The 2017 “Indiana State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Games” took place on Wednesday, June 7th in Boonville, Indiana. We had thirteen residents participate in this annual community event. Participants from our facility included: Sue Burke, Edna Keller, Mary White, Melba Beyl, Maxine Porter, Patricia Leroy, Helen Shelburne, Richard Melloy, Bobby Walker, Helen Sparks, Janis Schlimmer, Mary Pendergrass, and Joann Trepanier.
“National Nursing Home Week” is a week long event established by the American Health Care Association. Held in May, it celebrates the positive and caring relationship between residents and staff in the health care industry and recognizes the differences made to each other’s lives. During National Nursing Home Week the Activity Department holds a daily special event for the residents. Staff also participate in games and are provided with food each day during the week-long celebration.
The annual “Children’s Hallway Egg Hunt” was held Saturday, April 15th at 10:00 a.m. Children of our staff and relatives of our residents visited to hunt for eggs down the hallways of Newburgh Healthcare.
On January 30th, 2017, Newburgh Healthcare’s Activity staff hosted a Casino Royale party. Residents participated in games such as Blackjack, Slots, Roulette and High Rollers.