2012-05-15


Fitzgerald Announces National Nursing Home Week Events at Kane Centers

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced events at the four Kane Regional Centers in observance of National Nursing Home Week, which continues through Saturday, May 19. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Journey” and recognizes residents who live life to the fullest, as well as the dedicated staff who care for them.

“Residents come to the Kane Centers at different stages in their journeys, and we strive to provide the quality care that allows them to continue their journeys at their highest level,” said Fitzgerald. “National Nursing Home Week is an opportunity to honor the residents and staff that make the Kane Centers exceptional places to live and work.”

The Kane Regional Centers are located in McKeesport, Ross Township, Scott Township, and Pittsburgh’s Glen Hazel neighborhood. Each center provides a close-to-home experience that keeps residents active physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The centers are staffed by professional nurses, therapists and aides, as well as a team of physicians, who attend to residents on site.

Each center provides a warm, comfortable environment including: acres of landscaped grounds; beauty/barber shops; cheerful dining rooms and resident lounges; comfortable, personalized rooms; computer and video game rooms; intimate sitting areas; large activity rooms on each floor; non-sectarian chapels; on-site wellness centers ; and outdoor courtyards and gardens. For additional information, visit Kane Regional Centers.

This week, all four Kane Centers are hosting events designed to involve residents, families, staff and community members. A complete listing of events is below.

Kane Center at Glen Hazel

  

May 15

Retro Dress Up Day

  • Arts, Crafts & Specialty Fair and Alumni Event with former residents, families, employees and volunteers – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
  • Family Feud Championship – time to be announced
  • Hot Dog Bar – 2:00-4:00 p.m.  

May 16

Western Dress Up Day

  • Employee Appreciation Picnic – 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Hoops for Kane Fundraiser – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

May 17

Sports Dress Up Day

  • Health Fair – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Hoops for Kane Fundraiser – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Allegheny County Bar Association’s Very Important Papers Programs (Living Will, POA, Trusts, etc.) – 12:00 noon
  • “Drive-In Movie” & Root Beer Floats – 1:30 p.m.
  • Banana Split Bar – 2:00-4:00 p.m.

May 18

Kane Gear Dress Up Day

  • Minute to Win It – 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Funnel Cakes & Soft Pretzels – 1:30-2:30 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

May 19

Armed Forces Day

 

Kane Center at McKeesport

  

May 15

Crazy Hat Day

  • Crazy Hat Parade – 2:00 p.m. 

May 16

Hawaiian Dress Up Day

  • Employee Luau
  • DJ 

May 17

‘50s Doo Wop Day

  • ‘50s music all day
  • Ice Cream Sodas 

May 18

Employee Appreciation Day

  • Cake Social – 1:30 p.m.
  • Prize Giveaways – 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

 

Kane Center at Ross

  

May 15

Hawaiian Day

  • Luau Social – 2:00 p.m. 

May 16

Red, White & Blue Day

  • North Hills Music Chorale – 10:30 a.m.
  • Ice Cream Sundaes – 2:00 p.m. 

May 17

‘50s Day

  • Elvis – 2:00 p.m. 

May 18

Sports Day

  • Coffee & Donuts 10:00 a.m.
  • Good Neighbor Bingo – 2:00 p.m. 

May 19

Celebrating Our Residents Day

  • Bingo – 2:00 p.m. 

 

Kane Center at Scott

  

May 15

1950s Day

  • Root Beer Floats 

May 16

1960s Day

  • Psychedelic Ice Cream Social – 2:30 p.m.
  • Ice Cream Sundaes – 2:00 p.m. 

May 17

1970s Day

  • Employee Appreciation Luncheon – all shifts

May 18

1980s Day

  • Disco Bingo – 2:00 p.m. 


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