Beeghly Oaks gives residents special week

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Beeghly Oaks staff wanted to celebrate the community and their residents for Nursing Home Week. Through the week, the facility had a cookout for the police department, a birthday celebration, a sip and paint, a baseball game and karaoke.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Beeghly Oaks wanted to give their residents a fun week to honor them. The workers at the facility made posters describing interesting facts about the residents' lives. Pictured, Helen Horkey admired the picture of herself and her husband on her poster.

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Neighbors | Submitted.The residents at Beeghly Oaks had a "sip and paint" event on Wendesday at the facility. They made a Vincent van Gogh style painting with the assistance of Natalie Hruska. Pictured, resident Gerry Decerbo worked on coloring the background of his painting while Hruska helped him.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Beeghly Oaks had different events each day of Nursing Home Week. They ended the week with a karaoke party and with a "flair my chair" event. Pictured, Gerry Decerbo had his chair decorated by Administrator Alison Alvino and Director of Nursing John Kawasich.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing planned a week of fun activities for Nursing Home Week from May 14 through the 18. They had something special each day of the week. Pictured, the residents played their annual baseball game in the backyard of the facility.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing celebrated National Nursing Homes Week with special activities from May 14-18.

Nursing Homes Week is a national week where senior living facilities celebrate their residents with different events.

Traci McCoy, activities director with the facility, organized the week so the staff could show their love for the residents while providing them with fun activities. She also wanted to display Beeghly Oaks’ appreciation for the staff and community.

They kicked off the week with a cookout for the Boardman Police Department to thank them for their service to the community. The police chief and many officers visited the facility. The day correlated with Police Appreciation Week. The residents celebrated the birthdays of those born in the month of May on Tuesday where they had a party with an entertainer.

Wednesday, the residents had a “sip and paint” where the residents painted a painting in the style of Vincent van Gogh. On Thursday, the residents had their yearly baseball game where they took turns hitting a plastic bat and getting pushed around the bases in their wheelchairs by the employees and volunteers. They also had hot dogs and root beer floats.

They finished up the week on Friday with karaoke with Simply Ed. They also had a “flair my chair” contest where members of the staff took a resident’s wheelchair and decorated it. Two members of the staff worked together one a single chair and the other residents judged their favorite chairs.

Throughout the week, they had hung up small posters on the walls of the building. These posters detailed interesting facts about the residents and the staff.

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