Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dine-Out-A-Day Program Implemented for Residents at WMC Nursing Home

News Release: Going out to eat with a group of friends is one of life’s most enjoyed pass times. Nothing beats good food coupled with good conversation in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Realizing that the residents at Winston Medical Center Nursing Home might enjoy the opportunity to dine together at some of Louisville restaurants, Marketing Director Brandi Krajewski began to make calls to local resturant owners and managers seeking opportunities for residents at Winston Medical Center.

Frieda Bassett, Activity Director and Tanya Whittle, Activity Assistant took residents Monday, March 18th to McDonalds for lunch. "The residents enjoyed a different atmosphere and just getting out of the nursing home to enjoy a afternoon of fun." “People notice when we pull up in the facility’s van and come inside,” Bassett said. “I always tell them why we’re there and how the owner/manager is helping to make a difference in the residents’ lives.” “I’m just so grateful to these great local businesses for giving the residents this opportunity,” said Bassett. “It’s just amazing what you can do when everyone pitches in to help out.”

“We are very lucky to live in a community where our local businesses want to give back to our residents. Resturants have offered discounts to our residents to make it affordable for them to enjoy going out to eat. There have been some resturants who offered to donate items to the residents,” said Krajewski.

The Dine-Out-A-Day Program will be held monthly and residents will be rotated to allow everyone who wishes to participate an opportunity to go. Local Resturants include Sonic Drive In, McDonald's, Luigi's, Hardee's, and Wood's Grocery. Any restaurant who wishes to become involved can contact Freida Bassett at 662-779-5121.

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