National Nursing Home Week


This year, the theme for 2014 is “Living the Aloha Spirit.” According to the American Health Care Association website, the theme was created to express the following ideals for long term and post-acute skilled nursing care centers:

“To Hawaiians, the word “aloha” has a deeper significance than just a fond farewell. By “Living the Aloha Spirit,” we show others love and respect and joyfully share life in order to create a better world. Key attributes of the “Aloha Spirit” include patience, kindness and good feelings and respect in caring about others.”

Our week included celebrating Mother’s Day, a Hawaiian Dancer, a surprise Birthday Party for our Chaplain, Hawaiian Bingo, a Ribbon Cutting for our facility sponsored by The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and Casino Night. The Color Guard from a local High School also joined in our celebration along with Southern Pines honoring our Veterans. This was a busy fun filled week for staff and residents. At Southern Pines, the “Aloha Spirit” is our daily way of life.