On Tuesday, October 31st, things got a little “scary” here at Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation. Residents and stakeholders dressed up for this year’s Halloween celebration. Stakeholders danced down the first floor hallway to “YMCA” and brought much laughter to our facility. In the morning, residents guessed the answers to Halloween trivia. During their afternoon activity, residents enjoyed funny Halloween jokes and some “spooky” treats. Even Deisel joined in the fun (our favorite “Bumble Bee.”)
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On Friday, November 10th, Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation will be hosting a “We Honor Veterans” Ceremony along with Cleveland County Hospice, Gaston County Veterans Council and Dignity Memorial. We take great pride in our veterans and wish to pay tribute to them and their families for all that they have sacrificed in defense of our great nation. All Veterans and Community members are invited to attend.
In celebration of our “Spirit of America” themed National Nursing Home Week, department managers from our team pulled together to present special days of celebration:
Monday … “Patriotic Day” – honoring our military and veterans
Tuesday … “Baseball” – An American past time
Wednesday … “Celebrating American Humor”
Thursday … “Western Day”
Friday … “Happy Days”
On Thursday, May 5th, several members from our community, staff and resident population gathered together to join in the National Day of Prayer. The morning gathering was opened with prayer led by our facility’s Chaplain Basha Zackavich and local pastor, and Rev. Jeff Wilson from Kings Mountain Church of the Nazarene brought a morning devotional. Visiting guests included Samuel from Carillon and Bill from Right@Home. Following our facility gathering, residents and guests joined the live-streamed National Day of Prayer event at the corporate headquarters of Signature Healthcare LLC in Louisville, KY.
Recently, students from a nearby elementary school visited the facility and read to the residents from their favorite books.
Residents kicked off Spring by planting vegetables this morning in our patio garden box. In the midst of all the questions and suggestions, Mr. Joe replied, “Don’t worry. I know what I’m doing.” … Time will tell.
Residents, stakeholders, and family members got together for “Wear Red Day” in order to show their support and participation for the American Heart Association.
There was a great turnout, and lots of support!
On February 14, 2017, Gastonia Care and Rehabilitation honored several residents and their spouses at a Couples Valentine’s Dinner. In an effort to create for them a Valentine’s Day date night, five of the 15 couples invited were escorted to private tables to enjoy their Valentine’s Day together.
One husband said, “Valentine’s Day was always our ‘big night out.’ We were poor, so we always saved up for a night on the town every Valentine’s Day.” Husbands were able to give a red rose and box of candy to their sweetheart, and enjoy some smiles and reminiscing as they shared memories.
It was a great team effort to bring some smiles and a few smooches for these couples to share and they celebrated their lives together.
Pauline Gray and Gilda Wilkes helped the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc bring Women’s Heart Health to Gaston County. Ms. Gray and Ms. Wilkes received the Little Red Dress pin and participated in a Heart Walk around Eastridge Mall in Gastonia, NC. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Thank you, Pauline and Gilda, for representing for us!
On Friday, February 3rd, our 2nd annual “Super Bowl” kicked off at 2:30 pm. The “Patriots” faced off against the “Falcons” with referee Bill from Right at Home flipping the coin. After a grueling battle on the field, the Patriots took the title. Presents donated by Right at Home and Hospice were awarded to the MVP of each team.
Our dietary department and other stakeholders provided awesome dance routines for our half-time show, featuring our plant ops assistant Jerry. Our after the game “tailgate party” featured an awesome choice of snacks and drinks.
Once again, our Super Bowl has been “prophetic” regarding the real thing!