Manila Nursing Center celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Manila Nursing Center celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 12 -18.

The week of activities were kicked off by Manila Mayor Melvin Browning signing a proclamation in conjunction with National Nursing Home Week.

A balloon release and parade were held on Monday. The wind was perfect for sending the colorful balloons off. Following the balloon release, residents took a wheel-chair parade around the grounds of their home. Cookies and punch were served in the dining room on Monday afternoon.

Activities were held throughout the week with Tuesday being Patriotic Day. It was a baseball theme with hats, games, popcorn and other activities. Wednesday was 50's Day. The residents also enjoyed being entertained by a local band, "The Silverados." In addition to the 50's theme, residents made hats to be used on Thursday during hat day and enjoyed homemade ice cream.

A cookout was held on Thursday for residents and guests to enjoy.

The Friday fishing trip to Big Lake was cancelled due to rain but will be rescheduled when the weather permits.

In recognition of Mother's Day, residents of the Manila Nursing Center enjoyed a Mother's Day tea on Friday, May 10. Residents invited their family and friends to join them. Special awards were given to Blanch Wilkey for being the oldest mother. She is 94. Lena Rogers received the award for having the most children with 18

Judy Dunman, administrator, said she appreciated the volunteers and staff for helping making National Nursing Home Week a success at the Manila Nursing Center. Tiffany Lancaster and Jeanette McFarland were in charge of the activities.

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