May 7, 2014

Senior Briefs: May 7, 2014

‘Conversations with Gram’ to be shown

MALONE — Mountain Lake PBS, in cooperation with the fourth-grade class at Holy Family School, will hold “From 9 to 90: Conversations with Gram,” a Community Coffee Hour Series documentary, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the school.

In the documentary, Mary Brockway Dufort Bomyea, a 1940 St. Joseph’s Academy graduate, and her 9-year-old great-granddaughter discover that it isn’t just the children who learn from talking with their grandparents, a press release states.

They realize how much fun it can be spending time together while revealing to the audience the positive impact of generational learning, according to the release.

Meadowbrook marks Nursing Home Week

PLATTSBURGH — Meadowbrook Healthcare is celebrating National Nursing Home Week from May 11 through 17 with an “Aloha” theme that represent kindness, unity, truthfulness, humility and patience, according to a press release.

Flowers will be distributed to all mothers on Mother’s Day, May 11. Also, Mayor Jim Calnon will make a proclamation.

The week’s activities for the residents, family and staff include: a Pine Wood Derby hosted by local the Boy Scouts, who will be will be racing their cars for our residents; special events; social gatherings; outdoor events; and more. Families are welcome to come and enjoy this week with their loved ones.

“National Nursing Home Week is a great gateway for gathering our community, families and staff to represent the heart of our home,” Kim Parker-Clowney, activities director at Meadowbrook Healthcare, said in the release. “This year our ‘Aloha’ spirit will shine through with many diverse programs and activities planned to celebrate all.”

There will be a Hawaiian barbecue, Hawaiian Pizza Day and tropical-themed meal featuring music by B.J. Hughes.

For more information about National Nursing Home Week at Meadowbrook Healthcare, call Laurie Marvin at 563-5440, Ext. 168, or email

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