“Kindness is like a seed that when cultivated can grow and grow and grow” – Unknown
Last week, we celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week. Established by the American Health Care Association, National Skilled Nursing Care Week celebrates the essential role that skilled nursing care centers play in providing high-quality nursing care around the clock to the millions of seniors and individuals with disabilities living in America.
This year’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week theme of “Cultivating Kindness” is inspired by the many acts of kindness that happen in skilled nursing care centers around the country every single day. Here at McGregor, this theme is especially relevant as our staff is dedicated to going above and beyond in their duties to cultivate acts of kindness towards residents, their families, and other people on our staff.
Our nursing care professionals are wholeheartedly committed to keeping our loved ones safe, healthy, and socially engaged, and are at the heart of our McGregor Community. This past week, we celebrated them for all that they do by cultivating kindness in many ways:
- On Monday, we tipped our “hats off to kindness” by wearing hats and cooling off with an ice cream sundae.
- On Tuesday, we went “crazy for kindness” by wearing shirts and socks with lots of crazy colors and eating cookies together.
- On Wednesday, we celebrated “peace, love, and kindness” by wearing tropical prints or beach colors and enjoying a visit from the Smooth Rider food truck.
- On Thursday, we cultivated “team kindness” by showing off our favorite sports teams and by eating hot dogs and chili with all the trimmings.
- On Friday, we affirmed that “kindness is always in style” by wearing our high school or college colors and enjoying one last cookout with burgers, potato salad, chips, and more!
By the end of the week, countless acts of kindness were shared across the McGregor Community. Throughout our legacy of over 145 years, we have truly learned that kindness is contagious. We hope to continue to spread kindness to improve the lives of those in our community for years to come.