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Melissa Andvik, Published May 13 2009

Nursing home week under way

National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day and will end Monday, is a special week where residents, caregivers, families, staff and volunteers honor and celebrate nursing facility life.

This year’s theme is “Love is Ageless” and is a perfect time to visit your loved ones, friends and neighbors as many facilities will be holding special events. If you are unable to visit, please make a phone call, send a card, flowers or even an e-mail – this special attention will make someone’s day.

Take this time to reach out and let someone very special know that you are thinking about them now and throughout the year.

Andvik, LSW, is director of social services, Golden Living Center, Moorhead.