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.
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