Spirit Week Testimonials

Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing

“I had the best time during Nursing Home Week every day. My most favorite time was everything. I cannot pick. We played games, ate some fun food and even had margaritas.”
–B. Walter, Resident


Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center

“The Mariachi singing with us was just lovely. I enjoyed watching the nurses make the beds and how much fun it was for them to compete against each other, it was very funny.”
– Resident


“The photo booth was my favorite!”
– Resident


“Linda in Activities is awesome! She is so creative and I won one of the raffles!”
– Resident


“I have never worked for a company that took the time to celebrate and appreciate all of us in one week. It was always one department at a time and I like it much better this way. Thank you so much for giving us this week I really feel some relief with all the activities.”
– Staff


The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rockville Centre

“I had fun wearing our favorite team t-shirts and I participated in the olympic sports. It was very nice to have a resident art project to share with everyone who comes in here. Mr. Softee was a wonderful treat. The carnival was an absolute blast. I enjoyed helping Margaret sell the goodies to raise money for a cause. I felt like I was really a part of the community.” 
– S. Shapiro, Resident


“It was a very nice gesture to treat the staff the way they did for Nursing Home Week. All of the goodies and giveaways that they rewarded us with was very much appreciated. They really catered to what we like and what we enjoy and that`s personal, you know that they are listening and that we are all making a difference.” 
-Bibi A., CNA, Staff


Heritage Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Care

When talking to Gloria about Nursing Home week, her what her favorite part of the week was, “Olympics’ Day! When we had to try and throw a ping pong ball onto a piece of bread that had peanut butter spread on it. You would have thought it was going to be easy, but it took me all three tries to finally get it to stick!” Gloria also enjoyed “American Heritage Band” which one of our employees sings in. “He made me sing at one point, thank goodness it was a small part since I’m not a very good singer!”
Gloria Goodwin, Resident


“The first ‘Nursing Home Week’ was an awesome experience for me. The camaraderie of administration and staff was heartwarming. The smile on residents’ faces and the laughter of children playing games was wonderful to see. This was a rewarding experience for me.” 
-Dave Woodward, Activity Aide, Staff


Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing

“As a resident at Oasis, National Nursing Home week I really enjoyed. Everyone enjoyed the activities; we all had a wonderful time. Looking forward to next year.”
– D. Garland, Resident


“Nursing home week at Oasis was amazing. The workers and residents got to show all the family members how much of a family we really are.”
–Tayda, STNA, Staff


The Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

“During the nursing home week, every day we had a nice event. Big Bingo, Casino, Live Jazz Singer, they are all wonderful. Every day I had snacks and ice cream. I loved it. I received this nice blue bag, tee shirt and water bottle. I am really happy. I wish I can get gift every week. I really enjoy what this facility offers me.” 
– Lucia G., Resident


“I really love nursing home week. Love the way they cater us. On dressed down Friday, everyone got to wear their tee shirt. The food on staff appreciation day, it was delicious, especially the shrimps. Overall, I just really appreciated what the facility did for us.”
-Nicola Allen-Lewis, RN, Staff


Ramapo Manor Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

“From the Volley Ball tournament to the Live Entertainment National Nursing Home Week was hooked up from head to toe. I was so happy to be a part of all of the activities. I wish every week was National Nursing Home Week.” 
– J. Interieri, Resident


“It was such a pleasure to see everyone have a smile on their face during National Nursing Home Week. The employee BBQ was a very nice touch and made me feel very special. Weeks like those really make me love what I do.” 
– D. Kryger, Staff


Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

“Nursing week here at Sans Souci was very enjoyable. From Olympic Day to all the nice gifts we received, it was all terrific. The Administration staff were the greatest as they always are. My thanks and i am sure the other residents feel the same, to Sans Souci for doing all these wonderful things for us. I can’t wait to see what is going to happen first.”
– Rose C., Resident


“I am a Rehab Nursing Assistant at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing center. I celebrated Spirit week 2015 along with my fellow colleagues and our beloved residents. I have never seen the residents so happy and excited to join the all week long activities: until this day, a week later, the residents are still talking about how much fun we had. We are all sporting all the great giveaways that were given to us by Sans Souci, and are very thankful for it. We are all looking forward to see what Spirit week 2016 has in store for us!”
– Emily C., Staff


Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation and Healing

“Nursing home week was great this year. You got to sit down, relax, and interact with the other staff. The food was great and the gifts they gave us were pretty nice. I love the shirt I got. I wear it as much as I can. I like the appreciation we got for what we do every day. I like the fact that we were recognized.” 
– Leon Claybourne, Lead Cook, Staff


St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

“The week’s activities were really appreciated. It was so nice that you guys had raffles and gave away big cash prizes. Every day was something else that was fun and exciting. I still feel the excitement from everyone.” 
– David Mays, Resident


“Spirit Week was exceptional, between everything that happened, it was the best week ever. The staff and residents loved the Olympics, and the appreciation lunch and BBQ was very touching.” 
– Graham Jean-François, Staff