LAURINBURG — The city of Laurinburg has proclaimed May 8 to 14 as National Nursing Home Week.
In honor of the celebration, Mayor Matthew Block read a proclamation at Scottish Pines Rehabilitation and Nursing on Monday.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “It’s a small world, with a big heart.”
In the proclamation, Block urges residents to visit a loved one, family member or friend residing in a nursing facility.
Block took a few moments before the start of the ceremony to talk with the residents, asking some about their Mother’s Day. He also told residents and staff that Laurinburg is committed to quality health care.
“We take this moment to embrace the spirit of the theme,” he said. “Therefore I … declare the week of May 8 to 14, 2016, as National Nursing Home Week, a week to honor our vulnerable citizens who receive care and the dedicated ones giving care.”
National Nursing Home Week was first celebrated in 1967.
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