Autumn Care celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Published 6:06 pm Friday, May 11, 2012

In observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 13 – 19, Autumn Care of Saluda is planning a series of events designed to celebrate the lives and relationships of residents, families and staff. The theme of the week is “Celebrating the Journey.”
“Our residents have lived full lives and we want to honor each and every person who has allowed us to journey with them,” said Glenn Pierce, administrator. “This is a perfect opportunity to involve families, community members, youth and others who share our respect for the elderly and disabled who live among us.”
The public is invited to these special events:
Dementia from the Inside Out
Monday, May 14, 6:30 pm
A special presentation of the film “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t.” The film is a “total immersion” experience about individuals suffering with dementia.  There is no script or dialogue.  It simply presents the fragmented day-to-day experience of an individual suffering from dementia.
Connecting Generations
Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.
Everyone from residents to great-great-great-grandchildren are invited to watch Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
“When we began to look at things that crossed over several generations, Disney was the most obvious choice,” said Joyce Coggins, activity director. “There is not a child that doesn’t know about Snow White, but few of them know that it was originally released in 1938.”
It was also the first animated film released in Technicolor. Following the movie there will be a special appearance by Snow White.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.
For more information on these events, contact Autumn Care at 828-749-2261.
Autumn Care of Saluda is a 99-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. For more information visit National Nursing Home Week is an annual observance sponsored nationally by the American Health Care Association, based in Washington, D.C. and the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association.
– article submitted
by Glenn Pierce

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