National Nursing Home Week - The Wesley Communities

National Nursing Home Week

Join The Wesley Communities as we celebrate National Nursing Home week.  What is National Nursing Home week?  National Nursing Home week began in 1967 and was incorporated into the celebration of Older Americans Month established in 1963 when only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays.  At that point about a third of older Americans lived in poverty, and there were few programs to meet their needs.
Each year there is a theme for National Nursing Home Week, and this year’s theme is “Bring on the Fiesta.”  During this week the spotlight is on nursing home residents and staff.  Everyone is encouraged to celebrate the elders who make a positive difference in the lives of others.  The week also provides an opportunity to highlight and honor those who contribute to our nation’s nursing homes — residents, family members, employees and volunteers.
The Wesley Communities is celebrating all month long with activities at Wesley Glen and Wesley Ridge Retirement Communities. There will be activities such as gardening, music, dance and art classes. The month will end with a Memorial Day Picnic.
Wesley Ridge is also hosting “A Splash of Style Family Fashion Show” this week on Saturday, May 16th.
How will you celebrate that special senior in your life?
For more information on activities at Wesley Ridge or Wesley Glen, visit the events calendar at or You can also check with your activities representative for a complete list of events for this week.