Every skilled nursing care center is a small, vibrant world. Care centers are sharing, welcoming communities that encourage everyone to interact with the wonderful folks who populate them. Once a year, always beginning on Mother’s Day, care centers nationwide take pride in publicly honoring the indomitable spirit of residents and recognizing staff who face each day with a sense of purpose and compassion.
During National Nursing Home Week, May 8 to 14, 2016, skilled nursing care centers will coalesce under the theme, “It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart”. This theme underscores the bond between staff, older adults, and individuals receiving therapies or with developmental disabilities. Staff and residents view each other in the spirit of family. For staff, this reality is often a calling to a special mission and life’s work.
In observance of Nursing Home Week, the Scotland County Care Center will be hosting several events meant to encourage residents, families and other relatives to reach out to and visit with their loved ones and caregivers. SCCC’s theme is Carnival/Fair Craze Days.
The week will begin on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th with a Cheesecake Social at 2:00 p.m. Amazing Grace will be entertaining that afternoon.
On Monday, May 9th, the theme for the day is Messed Up Monday and the dress style is mismatch. Terri and Tammy, the activity girls, will lead devotions at 10:00 a.m. followed by Carnival Fun Facts/1904 St. Louis World Fair at 10:30 and a photo booth with deep fried ice cream Twinkies at 2:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 10th the theme is Topsy Turvy Tuesday with the dress style being Red and White. Devotions will be lead by Robert and Sheila Moseley at 10:00 followed by exercise at 10:30 a.m. Corn Scramble Bingo will start at 2:00 p.m. followed with Cotton Candy Ice Cream.
The theme for Wednesday, May 11th will be Wacky Tacky Wednesday and the dress theme is wacky and colorful. Dr. Harlo Donelson will lead devotions at 10:00 followed by a Muffin Walk at 10:30. At 2:00 will be Carnival Games/Teamwork followed with funnel cakes.
On Thursday, May 12th the theme is Throwback Thursday with a 50-60 style dress theme. Sue Kirchner will lead devotions at 10:00 and the 10:30 activity will be Big Top Trivia. The SCCC Queen Pageant will be held at 2:00 followed with root beer floats. A hymn sing will take place at 7:00 p.m.
The theme for Friday, May 13th is Finally Friday with a jeans and care center shirt dress theme. Departure for the Golden Age Games in Hannibal is at 7:00 a.m. Dan Hite will lead devotions at 10:00 followed by Carnival Food Information at 10:30. At 2:00 p.m. Nancy Tague Platz will present a program and refreshments will be served.
The week’s activities will conclude on Saturday, May 14th with the 19th Annual Car Show. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. with judging at 1:00 p.m.