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Activities

Teri Weiman, SSD-AD

Building trust

I cheerfully met our new resident, Maria. She was accompanied by her daughter and son and was noticeably defying this change in her environment. She folded her arms across her chest and gave me eye contact. I could tell by her facial expressions that Maria wanted desperately to communicate with me but felt neither safe nor adequate in expressing her feelings.

Teri Weiman, SSD-AD

My twinkling star

As the social services and activity director in a 92-bed skilled nursing facility, I am fortunate to share in a precious season of residents’ lives. Our experiences with them are so amazing. Truly, you can’t make up this stuff.

TV owners in nursing homes to get digital conversion coupons

Nursing home residents will be included after all in a government coupon program aimed at easing the national transition to digital television. Residents will join others who previously were declared eligible to receive up to two $40 coupons to buy analog-TV converter boxes, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Tuesday.

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