Nursing Home Week kickoff goes green
Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center staff participated in a variety of activities in observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 8-14.
To kick things off, Cindy Cline, quality assurance director for CCHRC, explained this year’s substitute for the traditional balloon liftoff.
“Instead of letting balloons go, trying to go a little cleaner this year and work on the environment,” Cline explained.
“When you let the balloons go, some of the birds get them. They have found balloons inside of them, so we are going to throw bird seed this year.”
Following the Star Spangle Banner, Jerry Culberson, administrator, Cherokee County Nursing Home read the proclamation signed by Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie who was unable to attend the event.
The proclamation noted that the community’s retired persons living in a nursing home facility continue to contribute to Centre’s heritage and growth.
The county’s nursing home residents, themselves, are living history, as the proclamation state.
The proclamation urged all members of the community to join the Nursing Home Week observance by visiting their town’s nursing home residents and recognize the high standards and quality of care that long-term care facilities provide.
Margaret Eubanks, manager of Cherokee Village, shared a few words about the Village.
“We have some folks in rehab and they say everything is so nice here,” said Eubanks. “Cherokee Village is an assisted living facility. We have a regular assisted living facility and a specialty care assisted living facility and try to meet the needs of our residents in this county and surrounding area.”
“If you want to know more about it just come see me at the village,” said Eubanks. “The activity department is doing a great job here.”
A Instead of a balloon liftoff, Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center residents and staff recently threw bird seed to kick off National Nursing Home Week May 8-14. They chose the “green” liftoff because scientists have learned that some species of bird eat the balloons which can be deadly to their systems. Pictured are residents and staff as they spread their bird seed.