Residents and associates at Life Care Center of Collegedale are in for a lot of fun during National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20, officials said. "This year’s national theme is 'The Spirit of America.' Each day will feature a different theme and multiple activities. "
The week will kick off on Sunday, May 14, with a Mother’s Day social for residents and their families.
Monday, May 15, will include a balloon release outside the entrance at 10:30 a.m., followed by patriotic music at noon.
At 2 p.m., residents will get to make homemade ice cream.
On Tuesday, May 16, Jala West, director of social work at Life Care Center of Collegedale, will bring her Arabian horse that she has taught to dance, and the residents will get to watch its tricks at 2:30 p.m. Residents and their families will also enjoy a family dinner at the center that evening.
Wednesday, May 17, will be a throwback to the 1960s and 1970s. Butch Reeves will perform music from these decades at 2:30 p.m.
Associates will enjoy a cookout on Thursday, May 18, and residents will play carnival games that afternoon.
The week will close out on Friday, May 19, with a farm theme. A banjo and fiddle player will entertain the residents during lunch, and at 2:30 p.m., residents can visit animals at a petting zoo set up outside.
For more details about the events planned for National Nursing Home Week, call the facility at 423-396-2182.