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National Nursing Home Week Celebration

In honor of National Nursing Home Week, a wide variety of entertainment and programs were offered at Gardenside long-term care. On Wednesday, May 13, Linda Garcia, a speaker sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the State of Nebraska, told stories about Abuelas and Abuelos (grandmothers and grandfathers.) Residents also were given the opportunity to try Mexican breads.

Pictured is Garcia showing a toy iron to Gardenside residents, and Garcia and Gardenside activities director Barb Schwisow showing residents the Mexican bread.National Nursing Home Week 2015


Earlier in the week, students in Maryann Johnson’s Spanish II class did presentations for the residents on Hispanic culture. Programs included a wide variety of topics – such as soccer, salsa dancing, Cuba, and more.

National Nursing Home Week was May 10-16. The theme was “Bring on the Fiesta!”