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Pictured, from left, are, From left Denise Atkins, Jackie Malone, Julia Lucy, Peggie Alexander, Cindy Allen, Missy Dickens, Karin Turner, Virgie Jones.

Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center made it a point to regognize its own during Skilled Nursing Care Week.

It was formerly known as Nursing Home Week. Established by the American Health Care Association in 1967. It ran this year from May 12 to May 18. It’s a week to recognize and celebrate the role that each skilled nursing care center provides to our senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Choosing such a career and taking on the challenge and commitment to protecting, promoting and improving healthcare is only fitting that one week each year people celebrate the profession and the vital roles nurses play in healthcare. 

This year’s theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week was “Living Soulfully”. Centers were encouraged to participate this week by hosting activities that display how they “Live Soulfully” and share their stories on social media in hopes to educate the public about what they do. 

Activity Director of Greensville Health and Rehabilitation Center Karin Turner was prepared to celebrate the nurses with a bang. She had the week planned full of activities. There was a theme for each day of the week including prizes, food, drawings, trivia and special guest.

“The nurses deserve special recognition for their dedication and hard work throughout the year.” said Turner.  

They kicked off Skilled Nursing Care Week with Cowboy Monday. Staff and residents wore their favorite western attire while eating banana splits and listening to music. They hosted a variety of activities including, Hawaii Day, with breakfast and musical chairs. Wednesday was soul food lunch including fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni and cheese to name a few, and was topped off with some amazing dessert followed by a soul train line dance.

Festivities continued Thursday as Crazy hat and Sock Day.

“I have really enjoyed myself this week thanks for Ms. Karin,” CNA for the center Denise Atkins said.

Each day was filled with such fun and excitement.” Ending the week they celebrated by wearing their favorite sports team jersey. They also enjoyed a morning walk before joining Emporia Manor in a game of bingo.

“I would like to thank our activity director Karin Turner for her efforts in honoring and recognizing all of the nurses here this week,” CNA for the center Peggie Alexander said.