists Pictures: click a contestant’s name to download a picture suitable for publication. All files are JPG.

2015 Top 10 Finalists: Click on a name to view biographical information.

 

2014 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2014 Edna Farrell.

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2014 Edna Farrell.

Opelika resident Edna Farrell was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2014 on July 28 in Birmingham.

Ms. Farrell, age 89, is a resident of Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center in Opelika. The Brooklyn native has one daughter, two sons and five grandchildren. She was chosen from a field of 58 contestants. You can read more about Ms. Farrell here.

The runner’s up are:

Click on a contestant’s name to read her biography.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Farrell will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

 

Official Pageant Photos: These photos are high resolution and suitable for print.

2014 Press Release: Top 10 Finalists Announcement, click here.

2014 Top 10 Finalists: Click on a name to view biographical information.

Ms. Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center, Edna Farrell, Opelika, Age 89
Ms. Burns Nursing & Rehab, Jewel Arrington, Russellville, Age 67
Ms. Crowne Health Care of Mobile, Dorothy Young, Mobile, Age 63
Ms. Cullman Long Term Care & Rehab Center, Lillian Mitchell, Cullman, Age 94
Ms. Cypress Cove Center, Tommie Dimps, Muscle Shoals, Age 56
Ms. El Reposo Nursing Facility, Carolyn Thigpen, Florence, Age 92
Ms. Florence Nursing & Rehab, Margaret Herston, Florence, Age 80
Ms. Henry County Health & Rehab Facility, Sarah Glover, Abbeville, Age 82
Ms. Highlands at the Oaks on Parkwood, JoAnn Okechukwu, Bessemer, Age 67
Ms. Woodland Village Health Care Center, Cloie Kelley, Cullman, Age 79

2014 Top 10 Finalists Pictures: click a contestant’s name to download a picture suitable for publication. All files are JPG.

Ms. Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center, Edna Farrell, Opelika, Age 89
Ms. Burns Nursing & Rehab, Jewel Arrington, Russellville, Age 67
Ms. Crowne Health Care of Mobile, Dorothy Young, Mobile, Age 63
Ms. Cullman Long Term Care & Rehab Center, Lillian Mitchell, Cullman, Age 94
Ms. Cypress Cove Center, Tommie Dimps, Muscle Shoals, Age 56
Ms. El Reposo Nursing Facility, Carolyn Thigpen, Florence, Age 92
Ms. Florence Nursing & Rehab, Margaret Herston, Florence, Age 80
Ms. Henry County Health & Rehab Facility, Sarah Glover, Abbeville, Age 82
Ms. Highlands at the Oaks on Parkwood, JoAnn Okechukwu, Bessemer, Age 67
Ms. Woodland Village Health Care Center, Cloie Kelley, Cullman, Age 79

 

2013 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant

79 Year Old Enterprise Resident Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home

Ms-Alabama-Nursing-Home-2013MONTGOMERY – Ms. Verdell Goodson was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2013 during the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, July 22. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2013 Chandler Champion, who was co-host of the event.

Ms. Goodson, age 79, is a resident at Enterprise Health and Rehab Center in Enterprise. At her nursing home, Verdell has participated in the Coffee County Relay for Life, is a member of the resident council and plans to start a welcoming committee. She and her husband, B.J., have been married for 62 years and both live at Enterprise Health and Rehab Center.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Goodson will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners-up are:

1st Runner-up: Elaine Blankenship, Ms. Woodland Village Health Care, Cullman, Age 79

2nd Runner-up: Jane Lucas, Ms. Andalusia Manor, Andalusia, Age 64

3rd Runner up: Martha Grant, Ms. Talladega Health and Rehab, Talladega, Age 78

4th Runner up: Ruth Elaine Alexander, Ms. Florence Nursing & Rehab Center, Florence, Age 87

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The top 10 finalists from the field of 70 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown.All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

“Each lady is a winner because she shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents and is actively involved in the life of her nursing home,” Alabama Nursing Home Association President Richard Brockman said. “These contestants are wonderful ambassadors of Alabama’s long term care profession and their individual nursing homes.”