In observance of National Nursing Home Week, Cherry Ridge Skilled Nursing Facility is in the midst of a full week of activities.
On Monday, the staff dressed in camouflage. They attended the Parish Wide Balloon Release and then had a Bingo Bash with guests.
On Tuesday, they dressed in sports wear. The Cherry Ridge Baptist Church Bell Choir entertained followed by karaoke with nachos, pickles and popcorn.
On Wednesday, the staff dressed up in 50's and 60's style clothing. They had an ice cream social in the afternoon.
On Thursday, the staff will wear western style clothing. They will have church singing and fruit in the morning and watch a John Wayne movie in the afternoon. Along with the movie, they will have a hay ride and horses.
Friday's activities will include circus games and a picnic with VIP guests. In the afternoon, they will play Bingo. Other events for the residents are announced daily.
“Our main goal is to serve the elderly and anyone in need of nursing home placement. We are not just about having someone come in and keeping them here with us. We like for someone to come in and get therapy and skilled services and be able to return to the community,” said Susan Cobb, Director of Nursing.
Cherry Ridge is a nursing home at 5980 Cherry Ridge Road in Bastrop. The facility offers 24-hour nursing care as well as therapy and skilled services.