Celebrating the journey

By Sen. Joe Hune
22nd Senate District

Did you know that May 13 through 19 is National Nursing Home Week? This year, the theme is “Celebrating the Journey,” because, as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

According to the American Health Care Association, National Nursing Home Week spotlights nursing home residents and staff and encourages all to celebrate those who make a positive difference in their lives every day.

To celebrate, skilled nursing care centers across the country will host events to honor the lives and milestones of the people they care for and the staff who serve them.

I encourage you to participate and celebrate the journey by visiting loved ones, friends and neighbors who may be living in a nursing home the week of May 13. If you are unable to visit in person, consider making a phone call, mailing a greeting card or letter, sending flowers, or emailing. A simple kindness like this could make someone’s day.

To learn more about National Nursing Home Week, visit www.nnhw.org.


Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.