I had the joy this week to visit Piqua Manor Nursing Home and give a Proclamation for National Nursing Home Week. I give thanks for all our citizens who are residents of the skilled nursing care centers and those who work in the skilled nursing care centers located here in Piqua.
WHEREAS, we honor and respect our elders and citizens of any age with physical or intellectual disabilities who reside in skilled nursing care centers in the City of Piqua; and
WHEREAS, skilled nursing care centers throughout our area are holding events in observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 8th to May 14th, using this year’s theme of “It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart;” and
WHEREAS, I urge all citizens to visit a loved one, family member or friend residing in any care setting and offer a kind word, a personal touch, and time spent participating in various activities as a way to help in all walks of life in need of our continuing love and support; and
WHEREAS, my administration is committed to quality health care, we take this moment to embrace the spirit of the theme; “It’s a Small World, with a Big Heart.” Let’s join all residents, patients, caregivers, nurses, other staff and visitors in celebrating their special week; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, declare the week of May 8th through May 14th, 2016 as National Nursing Home Week, a week to honor our vulnerable citizens who receive care, or the dedicated ones giving care.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 8th day of May 2016.
KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR