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Off to the Races Was One Theme at the Sweet Nursing Home in September


October 14, 2020

Betty Haldemann appears pleased with how her hat came to life with its flowers and other decorative elements.

Last month, residents at the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) celebrated the Kentucky Derby, remembered the fallen on Patriot Day, and spent ample time in the activity room as the temperatures began to drop with the onset of autumn.

In preparation for the Kentucky Derby, which took place on September 5 in Louisville, residents of the SMNH recreated the annual battle for the Derby's most eye-catching hat. Many of the ladies gathered to decorate hats in true derby style- to make a statement or to attract attention with flowers, ribbons, and beads. A few of the men played along, wearing cowb...

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