By Pamela Tallman
National Nursing Home Week is Sunday, May 10 through Saturday May 16 this year and features the theme “Bring on the Fiesta: Familia, Vida, Amor” (Family, Life, Love). We will be celebrating all week at La Porte City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, “The Lodge,” with our traditional activities and some south-of-the-border activities. Be sure to join us!
Sunday, May 10
From 2-4 PM, we have our Mother’s Day Open House. This is the perfect opportunity to participate in this year’s theme! Fiesta is celebrated with lots of flowers so come see how we are going to celebrate. We will have refreshments in the dining room for all.
Monday, May 11
With the 1:00 whistle, we will have our annual Balloon Launch and Watermelon Feed on the patio.
Tuesday, May 12
Enjoy our traditional Bingo with Fiesta prizes! Bingo will be livened up with strawberry daiquiris and lime margaritas along with cinnamon tortilla chips and pineapple salsa! Ole!
We are also planning on a Fiesta Band, but the details have not been finalized yet!
Thursday, May 14
at 3 PM we will be making Fiesta flowers out of coffee filters. Join us!
Friday, May 15
We will host a Fried Ice Cream Social at 9 AM with the 2nd graders who have partnered with the residents all year long. The residents will enjoy Chicken Enchilada Casserole for lunch and if the weather is nice, be invited to enjoy the meal on the patio.