Everywhere you looked last week, Alabama nursing homes were celebrating National Nursing Home Week.
In this photo gallery, we’re putting a wrap on National Nursing Home Week 2016 with pictures from events in Tuscaloosa, Andalusia, Oneonta and Marion. More information about the various celebrations is below the photo gallery.
Heritage Health Care & Rehab, Tuscaloosa
Local and state politicians joined the National Nursing Home Week celebration at Heritage Health Care & Rehab in Tuscaloosa. Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon and Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman Cynthia Almond presented proclamations declaring National Nursing Home Week in their respective cities. State Senator Gerald Allen read a proclamation from Gov. Robert Bentley officially marking National Nursing Home Week in the State of Alabama. Sen. Allen also presented a proclamation from the Alabama Senate to recognize Heritage Health Care & Rehab Owner and Administrator Rev. George Jackson for his long career in nursing home care.
Andalusia Manor, Andalusia
The annual and very popular Womanless Beauty Pageant was again a crowd favorite at Andalusia Manor. Male staff members “dressed their best” and strutted their stuff to the delight of residents, staff and visitors. Andalusia Manor used the national theme of “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart” to create a journey around the world in the center’s dining room and courtyard. Residents visited displays and sampled the food and culture of various counties.
TLC Nursing Center, Oneonta
TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta took an over the top decorating approach. Decorations took residents and staff back in time around the national theme of “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart.” Some of the special events included an indoor parade, car show and musical entertainment.
Southland Nursing Home, Marion
Southlandville was the name of the town created inside Southland Nursing Home in Marion. Virtually every wall was covered and decorated to transform the center into a small town. The week featured dress up days, special activities and a “friendly” game of Family Feud.
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