Ideas for Celebrating National Nursing Home Week

Looking for ways to honor employees, nursing assistants, and volunteers during National Nursing Home Week? Our experts have come up with some ingenious ideas to make your event week exciting and special for your team as well as your residents.

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One: Hideaway "Tote" Cards

Give several nursing home staff members a nice surprise this National Nursing Home Week®. Tuck a local grocery store gift card into a dozen “Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits” Brookhaven Shopper Totes or Sayville Dual Cooler Bags at random. Then, when you hand out the Totes or Cooler Bags to staff members, tell each recipient to check for a gift card.

Two: Green and On-The-Go

Offer nursing home employees a gift that you know they’ll use—and that’s good for the environment. Many of them work long hours and drink lots of coffee to stay energized. With this in mind, pass out reusable “Behind Every Great Nursing Home Is A Great Staff” Montauk Insulated Travel Mugs during National Nursing Home Week®.

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Three: Comfortable for a Cause

Put a new spin on “Wear Jeans To Work Day.” At the beginning of the week, let staff members know that, at the end of the week, they can wear a T-Shirt instead of a scrub top if they make a small donation to a local charity. Give those who want to participate “Touching Lives, Lifting Spirits” T-Shirts.

Four: Celebrate Your Staff

Organize a special event for both your residents and staff. Invite a local children’s dance group to come in and perform for them in your facility’s activity room. Serve healthy snacks and drinks, and decorate the room with Balloons and Posters from the Nursing Home Celebration Pack.

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Follow these handy ideas and you'll be set for event success! Paired with terrific gifts from Positive Promotions, they're a great way to celebrate your nursing home staff that cares for residents just like family.