Students help launch National Nursing Home Week locally

A group of Hillsboro fifth-graders joined with residents of Salem Home in Hillsboro Monday to participate in a balloon launch to signify the start of National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20. Prior to the launch, students read to the residents original stories they had written about animals. Joshua Friesen, life enhancement coordinator at Salem Home, organized the event to honor nursing homes, their residents, and the people who staff the homes and provide personal care for the residents.