Nursing home turns back the clock (The Daily Home)

With a tick and a tock, they turned back the clock to the 1950s and the “Good Ole Days” for a special activity at Coosa Valley Nursing Home in Sylacauga Saturday.

Jerry Martin/ The Daily Home Walter Butler and Maelisa Smith share a dance at the Coosa Valley Nursing Home’s 1950s-themed party.“This is our first time to hold an activity day with the 1950s theme,” said Tyra Woods, activity director for Coosa Valley Nursing Home. “We hold activities daily, then a bigger activity about once a month. The activities which include family, friends and the community we hold about once or twice a year.”

Woods said some attendees dressed in 1950s style clothing. Entertainment included an Elvis impersonator, rock and roll music, a cruise-in and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs along with malts and banana splits for desert.

“We want to thank the local businesses and industries who donated the ice cream, tents and other items to help make this day great,” she said.

For the cruise-in, Annette and Tony Bohannon, of Smyrna, AL, brought their 1967 Ford Mustang.

“Our car buddies had a flyer about this event and shared it with us,” Annette Bohannon said. “We were the first to arrive, and there has been a lot of interest in the car.”

Bohannon said the Mustang has a 289 V8 automatic and a tilt wheel.

“We know a 99-year-old woman who is a resident here so we will get to visit with her,” she said. “We are delighted to be at this event.”

Coosa Valley Nursing Home resident Troy Brown, who has lived at the home for about a year-and-a-half, said she really enjoys the activities.

“The 1950s is cool—I love the music,” she said. “I always enjoy the singers and there is a big crowd. I also like the decorations, and the banana split is my favorite. I look forward to more activities like this.”