PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg Health Care Center hosted a Valentines celebration for its 54 residents and staff on Friday. The center is located at 147 North Highland Avenue.
Activities Director Cindy Porter has been with Prestonsburg Health Care Center for over five years and enjoys putting on activities for the residents. Amy McCausland was recently hired as Activities Assistant.
“Our residents enjoy having parties, playing bingo, and doing activities to occupy their time,” said Porter.
Residents were treated to a nice lunch with special Valentine themed desserts. Each resident also enjoyed box candy, novelty items such as heart shaped sunglasses, pink heart cupcakes, strawberries and whipped cream.
The center encourages family members to visit residents on a regular basis to keep the connection to home and family strong. Elvie Grim of Paintsville visits his sister Elsie Williams, 84, every day.
“Elsie lived in Paintsville and was a very successful accountant. One day she called me and said she had decided not to work or drive anymore. I am not sure what happen, but I believe she knew she was getting ill. Elsie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and came to Prestonsburg Health Care June 15, 2015. These workers are angels. They take very good care of my sister, and I am grateful for that. I visit Elsie every day to help her eat lunch and I enjoy taking care of her. Elsie had two sons and both are deceased and her grandchildren do not live in the area. I feel confident my sister is being taken care of here at Prestonsburg Health Care,” said Elvie Grim.
The Valentine celebration concluded with Tom Music and Opal Gibson being crowned Valentine King and Queen.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.