Geneva, NE: Celebrating Life Stories-National Nursing Home Week

Heritage Crossings celebrated Nursing Home Week with a wide variety of activities. Family, Friends, Residents and Staff had a great time “Celebrating Life Stories” with each other.
We started out with the Shickley Legion Auxiliary singers who are great for bringing song and laughter to all who attend. Folks enjoyed toe tapping music and sing-along to the tunes of days gone by.

Tuesday was a grand day of food and festivity with our Ladies Salad Luncheon. Our ladies enjoyed a variety of salads and desserts while visiting with their many guests. Afterwards all residents and guests were invited to be entertained by Johnny Ray Gomez who is always a delight.

Many of our staff members were good sports for being candidates in our “Kiss the Pig” Contest. This was for a fundraiser for the Vetter Foundation who are very generous in their gifting to organizations that benefit those that may have had a catastrophic event in their lives. Our residents too had fun with the little piglet who brought some cheerful memories.

A “Fun Time Auction” was again a big hit. Staff had donated items that residents could bid on with the ‘pretend’ money they were given upon arrival. We sure found out who the big spenders were. Afterwards residents were treated with a Pie and Ice Cream Social. We had many takers for Cherry, Strawberry/Rhubarb, Peach and Apple Pie, with or without Ice Cream.

The week finale was the Resident/Family/Staff Talent Show. Several ladies performed in the Bell Choir, Chime Choir and Vocal Choir. Other talents were Bill Picard who whistled and sang tunes, Blanche Capek who sang and yodeled, Bob and Gwen Stofer brought their dogs Jed and Ellie to perform tricks for us and Cherie Domeier and Margaret Petro with their piano duet. Afterwards everyone was invited to “Build a Sundae on Saturday.” A great time was had by all and many compliments for a wonderful week.

Excellence-We continually pursue opportunities to improve ourselves and the services we provide. We learn from our experiences, build on our successes, and make changes when changes are beneficial. We develop people’s strengths and remain committed to becoming the Best of the Best.

Submitted by Rachel Chaney, Admissions/Marketing/PR Coordinator

Heritage Crossings, Geneva, NE