Just one week after Cinco de Mayo, it’s time for a Fiesta! At skilled nursing centers across Florida, residents and staff are celebrating National Nursing Home Week. Celebrations started this past Sunday on Mother’s Day and will run through May 16. Centers are hosting activities using a theme of “Bring on the Fiesta,” with celebrations focused on “Familia, Vida and Amor” (family, life, love).
National Nursing Home Week is the perfect backdrop for embracing those three core values. Everyone can embody the spirit of “Familia, Vida and Amor” by visiting relatives, spending time with life-long friends and neighbors, and brightening the lives of loved ones (or even strangers) who reside in nearby skilled nursing centers.
The observance is a great opportunity for families, community members, youth and others to support nursing center residents and the dedicated staff who care for them on a daily basis. If you can’t visit in person, it’s still easy to make a phone call or send a greeting card or flowers. This special attention will make someone’s day and help enhance their quality of life.
It will also provide you the opportunity to see the abundance of life, care and compassion and the strong sense of community thriving in our state’s nursing centers. This spirit is leading to improved health outcomes for our state’s seniors, and that benefits everyone. So “Bring on the Fiesta,” and make someone’s day extra-special.
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By J. Emmett Reed, CAE