Nazareth Home “Celebrates the Journey”

National Nursing Home Week is celebrated May 13, 2012 through May 18, 2012 and the theme this year is “Celebrating the Journey”. Nazareth Home will host a series of events designed to enrich the relationships and contacts between residents, youth, community members, and family and staff. This week involves activities and events that recognizes those residents who live life to the fullest in the long term care environment and the dedicated staff who care for them.

“Our residents and staff have so much to share”, said Mary Haynes, CEO/President “and this seemed like the perfect showcase.”

Monday, May 14, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Lourdes “Around the World Choir” will perform in the Chapel. In the lobby is our display of Life Story Boards.

Nazareth Home is home to a global society.  Our pastoral care director, Bridget Bunning, worked with staff and residents to create story boards telling the story of coming to the United States.  We have 16 cultures represented at Nazareth Home and know these ‘stories’ will create stronger ties and build a foundation for a larger community.  One of the purposes of celebrating nursing home week is to celebrate the journey of life.  These residents and staff who were born in other countries and come to the United States have rich stories of their journey to share.

Other events this week are:

Live Laugh and Love, Tuesday May 15, 2012 Dr. Ann Weeks will speak on “Laughter and Stress”, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel off the main lobby.

Blessing of the Caregivers Hands will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. also in the Chapel.

Shop Till You Drop Daywill be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in the Assembly Room on the ground floor from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a variety of vendors will be here (purses, banking establishments, cell phones, candy and other boutique booths in the café area).

Friday, May 18, 2012 the Okolona Street Cars will display their automobiles from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Home.

National Nursing Home Week is an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association and Kentucky Association of Healthcare Facilities.

Nazareth Home, a 168 bed long term care facility located at 2000 Newburg Road, is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.   Nazareth Home was developed in 1976 and completely rebuilt into all private rooms and apartments in 2002.    For more information, contact Nazareth Home, 502-459-9681.