Heritage Manor News: National Volunteer Week and Supper
(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.)
National Volunteer Week is being celebrated this year from April 10-16. It was first celebrated in Canada in 1943 and in the U.S. in 1972. It became a national observance in 1974. This week is designed to recognize, inspire and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.
Our annual volunteer appreciation supper will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the dining room. We invite all active volunteers to join us in this celebration. There will be door prizes, delicious food and of course the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award. Please call ahead or stop by the activity department to let us know how many in your party will be attending for seating purposes.
Activities this week include Olympic games practice, in-room visits, group exercise, bingo sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, manicures, rosary led by Sister Lucille Stelly, mass and Come Lord Jesus group.
The monthly resident birthday party will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the activity room. Family members are encouraged to attend with their loved ones.
Congratulations to the newest pride card winner Ruby Rollins. She is always donating needed items for the residents. We salute her.
The staff of Heritage Manor welcomes Melvin Fontenot, Sable Jeanmard and Ruby Duos to the facility.
The staff of Heritage Manor wishes a Happy Birthday this week to Pershing Deville, Cleveland Fontenot, Lucille Frank, Rachel Spriggins and Bernita Williams.
The staff of Heritage Manor extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Eleanor Johnson.