Nursing Home Week Stories Wanted

Rick Patterson and Joanne O'Connor in Public Relations

National Nursing Home Week (May 14 – 20, 2017) is one of the best opportunities NYSHFA members have to generate positive press coverage about their facilities. NOW is the time to be thinking about inviting local press to the special events you have planned at your facility.

This year’s theme, “The Spirit of America” underscores the bond between staff, volunteers and residents that capture the American spirit. Staff and residents view each other in the spirit of family. For staff, this reality is often a calling to a special mission and a life’s work.

The American Health Care Association offers a Planning Guide with very helpful information on their website at

If you need assistance in publicizing your National Nursing Home Week activities, please complete the attached Survey and return to Joanne O’Connor at NYSHFA by May 8, 2017.

We know that National Nursing Home Week is a very special – and busy – time for NYSHFA members. But it is also an excellent opportunity to tell your community about the wonderful people and activities in your facility.

If you have any questions, please contact Rick Patterson or Joanne O’Connor at NYSHFA.

Rick Patterson
Senior Director, Business Development
518-462-4800 ext. 19

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23