National Nursing Home Week celebrated in Longview

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - At an East Texas nursing home, it was time to strike up the band.

Patriotic music and the Longview High School ROTC kicked off National Nursing Home Week at Summer Meadows Nursing Home in Longview.

The week is to single out nursing homes and the contributions they make to helping the elderly all over the country.

"The wonderful care that nursing homes give elderly people, when they don't have a place to go," said Earlene Reimer, a Summer Meadows Resident. "I could have stayed with my children, but I don't want to be a burden on my children. I'd rather be out here."

At Monday's ceremony, Longview city councilwoman Sydney Willis read a proclamation thanking care-givers across East Texas.