Letter from the Administrator
Welcome to Henderson Nursing and Rehabilitation! It is hard to believe summer is ending! However, Fall is my FAVORITE time of year! I grew up in the country, so I always look forward to hay rides, roasting marshmallows by a fire and everything pumpkin spice! Of course, I cannot forget to mention Halloween! I always enjoyed dressing up and going trick or treating. One thing I always wanted to do was live in a subdivision so that we could pass out candy. Unfortunately, no one ever wanted to drive 13 miles outside of town to my house for a few candy bars! My family and I live in a subdivision in Owensboro now so I suppose I get to live out of childhood dreams after all! This year, my oldest son plans to be a Power Ranger and my littlest wants to be a dog—imagine that! We just got a new puppy named Phoebe. I have already brought her to the facility and the residents have really enjoyed her! As the leaves are starting to fall, it’s very comical to watch her jump and scatter through them!
Speaking about leaves and autumn, I am also reminded of a cause that is near and dear to my heart. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Anytime I have the opportunity to urge the community how important it is to attend their yearly mammograms and perform their self-checks on a regular basis, I cannot tell you enough how important it really is. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 46 and although, by the grace of God, she is a survivor, I have seen first-hand how important early detection is. As I always say, better safe than sorry!
I hope you enjoy the month of October and all of the fun activities we have planned to kick off the fall season. I hear that during Halloween, it can get very festive around here—including our Wizard of Oz theme candy trail every year. We welcome and encourage the families to participate as much as possible when we have events! As always, please let me know if you have any praises or concerns that I can relay or address with the staff here at HNR. I am always willing to listen. Have a blessed October!
Lindsay Turner, Administrator