National Nursing Home Week 2014
The Moundridge Manor is celebrating National Nursing Home Week from May 11-17, 2014. The American Health Care Association chose the theme of ‘Living the Aloha Spirit’. In Hawaiian culture it is important to treat yourself and others with aloha, to interact with love and respect and to joyfully share life. This spirit of aloha is valued by the Moundridge Manor in our relationships with residents and fellow employees. So in the spirit of aloha there are various Hawaiian themed activities this week. On Monday, the Garden View school children presented their end-0f-school program after dinner. Their program was about the life of Abraham Lincoln so it was very interesting and informative. Following the program we all went outside with our balloons and let them go together – all 140 balloons quickly went to the southeast as their was a brisk northwest wind. The weather was cloudy and cool. No word yet on where they landed! Tuesday afternoon found a group of ladies making bright tissue paper flowers for decoration for our party on Friday. Also, throughout the day residents and employees alike were taking part in a ‘Hawaiian Scavenger Hunt’ – looking for pineapples and information about Hawaii on several specially prepared bulletin boards. The prize for completing the scavenger hunt were Hawaiian flower leis or ‘Aloha’ buttons. The flower leis seem to be the prize of choice!! For dinner today the kitchen is preparing a Hawaiian dinner of Hawaiian Haystacks and Pineapple Cake and it was delicious! Tomorrow in the afternoon we will enjoy a Life Enrichment activity on Hawaii and hopefully, our D.O.N. Karla, will share some memories from her trip to Hawaii a year or so ago. On Friday, May 16, you are all invited to an ‘Aloha’ Open House from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in honor of National Nursing Home Week and as an expression of appreciation for our residents, staff, family and friends of the Moundridge Manor. We will be sampling some cuisine from the islands and enjoying a tropical atmosphere!! We invite you to join us!! So far it’s been a fun week!