Photos from Victim and Volunteer Services Director Latera Davis
Recently, the youth and staff of DJJ launched the We Care Campaign to give back to local citizens and to improve communities in Georgia. As part of the campaign, youth donated Mother's Day cards, plants and flag pallets to honor the residents of the Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville.
Participants in this year's We Care Campaign included the Bell Minor staff, Gainesville RYDC Director Herman Oglesby, Victim and Volunteer Services staff members Loronda Giddens and Sara Gardner, the Metro RYDC Girl Scouts, the Eastman YDC horticultural program students and the Augusta YDC. The We Care Campaign is part of National Nursing Home Week.
During National Nursing Home Week, skilled nursing care centers will unite under the theme, “The Spirit of America.” This theme underscores the bond between staff, volunteers and residents that capture the American spirit.
Established by the American Health Care Association in 1967 and always beginning on Mother’s Day, National Nurising Home Week provides an opportunity for residents and their loved ones, staff, volunteers and surrounding communities to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.