Kenneth Hansen strolls up to one of the tables at last week’s National Nursing Home Week barbecue. Seated there, pictured clockwise from Hansen, are Larry John Killin, Patricia Adams, Beverly Sharpe, Lila Einspahr, Howard Einspahr and Clark Rueter. Friends and family were invited to join residents outside of Regent Park for the May 15 lunch. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications
National Nursing Home Week jam-packed with special activities enjoyed by residents and staff
May 12-18 marked National Nursing Home Week, and Holyoke’s Regent Park and Carriage House pulled out all the stops to celebrate.
The week started off with a Mother’s Day celebration. Monday featured activities throughout the day that culminated in an evening luau.
Time was taken Tuesday morning to honor the volunteers that give of their time to make a difference. More activities led up to a casino night that was said to be quite a hit.
Wednesday was an all-day carnival, with a barbecue at lunchtime. The community was invited to share a meal with the residents outside on a beautiful spring day.
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