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NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK
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“Living the Aloha Spirit” is the theme for National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW), May 11-17, 2014.
To Hawaiians, the word “aloha” has a deeper significance than just a fond farewell. By Living the Aloha Spirit, we show others love and respect and joyfully share life in order to create a better world. Key attributes of the “Aloha Spirit” include patience, kindness and good feelings and respect in caring about others. Embracing Aloha-Centeredness will cast a warm glow throughout your center and community.
The goal in long term and post-acute skilled nursing care centers is always Person-Centered Team Care in a harmonious, caring environment. This is “Living the Aloha Spirit!”
For NNHW 2014, we urge every nursing care center to live the “Aloha Spirit.” Promote messages throughout the week that demonstrate the qualities of: Patience, Kindness, Harmonyand Good Feelings in Caring and Respect for Others.
So put on your grass skirt and tiki mask, string tiki lights and have a fabulous Hawaiian week. To begin this journey, welcome guests with a warm "Aloha" and a colorful “lei.” Next, hang several NNHW-themed posters in your foyer to wish all who enter, reside or work there “Aloha!” (Welcome and Love).
Visit the AHCA website for more information about National Nursing Home Week
If you'd like to share your NNHW events on this website, please contact Kim. We'd love to know how others are celebrating!
National Nursing Home Week at Jaquith Nursing Home
By Holly Haralson
Jaquith Nursing Home - Whitfield, MS
Our Iron Chef Jaquith competition in which each of our 10 buildings competed against one another was great. The cuisines were Polynesian, Asian, Southern, Italian, and Mexican. This was a great event because it brought the residents and the staff together. The camaraderie was just awesome!!
We awarded the winners of our scavenger hunt and our Iron Chef events, along with our "most enthusiastic inn" at our red beans and rice festival on Friday.
The pep rally on Monday was great too!!
Click here to view the 2010 NNHW events at Jaquith Nursing Home
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Ginger's Creative Activities
Christine's Theme's (Creative Themed Activity Programs)
National Nursing Home Week Events - 2009 compiled by Christine Jennings