Maple Knoll Village celebrates National Nursing Home Week
May 12th-16th is National Nursing Home Week and employees at Maple Knoll Village have been celebrating with a weeklong series of themed events. Maple Knoll Village is a non-profit continuing care retirement community, owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc., with a history of nearly 165 years of serving older adults. Located on a beautiful 54-acre campus, our community offers 143 villas, 125 apartments, 62 assisted living apartments and a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center.
National Nursing Home Week is an opportunity to thank employees for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. A generous donation by a previous resident’s family as well as a current resident has helped us acknowledge dedication and hard work while still being mindful of economic constraints. In addition local companies we generous enough to provide donations that serve as prizes for employees.
Every day employees are able to participate in an activity or event on their breaks and a meal is served to them. Each event is hosted by a different department at Maple Knoll and also educates employees on what their coworkers in other areas do on a daily basis.
The week kicked off and ended with Maple Knoll employees “giving back”. On Monday employees gave back by assisting residents in skilled nursing with a wheelchair walk through the gardens. Children of the Montessori Child Center cheered skilled nursing residents and employees on as they neared the finish line. The week ended with employees donating canned goods to a food pantry at The Meadows, a Senior HUD Housing Facility. A variety of fun events took place between these days to help celebrate employees’ dedication through the year.
Monday’s theme was “Living The Aloha Spirit” and featured Hawaiian games and food, chances to win prizes, and education on a healthy lifestyle. Tuesday’s theme was “Staying Cool” and employees celebrated with an ice cream social, free health screenings, games and more. Wednesday’s theme of “Pitching In” encouraged employees to help one another. Throughout the day they enjoyed sports games were played, educational sessions on recycling and stretching were given, and a baseball themed buffet featuring nachos, hot dogs and more was enjoyed by all. Thursday’s theme was “Breakfast of Champions” featuring a breakfast buffet, games, prizes, photo opportunities and an egg eating contest! The celebration for National Nursing Home Week ended with “Super Friday” to honor our employees who act as super heros to our residents. Employees brought in additional can goods for the food pantry, partook in games, super hero themed food and educational pieces.
Because of generous supporters in The Maple Knoll community and in surrounding communities Maple Knoll employees are able to feel appreciated for their hard work through the year. By visiting different areas they can also learn what brings Maple Knoll together and how it works as a whole. For more information on National Nursing Home Week or Maple Knoll Village please call 513.782.2423.