NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK IN THE CITY OF LAUREL

Mayor Mack presents proclamation to Comfort Care Nursing Center administration and staff
Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack, proclaimed May 12 -18, 2013, as NATIONAL NURSING HOME WEEK in a ceremony at the Comfort Care Nursing Center on Monday, May 13, 2013.  Residents at Comfort Care attended the festivities with a reading of the proclamation by Anicia Hill, public relations for the City of Laurel. The proclamation encouraged citizens to visit friends and loved ones who reside at these facilities, to help honor and serve the individuals who laid the foundations of Laurel. Following the proclamation reading was a ceremonial releasing of balloons.  
Ceremonial releasing of the balloons to kick-off National Nursing Home Week in the City of Laurel
Activities throughout the week are designed to foster intergenerational contact, strengthen family relationships and to encourage volunteerism by individuals and local organizations. Activities at the Comfort Care Nursing Center, this week, include themed days like Mexican Day, Cowboy Day and a host of fun for residents and families, community members, and youth.

The City of Laurel wishes to salute our community’s citizens who now reside in nursing facilities and many of whom planted the seeds that made our community grow and prosper. The city realizes that nursing facilities provide caring and supportive services that make quality of life possible for our loved ones. Member facilities of the American Health Care Association and the Mississippi Health Care Association are providing a host of activities in celebration of NNHW that began on Mother’s Day, May 12th. This year’s them is Team Care: Everyone Pitches In! This year’s theme recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and the value of care planning where everyone “pitches in” for optimal outcomes. The observance is an opportunity to involve families, community members, youth, and others in a community-wide show of support and respect for these individuals and the staff who provide care or support services.