Tri-State Health & Rehabilitation Center in Harrogate, Tenn. celebrated a fun-filled Nursing Home Week in May.
The week kicked off on May 10 with a celebration of mothers. Cake and punch were served. The oldest and youngest mothers, and the mother with the most children were honored with certificates.
The dining room was decorated in an aloha theme for the event. Volunteers Hunter Isley and Brittany Middleton assisted in decorating for the week as well as the celebration for mothers.
On May 12, a balloon lift-off sent dozens of balloons into the air with return cards for finders to mail back. In the afternoon a Hawaiian luau was held with pig roast including rainbow cake and fruit with live entertainment from Tammy Marshall. A“Pig on a Spit” was crafted and built by Nick Brooks, William Thornton and Jordan Crockett in Angie Giles’ art class at Thomas Walker High School.
Dean Pierce and Marie Depriest were crowned the Tri-State King and Queen. Dean and Marie have been chosen to appear in Who’s Who of Tennessee.
A pineapple ring toss with prizes and bubble competition at the gazebo was held on May 13. In the afternoon residents enjoyed pineapple bowling with special drinks from the tiki bar in the dining room.
The weather cooperated for beach ball games at the gazebo on Wednesday. In the afternoon, everyone learned to hula in grass skirts and leis. Refreshments of pineapple upside-down cake and Kool-Aid were served.
On the morning of May 15, Ricky Starr provided entertainment, which everyone enjoyed. Residents watched “Blue Hawaii” starring Elvis Presley in the afternoon with special drinks from the tiki bar.
The week wound down on May 16 with barbecue food for residents and staff. The week was a tremendous success, and all volunteers are greatly appreciated.