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Ms. Alabama Nursing Home

 

79 Year Old Enterprise Resident Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home

MONTGOMERY – Ms. Verdell Goodson was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2013 during the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, July 22. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2013 Chandler Champion, who was co-host of the event.

Ms. Goodson, age 79, is a resident at Enterprise Health and Rehab Center in Enterprise. At her nursing home, Verdell has participated in the Coffee County Relay for Life, is a member of the resident council and plans to start a welcoming committee. She and her husband, B.J., have been married for 62 years and both live at Enterprise Health and Rehab Center.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Goodson will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners-up are:

1st Runner-up: Elaine Blankenship, Ms. Woodland Village Health Care, Cullman, Age 79

2nd Runner-up: Jane Lucas, Ms. Andalusia Manor, Andalusia, Age 64

3rd Runner up: Martha Grant, Ms. Talladega Health and Rehab, Talladega, Age 78

4th Runner up: Ruth Elaine Alexander, Ms. Florence Nursing & Rehab Center, Florence, Age 87

The top 10 finalists from the field of 70 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown.All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

“Each lady is a winner because she shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents and is actively involved in the life of her nursing home,” Alabama Nursing Home Association President Richard Brockman said. “These contestants are wonderful ambassadors of Alabama’s long term care profession and their individual nursing homes.”


 

Ms. Alabama Nursing Home

Athens Resident Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2012

In October, Athens Rehab & Senior Care resident Terry Jean Camp was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2012.  Ms. Camp will complete the reign of pageant winner Viola Thomas who passed away in September 2012.

Press Release Announcing Original Pageant Winner:

92 Year Old Choctaw County Resident Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home

MONTGOMERY – Ms. Viola Thomas was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home during the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, July 23. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2012 Anna Laura Bryan, who was co-host of the event.

Ms. Thomas, age 92, is a resident at Willow Trace Nursing Center in Butler. Viola was born in West Memphis, Arkansas, and was raised in Chicago, Illinois. At Willow Trace, she is vice-president of the Resident Council and a member of the Red Hat Society and the Welcoming Committee.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Thomas will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners-up are:

1st Runner-up: Terry Jean Camp, Athens Rehab and Senior Care, Athens, Age 62

2nd Runner-up: Kathryn Hale Ezell, Glenwood Healthcare, Florence, Age 82

3rd Runner up: Clara Jepson, Cullman Health Care, Cullman, Age 60

4th Runner up: Nona Sims, Enterprise Health and Rehab, Enterprise, Age 69

The top 10 finalists from the field of 64 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

“These ladies are wonderful ambassadors of their individual nursing homes and Alabama’s long-term care profession,” Alabama Nursing Home Association President Eddie Jackson said. “I believe that each lady is a winner because she is actively involved in the life of her nursing home and shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents,”


100 Year Old Andalusia Resident Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2011

MONTGOMERY – Ms. Felma Schrimshire was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home during the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, July 25. She was crowned by Miss Alabama 2011 Courtney Porter, who was co-host of the event.

Ms. Schrimshire, age 100, is a resident at Andalusia Manor in Andalusia. She was born and raised in Covington County and later moved to several places to work before retiring in Andalusia. She began teaching Sunday School when she was only 12 years old and taught for 78 years. Ms. Schrimshire has traveled to all 50 states, every Canadian province and several European countries. Ms. Schrimshire, who lives at Andalusia Manor with her sister, enjoys Bible study and encourages her fellow residents to get involved with nursing home activities.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Schrimshire will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. During her reign, she will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.

The runners-up are:

1st Runner-up: Bessie Smitherman, Ms. Shelby Ridge Rehab Select, Alabaster, Age 90

2nd Runner-up: Katherine Sanders, Ms. Arbor Springs Health & Rehab, Opelika, Age 76

3rd Runner up: Verma Reeves, Ms. Lineville Health & Rehab, Lineville, Age 89

4th Runner up: Mary Lois Shannon, Ms. Willow Trace Nursing Center, Butler, Age 101

The top 10 finalists from the field of 75 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

“Each lady is a winner because she is actively involved in the life of her nursing home and shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Executive Director Louis Cottrell said. “All of the ladies that participated are wonderful ambassadors of their individual nursing homes and long-term care in our state.”


Ms. Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2010

MONTGOMERY – Ms. Opaline Harper, was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home during the 28th annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover on Monday, August 9.

Ms. Harper, age 84, is a resident at Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center in Hanceville. She has four children, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. While raising her children with her husband Bill, Opaline worked as a caregiver at hospitals, nursing homes and private residences. She was also a cook at a school lunchroom and taught Sunday School at her local church. At Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center, she leads a Bible study every Wednesday and participates in a number of other activities.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Harper will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. She will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events throughout her reign.

