By BRENDA TWARDOSKY
Wow, spring is almost gone! Even though we haven't had a banner spring, the grounds here at Belknap County Nursing Home are amazing! BCNH would really like to give a shout out to the Lake Opechee Garden Club! Their Master Gardener(s) have brought so much color and beauty to our courtyards, we are so thankful! They have come and weeded, planted and improved the courtyards for our residents. The residents are out there often when the nice weather comes, and to have such a peaceful, colorful place to sit really means a lot to them.
They don't just forget about us after spring has passed either. They made beautiful winter arrangements last year and gave them to every resident in the facility to brighten up their rooms! They had greenery, beautiful ribbons, and some had holiday glam. We are so blessed to have this relationship with the Lake Opechee Garden Club. Thank you for all you do for our residents!
We are celebrating our nursing assistants this week, a very big part of what makes our facility amazing! National Nursing Assistant Week is celebrated June 9 through the 16. It's a great time to thank all the wonderful Nursing Assistants that impact our resident's lives on a daily basis. Thank you to all the nursing assistants at BCNH for everything you do for our residents!
Looking forward, summer is coming and everyone is excited about all the great things we will be able to do during the summer months. We plan to welcome all the Bikers for Bike week. We will set up tents and watch the bikes as they go by. Hopefully some of the bikers will stop by and join us in the parking lot to let the residents see all of the different bikes that come and visit Laconia every year. We plan to go to the beach a few times, shopping, out for ice cream and are looking for some great places to picnic!
Do you have some extra time this summer? Want to join us? Come volunteer with us at Belknap County Nursing Home! Come help take the residents shopping, join a Wii bowling team, gardening, or just making a difference in someone's day. Volunteers are always wanted! Contact the Activity Department to sign up today!
Brenda Twardosky is the director of recreation at the Belknap County Nursing Home.