Heritage Manor News: Happy Thanksgiving
(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Patricia Duplechin, resident activity director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. This column runs every Sunday in The Gazette.)
The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 to celebrate a successful harvest season. One hundred two settlers arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. Over the course of the first year, half of the settlers died from disease. Had it not been for the local Indians who gave the settlers food and taught them how to plant corn, the entire colony may have perished. The first successful harvest was in the fall of 1621 and was celebrated for three days. The last Thursday of November was declared and recognized as a holiday by President George Washington in 1789. We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
We are hosting our sixth annual sweets party in observance of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room. All family members are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring a dessert to share. Please call ahead to let us know if you plan to attend and how many in your party will be attending.
Activities this week include bingo sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, pokeno, in-room visits, group therapy, exercise, bible study, service by Washington Baptist Church, hot dollar, Come Lord Jesus group and movie and popcorn.
The staff of Heritage Manor wishes a Happy Birthday this week to Lebelle Bourque and Annie Skinner.
Christmas is right around the corner. If you would like to give a monetary donation for items needed for our residents or if you would be interested in “adopting a resident” for gift giving, please come by or call. Ask for the activity department to assist you in providing an appropriate gift for the residents.