Valentine’s Day

Story by WVUA 23’s Maria Blough.

Valentine’s Day came a little early for the residents at the Park Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center.

For the second year in a row, residents enjoyed a party to celebrate the holiday.

Residents dressed in their finest for the occasion and Park Manor’s staff helped style hair and do makeup.

“This event meant a lot to residents,” said Jennifer Swindle, assistant director of nursing. “They were all excited today. They couldn’t wait until tonight to get down to the dining room. They looked forward to getting dressed up in their dresses, their suits and ties, and they really enjoyed it tonight.”

Some residents got in the spirit and danced to love songs as others clapped and swayed along.

“It’s great what they put on for us today,” said Bob Hagan, a resident at Park Manor. “The food’s great, the atmosphere is great and it’s just a kind of mundane life. We try to stay happy. It adds a lot of spirit in the heart and the soul.”

For those unable to make it to the dining room, the party came to them. Volunteers handed out pink roses to include them in the festivities.

The good food, music and dancing made the wait worth it. Love was in the air.

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