Providence Brookside Manor residents celebrates with residents and community

September 10, 2011
It’s a patriotic celebration for Providence Brookside Manor residents as they celebration National Assisted Living Week.  Planned activities will bring together residents, families, employees, volunteers and the  community to celebrate “Forever Proud,” honoring the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.  “As we remember the fallen, we also recognize the pride we feel as American citizens in our local community,” said Jamie Hanshaw, administrator for Providence Brookside Manor. “This week also recognizes the commitment of assisted living professionals as they provide care and services to residents in their communities.”
Event schedule:  
  • 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12: Kickoff celebration featuring music and cake.
  • 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13: Providence administrative staff will wash cars of nursing and dietary staff who provide direct resident care as a way to say thank you for their service.
  • 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14: Terry Wake, “The Balloon Man” will be on-site making animals, flowers, and other creatures for residents.
  • 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15: To celebrate the 1950s, residents will eat lunch in a “soda shop” and listen to period music and reminisce over pictures from their 20s and 30s.
  • In cooperation with the Gorge Heroes Club, thank you letters will be written during the week and care packages put together on Friday morning to be sent to our military men and women serving abroad.