Community cookout set in Florala

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Following the “Living the Aloha Spirit,” theme in honor of National Nursing Home Week, Florala Health and Rehabilitation will hold a luau and cookout for the community on Friday.

The event will kick off at 10 a.m.

“We would like to invite families, friends and all others to come and have food and fellowship with us, and to join in our day of festivities,” Jeana Spears, admission coordinator and marketing at FHR. “We have been truly blessed to serve such a wonderful community, and would like to take this time to extend our thanks to you.”

National Nursing Home Week runs through Saturday.

According to American Health Care Association, the word aloha has a deeper significance than just a fond farewell.

“By living the aloha spirit, we show others love and respect and joyfully share life in order to create a better world,” the site says. “Key attributes of the aloha spirit include patience, kindness and good feelings and respect in caring about others. Embracing aloha-centeredness will cast a warm glow throughout your center and community.”

The association says the goal in long-term and post-acute skilled nursing care centers is always person-center team care in a harmonious, caring environment, which they call living the aloha spirit.