The runners-up are:

1st Runner-up: Hilda Slaton, Ms. Northside Healthcare, Gadsden

2nd runner-up: Evelyn Daugherty, Ms. Lineville Health & Rehab, Lineville

3rd runner up: Frances Franklin, Ms. Haleyville Health Care Center, Haleyville

4th runner up: Janet Shoemaker Ratliff, Ms. Shelby Ridge Rehab Select, Alabaster

The top 10 finalists from the field of 67 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

“All of the ladies that participated are wonderful ambassadors of their individual nursing homes and long-term care in our state,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Executive Director Louis Cottrell said. “Each lady is a winner because she is actively involved in the life of her nursing home and shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents.”


Ms. Fair Haven Retirement Center Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2009

MONTGOMERY - Ms. Fair Haven Retirement Center, Jacqueline Lishkoff, was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home during the 27th annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham on Monday, August 3.

A life-long Birmingham resident, Ms. Lishkoff worked for Parisian for most of her career as a women’s department manager and later as a fur buyer. She was an active member of Temple Beth-El and supported the Birmingham Symphony. At Fair Haven, she is involved in several resident activities and enjoys making everyone smile. On a personal note, Ms. Lishkoff is 92 years young and has a daughter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms.Lishkoff will travel to various nursing homes and community events to share her experiences. She will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events. Fair Haven Retirement Center is a 197 bed facility located in Birmingham and owned by Methodist Homes for the Aging.

The runners-up are:

1st runner-up: Patricia Bradberry, Ms. Shelby Ridge Rehab Select, Alabaster

2nd runner-up: Fannie Mae Barber, Ms. Lanier Nursing Home, Valley

3rd runner up: Patsy Elliott, Ms. Henry County Health & Rehab, Abbeville

4th runner up: Ann Whiston, Ms. Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center & Nursing Home, Geneva

The top finalists from the field of 67 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown. All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

The field was narrowed to the top finalists during preliminary judging in Montgomery on July 29 where contestants were judged on their outlook on life and their involvement in their individual nursing homes.

“Each lady is a winner because she shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents and is actively involved in the life of her nursing home,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Executive Director Louis Cottrell said. “All of the ladies that participated are wonderful ambassadors of their individual nursing homes and long-term care in our state.”


Ms. Roanoke HealthCare Center Crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2008

Ms. Trina Ward is crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home during the 2008 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmigham on August 5. Joining Ms. Ward are Miss Alabama Amanda Tapley and Greene County Nursing Home Administrator Bob Coker.

MONTGOMERY – Ms. Roanoke HealthCare Center Trina Ward, age 33, was crowned Ms. Alabama Nursing Home 2008 during the 26th annual Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant held at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham on Tuesday, August 5.

Ms. Ward was born in Washington state where she was the first physically challenged student to be fully integrated into a regular classroom.  She often spoke to elementary students about her condition, Arthrogryposis, and her physical challenges. Arthrogryposis is characterized by reduced mobility of many joints of the body due to the overgrowth of fibrous tissue in the joints.  At Roanoke HealthCare Center, Ms. Ward is active in the church services and Bible study, reads to her fellow residents and makes necklaces for her friends.

As Ms. Alabama Nursing Home, Ms. Ward will travel to various nursing homes to share her experiences.  She will also serve as an ambassador for nursing home residents at several Alabama Nursing Home Association events.  Roanoke HealthCare Center is a 65 bed facility located in Roanoke and owned by Ball HealthCare Services.

The runners-up are:

1st Runner-Up: Ms. Woodland Village Nursing Home, Marie Bullock, Age 77, Cullman

2nd Runner-Up: Ms. Thomasville Nursing Home, Sue Mouring, Age 94, Thomasville

3rd Runner-Up: Ms. Canterbury Health Care, Lisa Strickland, Age 47, Phenix City

4th Runner-Up: Ms. SunBridge for Gardendale, Miriam Sampsom, Age 60, Gardendale

The top 10 finalists from the field of 70 contestants had individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges before competing on stage for the crown.  All of the other contestants in attendance were part of the Honor Court and were individually recognized during the pageant.

The field was narrowed to the top 10 during preliminary judging in Montgomery on July 30 where contestants were judged on their outlook on life and their involvement in their individual nursing homes.

“The ladies that participated in the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant should be commended because they are all wonderful ambassadors for their individual nursing homes and our profession in general,” Alabama Nursing Home Association Executive Director Louis Cottrell said.  “Each lady is a winner because she shares her optimistic outlook on life with her fellow residents and is actively involved in the life of her nursing home.”