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Established in 1967 by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, has been a tradition the week beginning with Mother’s Day.  The week provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care facilities in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The 2018 National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) theme was announced as “Celebrating Life’s Stories.”

Jefferson Park at Dandridge was excited for this year’s NSNCW and held several events for both our elders and our staff.  The week kicked off with a Mother’s Day brunch followed by some bingo fun on Sunday, May 13th.  Throughout the week, we had several events, such as employee appreciation events, movie marathons, social activities, and various celebrations of life.  Our week of festivities ended on Saturday, May 19th with watermelon on the front porch of our community.

Here’s a full list of Jefferson Park at Dandridge’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week Events:

Sunday May 13

10a.m. Mother’s Day Brunch
2p.m. Mother’s Day Bingo Fun!

Monday May 14

10a.m. Bingo with Farmer Gary
10:00a.m. – 1 p.m.  Employee Appreciation w Emily Houston, Mary Kay Consultant
                                    10 min. for facials, hand treatments/massages and much more!
2p.m.  “It’s a Farmers Life” Celebrating our Farmers
4p.m. Movie Marathon Part I: Chevy Chase’s Funny Farm

Tuesday May 15

10a.m. Mt Horeb Singing Oldies but Goodies
2p.m. Movie Marathon Part II: Happy Days
6:30 p.m. Jefferson Park’s Sock Hop

Wednesday May 16

10 a.m. First Baptist Church Service
2p.m. Movie Marathon Part III: Remembering “Summer Nights Drive-In Movie” (Grease)

6:45pm. Bingo at the Drive-In

Thursday May 17

10am Bingo Fun
2p.m. Banana Split Social
6p.m. Celebration of Life–Celebrating the lives of our Elders that went to their Heavenly Home in 2017

Friday May 18

10am – 2p.m. Our Journey
2p.m. – Celebrating the lives of our Veterans
7p.m. – Movie Marathon Part IV: Steel Magnolias

Saturday May 19

10a.m. Bingo Fun
2p.m. Watermelon on the Front Porch

Jefferson Park at Dandridge is thankful for its community of elders, staff members, and their families.  We had a wonderful time at each of the events we planned for National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2018 “Celebrating Life’s Stories.”

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