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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sterling Nursing Home Media, PA Wins National Best Practices Award

Sterling Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the Sterling Activity Department has won the 2010 National Certification Council for Activity Professionals’ (NCCAP) Best Practices Award.

Selected as first in the nation from entries submitted by retirement communities, assisted living facilities, adult day care and nursing homes across the United States, the award was presented by the NCCAP at their annual symposium held recently (June 4 -5th) in Ohio. NCCAP is the only national certification body specifically serving senior populations.

Under the leadership of Nancy Newman, Sterling Activity Director, the award recognized the monthly Sterling Science Program during which residents enjoy learning about scientific discoveries and current events through hands-on experiments, such as a model volcano built by Kelley Smith, Sterling activity assistant with science information provided by Gloria Hoffner, a Sterling musician.

Sterling’s activity department provides residents with a wealth of daily activities including music, art lessons, cooking demonstrations, garden club, men’s poker club, religious services, brain strengthening games, pet therapy and in season bar-b-qs and box lunch socials. Special events include carnivals with games of chance and mouth watering funnel cake, guest entertainers, garden tea parties with strolling musicians, and holiday theme parties from a festival musical Flag Day celebration to Halloween costume parades!

The residents enjoy outings to local sights including Redwood, a community center in Upland with live music and dancing, as well as trips to local stores, baseball games in season, Hedgerow Theatre, church dinners, and the senior center.

And every day, sometimes twice a day, Sterling presents residents with individual birthday cakes and celebrations because Sterling believes each special resident deserves recognition on their special day! To learn more about Sterling, click HERE.
The information in this blog was reported to me by Gloria Hoffner of Guitar with Gloria.

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