Highland Park Manor celebrates National Skilled Nursing Week

Pictured at Highland Park Manor Nursing Home are Administrator RN Joyce Hightower, Activity Director Sharon Lewis, Social Worker MS Ginger Harman, DON RN Latorsha Baldwin, Dietary Supervisor Anita Allen, Mayor Steven Baldridge, Marketing Director William Lowe, Environmental Services Shannon Mink, and Maintenance Ryan Cooper. Not pictured is ADON Stephanie Mendoza.
(Kaitlyn Dillard/Times Staff)

Mayor Steven Baldridge spoke to Highland Park residents, staff and skilled nurses for National Skilled Nursing Week. 

Baldridge talked on recent updates the City of Okmulgee has achieved, such as the newly built skatepark and outdoor fitness court. Established in 1967, National Skilled Nursing Week will be celebrated at Highland Park with week-long activities, including a presentation on the history of the Muscogee Creek Nation on Tuesday, Salon Day on Wednesday, and Reminiscence Day on Thursday. 

National Skilled Nursing Week will come to a head Friday with the planting of a memory bush and a balloon release.  

“Our mission at Highland Park is to serve our community with care and devotion,” William Lowe, Highland Park Manor marketing director, said. “We are honored to have Mayor Steve Baldridge join us in celebrating nurses and the important role they play in caring for our seniors and family members.”

Highland Park Manor Nursing Home is a retirement and assisted living facility serving the seniors of Okmulgee, and the surrounding communities. It is a member of the StoneGate Senior Living, LLC family.


About National Skilled Nursing Week

Established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always beginning on Mother’s Day, National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

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