To the editor: Once again, Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus enjoyed a wonderful week of activities, laughter, fun and memories during its 2010 National Nursing Home Week celebration.
The celebration included an Appreciation Breakfast, Cinco de Mayo celebration, German Fest, a tribute to Crystal Bowersox, chicken BBQ, Chinese New Year celebration, Italian Day, a celebration of veterans and visits by dignitaries including the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, U. S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Jim Tischy, former Toledo Sportscaster, who discussed Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio,
Our displays of “Riverview Loves Crystal!! #1” grabbed the attention of many who passed by, including Crystal herself. As Crystal’s parade passed by Riverview Friday evening, residents and staff got a first hand view and greeting from Crystal as she waved to her #1 fans, our Riverview residents, who sat out at 163, waiting for her arrival!
Our display in the fence was also noticed by Larry Fletcher, Lake Erie Shores and Islands West director,who took a picture of the design which was featured in a collage for Crystal.
Thank you to our staff who works so hard each day to help our residents remain apart of their community by taking part in these events.
Thank you to the community members and groups who gave their talents to entertain our residents and staff during this celebration.
A special thank you to the Riverview Nursing Home Auxiliary, which donated $1,000 to cover the cost of this very special week.
Kendra M. German, LNHA
Administrator, Riverview Healthcare Campus