Vernon Manor celebrates National Nursing Home Week

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Vernon - posted Fri., May. 13, 2011
Debbie Leclerc and her father, Norm, look at the Ford Model-A, which was brought to the Vernon Manor event by Dave Clark. Photos by Steve Smith.
Debbie Leclerc and her father, Norm, look at the Ford Model-A, which was brought to the Vernon Manor event by Dave Clark. Photos by Steve Smith.

As part of National Nursing Home Week - observed May 8-14 - Vernon Manor held a celebration for its residents and families, complete with costumes, decorations, and memorabilia representing decades from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Director of Admissions Barbara Hancock said the annual affair includes restaurant-style dining, where the department heads serve the residents and families.

“It's a chance for people to have that sort of atmosphere,” she said. “A lot of them wouldn't normally have that, because they aren't able to leave the building for one reason or another.”

Entertainers were also brought in, and guests could see many display cases full of memorabilia from eras past.

Events included a Mother’s Day tea, Roaring ’20s Bingo, a ’30s dance presentation and a “Freedom of the ’60s” spirit day with tie-dye t-shirts.

“It's basically a thank you to our family members, and another way we can give back to them,” Hancock said.

For more information, visit www.vernonmanorct.com.


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