Every skilled nursing care center embodies a unique and vibrant spirit and community for residents, volunteers and staff alike. That’s why Medicalodges Columbus is thrilled that the theme of this year’s National Nursing Home Week (NNHW), taking place from May 14 to 20, is “The Spirit of America.”

Acts of kindness, generosity and compassion from proud veterans, immigrants, and hardworking people of different faiths fill the walls of nursing centers year-round across the country. The theme, “The Spirit of America,” underscores the bond among staff, volunteers and residents that captures the American spirit.

In the same fashion, Medicalodges Columbus is proud to offer opportunities for our residents such as the MADE (Making A Difference Everyday) Organization which allows our residents to have a purpose by making home-made items, and selling them to donate to local organizations in need. This allows them to stay connected to their community, and captures the true ‘American Spirit’ of giving to others.

During the annual NNHW observance, in a world where the importance of collaboration can be discounted, community members unite to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. While each person has a unique narrative, individuals that have made an impact in these nursing care centers share in the achievement of making a significant contribution to Cherokee County.

We will have a week long celebration of fun entertainment, crafts, great food, and companionship; always keeping in mind, the ‘Spirit of America’. To learn more about our weeks’ events and activities, or if you would like to be a part of our celebration, please contact Jami Audo Activity Director at 620-429-2134.

Calendar of Events

May 14: 2 p.m. Mother's Day Ice Cream Social

May 15: 10 a.m. Red/White/Blue Balloon Lift Off

May 16: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mercy Mammogram here

10 a.m. Zippity Doo-Dah Parade & Refreshments

2 p.m. Crazy Hat Day Art w/Wine and Cheese

May 17: 10 a.m. Giving Back to the Community- Treats for Law Enforcement

2 p.m. Balloon Guy

May 18: 10 a.m. Game Time

2 p.m. Roger Banning -musical entertainment

May 19: 50's day celebration

2 p.m. Root Beer Floats

6 p.m. Family cook-out and Bluegrass music by the Fouts Family

May 20: Movie Day