Wayne County Nursing Home staff and residents in Lyons recently celebrated Nursing Home Week.
This was an opportunity to celebrate the joys of working with the elderly and enjoy camaraderie between residents and staff.
This year’s theme was rainbows. Each household was decorated in a specific color. Residents and staff dressed in related themes each day of the week. Activities included wall painting, games with bubbles, balloons, parachutes, happy hour and a campfire.
A fashion show sponsored by Peebles in Newark gave residents a chance to show off the latest fashions. Residents were treated to a musical performance from Tom Dunn.
The nursing home received a donation of stationery and art supplies from the local Verizon store during the week. Kinney Drugs sponsored homemade ice cream from Dar’s Delights.
WCNH held a ceremony to recognize employees for their years of service. Rick House, county administrator, and town supervisors Kenan Baldridge, of Rose; Lynn Chatfield, of Wolcott; Laurie Crane, of Huron; Steve Groat, of Galen; Susie Jacobs, of Walworth; and Brian Manktelow, of Lyons, attended to express their appreciation for the staff’s dedication.
The following employees received awards at the service.
Five years: Jessica Buisch, Cynthia Davis, Bethann Dumas, Laci Graham, Tiffany Harper, Brenda Menichelli, Cassandra Ross and Paula Rushman.
Seven years: Tionesta Battle, Diane Crannel, Alexandra Johnson, Kiffani Maressa, Christine Smolinski and Amanda Tyler.
10 years: Jennifer Arielly, Debra Henderson, Danielle Peters, Mary Rutkowski, Debra Swann and Cassidy Virts.
15 years: Melissa Bullock, Stephanie Clack, Teisha Cook, Clydette Gonzalez, Dawn Howes, Christine Shorter, Rosilyn Smith, Christina VanDeWalle and Misty Winter.
20 years: Angela Battle, Christine Furfaro, Felecia Gray and Amy Lawson.
25 years: Patty Bullock and Louise Wright.
The ceremony also recognized eight nurses who were honored by the Association of Administrative Nurse in Long-term Care: Brenda Aswad, Darla Bell, Wanda Boughton, Melissa Bullock, Brooke Frazier, Cheryl Judd, Amy Lawson and Crystal Vitaro. These individuals were chosen by their peers and recognized at a luncheon in Rochester.
Karen Tirado received the LeadingAge Employee of Distinction Award for 2018.
Activity aides Anne Church, Terry DeCola and Jen Marlow won awards for perfect attendance.