“We have an event every day!”
Nathan Littauer Nursing Home is getting ready for a week long celebration honoring National Nursing Home Week. This year’s theme is “Fulfilling the Promise” and is part of the National Nursing Home Week started by The American Health Care Association (AHCA). “We are so proud of the work we do here everyday.” said Leslie Beadle, Vice President and Nursing Home Administrator. “Therefore, we are thrilled to celebrate our nursing home, our wonderful residents and our committed staff.” She added, “We hope this is a community wide celebration.”
Nathan Littauer’s Nursing Home will be joining nursing and rehabilitation facilities nationwide, beginning Mother’s Day, May 8, and continuing through May 14, 2011. This year’s theme was selected to honor those who are “Fulfilling the Promise” by serving others, thus adding value to life and helping to overcome many of the infirmities of age and disability.
“We want to celebrate those people that make a positive contribution every day. We are also saluting our staff.” Explained Rachel Killips, Littauer’s Recreational Director. She is heading up the festivities at Littauer. She explains, “We have something planned every day to mark the occasion.” For Nursing Home Week, Nathan Littauer is announcing the following activities the week of May 9-14, 2011:
Sunday, May 8- In honor of Mother’s Day Nursing Home staff will be passing out corsages to all the ladies and hosting a Tea at 2:15 with a violin player.
Monday, May 9– The Nursing Home will be hosting Jackpot Bingo from 2:15-3:15pm for residents and a Sundae Party 2:00-4:00pm for staff.
Tuesday, May 10– The Nursing Home will throw a 90’s and over birthday party at 2:15. Staff will be able to enjoy chair massages from 6:00-8:00am and 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, May 11- The Nursing Home will be throwing a “Night in Paris” Dinner Dance from 6-8 pm. with a band and cocktail attire, and we will be having a decorating contest with staff and residents alike participating.
Thursday, May 12– Gary Van Slyke will be performing patriotic songs for the residents from 2:15-3:15 pm. Rachel Killips will be teaching a dance class for the staff at 3:30pm.
Friday, May 13– Decorating contest winner announced with continental breakfast for residents and staff at 10:30am.
Saturday, May 14- Staff and residents will be starting their own mini greenhouse plants to put out in the patio for everyone to enjoy in a few weeks.
Nathan Littauer Nursing Home is an 84-bed skilled nursing facility providing short and long-term rehabilitation for people of all ages. They are tireless advocates for quality care and services recognizing each person’s individuality. The Nursing Home’s compassionate and caring employees provide essential care to people in our area. Along with a long-term residence, the center has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people return to their homes through careful rehabilitation. The Nursing Home opened in 1972 and has been recognized by the State for their excellence in care. The Nursing Home currently employs approximately 115 people.
Notes for the press: Press are invited to any of the above events. Press must be escorted to any event. To make arrangements to cover any of the above activities please contact Cheryl McGrattan at 773-5533. Media policy is also posted on www.nlh.org.