MAY 10-16, 2015

National Nursing Home Week

National Nursing Home Week will begin on Mother’s Day, May 10 and continue through May 16, 2015.

AHCA established the week-long celebration in 1967. Please visit their Official Website for additional information and resources.

“Bring on the Fiesta” is the 2015 theme for National Nursing Home Week. It spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those that make a positive difference in their lives every day. A supportive and caring environment, such as a nursing home, provides enrichment for residents and families to continue growing, learning and teaching through various ways. The week also provides an opportunity to honor all those who contribute to our nation’s nursing homes – residents, family members, employees and volunteers.

The week’s subtheme is Familia, Vida and Amor (Family, Life, Love). This is a special time for everyone to celebrate with residents and patients, enjoying the crowds, the activities, and the feelings engendered by the theme.

To spread the love and message of Jesus Christ in the nursing home environment, providing support and encouragement by regular visits by caring Christians.
To support other interested groups and churches in North Carolina with training, multimedia ministry materials, and assistance in recruiting volunteers.
To provide encouragement and support to those Individuals,Organized Ministries, Chaplains, Activities Directors, and Staff Members serving Christ in the Nursing Home Environment.

Our Story

On many occasions, I have been asked how I got started in nursing home ministry. This question is somewhat challenging for me because there are so many things that have led me to where I am. I sometimes say that it was not an event that got me started but a process that the Lord continues to walk me through. I trust you will be encouraged by this story, and you will see that the Lord is alive and still working through those who love Him (1 Corinthians 1:31).    Read more

Chaplain Bill Goodrich
Founder and President, God Cares Ministry