2020 Nursing Home Week




Sharing the Love, Sharing the Wisdom!
Celebrating National Nursing Home Week!

  Who says you cannot find joy in a quarantine?  Not Saluda Nursing Center! 

  Last week, May 11-15, was National Nursing Home Week. The theme was “Sharing the Wisdom.”  SNC took it a step further and made it an “Aloha” week.  Staff decorated the units—and themselves—to have a good time with the residents.  Grass skirts, leis, Hawaiian shirts and hats brought smiles to the faces of the young and old alike.  As fun as it was, the Hawaiian fun could not compete with the week’s kickoff—a love parade! 
  The residents lined the parking lot (six feet apart, of course) holding posters bearing messages for family members they hoped would come.  And come they did!  Family members and friends drove through, some in cars decorated with posters and Hawaiian decorations of their own, to speak to their loved ones from their cars.   Pure joy and emotion poured freely from residents and staff alike at the turnout and support shown by all who joined the parade.  Proverbs 17:22 says “a merry heart does good like a medicine.”  Aloha Week was just what the doctor ordered! 
  Saluda Nursing Center would like to express sincere gratitude to all who participated in National Nursing Home Week.  You made a difference.  Thank you for your continued support for SNC every day through your prayers and understanding.  The quarantine has not been easy for our residents—even if it is necessary to keep them safe from a virus that threatens them like no other segment of our population.   We thank you for every donation you make to help us provide necessities and fun prizes.  We strive every day to take care of our residents—and to bring a smile to their faces.


Saluda Food Bank Receives Donation
from Farm Bureau Insurance

  Farm Bureau Insurance agents in Saluda presented a check totaling $3,551 to Christ Central of Saluda to help meet the increased demand for assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis. The pantry is located at 208 N. Main St.
  Agency Manager George Winn and agents Scott Roberson and Ree Smith presented the food bank donation, Tuesday, May 5.
  “It is a pleasure to partner with Christ Central of Saluda,” said Winn. “I am proud to be a part of a company that is giving back to the community at a time when so many people are struggling.”
  The donation is one of many taking place across the state. Farm Bureau Insurance is donating a total of $300,000 to food banks all across South Carolina. Each Farm Bureau Insurance office is selecting a local food bank to assist in their community.
  “At South Carolina Farm Bureau we are committed to serving our rural communities, and I am excited that we are able to support the food banks with this donation,” South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation and South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company President Harry Ott said. “These food banks are a lifeline for so many and it is important for us to give back to them whenever possible, especially now in these unprecedented times.”
  In addition to the statewide food bank donations, Farm Bureau Insurance announced in April that the company will provide a two-month premium credit to its personal auto insurance customers. Other assistance is also available for those impacted by the virus. For more information about the company’s COVID-19 response, visit www.SCFBIns.com/covid-19.