California, MO 74° View Live Radar Fri H 69° L 56° Sat H 70° L 54° Sun H 75° L 54° Weather Sponsored By:

Nursing Home Week is May 8 -14

Nursing Home Week is May 8 -14

May 11th, 2011 in News

The residents and staff of California Care release balloons on Monday, May 9, symbolizing "liftoff" of Nursing Home Week. It was "hippy dressup day" for the staff.

Photo by David Wilson

California Mayor Norris Gerhart signed a proclamation for Nursing Home Week on Monday, May 9, surrounded by residents and staff at California Care Center.

After signing, Gerhart read the proclamation stating the residents of nursing homes have "contributed immeasureably to the heritage, success and growth" of the community and serve as a living history and "precious resource", everyone is urged to visit or volunteer at a local nursing home.

The theme of this year's Nursing Home Week is "Fulfilling the Promise."

After the proclamation signing, the residents and staff went outside and released balloons symbolizing "lift-off" of Nursing Home Week.

For more stories check out issues of the California Democrat.