County Long-Term Care Center Celebrated National Nursing Home Week

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Hilda and Robert Poland enjoyed an ice cream social at Roosevelt Care Center at Old Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – In honor of National Nursing Home Week, Roosevelt Care Center hosted numerous special events in celebration of its long-term care residents.

In line with this year’s theme “Celebrating the Journey,” both of Middlesex County’s long-term care campuses, located in Edison and Old Bridge, participated in a fashion that would help residents not only feel cared for, but cared about.

“Our residents have lived full lives and we want to honor each and every person who has included us in their journey,” said Roosevelt Care Center Administrator Dr. Frank Damiani. “This is a perfect opportunity to involve families and the public in paying respect to the seniors in our Roosevelt community.”

Some of the events that took place during the week of May 13 and May 19 included a Mother’s Day Tea, visiting entertainers, an ice cream social, a country fair, gardening and more.

“Many of our residents are the same people who nurtured our communities and helped them grow,” said Roosevelt Care Center at Old Bridge Administrator John Sedor. “They are the teachers, the business owners and the civil servants who’ve invested their lives to give all of us a brighter future. So it only seems fitting this week to recognize their sacrifices and contributions.”

The American Health Care Association, a non-profit federation which represents approximately 11,000 long-term and post-acute care facilities throughout the country, first established the National Nursing Home Week in 1967.

This week-long observation typically starts the second Sunday in May and is intended to honor the more than 1 million aging adults and disabled individuals nation-wide, who are currently utilizing the services of a long-term care facility.

For more information on Roosevelt Care Center, which is operated by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority and funded through the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, interested parties can log onto

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