Nursing Home extends welcome to volunteers for dance

ELIZABETHTOWN Horace Nye Nursing Home residents are preparing to party, but would appreciate a bit of help from the community. On Saturday, Feb. 23 the home will host a Cabin Fever Dance from 2-4 p.m. DJ Sound Obsessions of Mooers Forks will be spinning the tunes, with a spotlight on big band music of the 1930s and 40s. The event is free, and refreshments will be available. Dance organizer Kim Feeley said community participation would help make the dance a success. So from the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Art Club has agreed to provide decorations, and several church youth groups will be helping out by serving refreshments. Residents will need traveling to the dining hall from there rooms. Community members are also welcome to come and provide dance partners for the residents. Feeley said it was important for the community to be involved in the home, which can house up to 100 residents. I would really like to see more community involvement, said Feeley. Nursing Home Administrator Deborah Gifford said the event would provide people a chance to reconnect, along with having a good time. We really welcome community involvement and participation in our residents lives. It is our hope that by having this type of function, that (community members) will join us and reacquaint themselves with people they have known in years past and they have lost touch with, said Gifford. She added any kind of community involvement was welcome. People are welcome and encouraged to visit residents. People interested in volunteering or who desire more information can contact Feeley at 873-9169, the nursing home at 873-3570 or just show up the day of the event. Everyone is welcome.

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