GOSHEN – Orange County’s Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation is celebrating National Skilled Nursing Care Week this week with a variety of activities.
Established by the American Health Care Association in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers in administering to America’s senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
Valley View kicked off Skilled Nursing Care Week with opening ceremonies on Monday in the facility’s Town Center. Valley View honored seven of its employees who are celebrating service anniversaries, including building maintenance mechanic Al Towers, who has been with the county for 40 years.
MDS coordinator Jackie Sherlock and building service worker Richard Williams were recognized for 30 years of service. Employees recognized for 25 years of service include building maintenance mechanic Ed Sierra, activity specialist Debbie Manzo, and certified nursing assistants Angelica Rodriguez and Janeita Wallace-Searchwell.
Valley View hosted other events during the week, including a sip and paint program, karaoke and cocktails, a cookie decorating contest and a social hour on May 17 to conclude the festivities.
“Skilled Nursing Care Week helps us honor and celebrate our residents and our dedicated staff members,” said Valley View administrator Laurence LaDue. “It’s a great week of fun-filled activities that our residents and staff participate in together.”