TLC celebrates CNA week


Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton eyes resident Tommy Pharris as he aims for the target. -TLC Nursing Center

Oneonta Police Chief Charles Clifton eyes resident Tommy Pharris as he aims for the target. -TLC Nursing Center

Last week, TLC recognized their certified nursing assistants with fun and games that involved not only the staff, but the residents as well. Relay races, scavenger hunts, a dunking booth, food, and more food were all part of the celebration.The purpose of these festivities was to recognize the CNA staff and to help reduce stress levels.

The public joined in the celebration last Friday when staff members and Oneonta Police Department Chief Charles Clifton sat on the “hot seat” in the dunking booth. But if you ask Chief, he will tell you that the seat may have been hot, but the water was not. You see, officers graciously and generously dumped coolers full of ice in the water when it was chief’s time to sit high atop the pedestal.

But Clifton was ready for those trying to dunk him. He was armed with his personal water gun to blast those trying to put him in the water. It was all fun and games, and everyone enjoyed the afternoon of excitement.

TLC workers also accepted donations that will help a staff member who is incurring some out-of-the-ordinary medical expenses. Staff members are like family, and they want to help each other as much as possible.

Top: Resident Darrell Faulkner and social service director Eileen Rushing enjoy watermelon. Bottom: Officer Ryan Pinyan and Chaplain Bob Swain add ice to the dunking booth. -TLC Nursing Center

Top: Resident Darrell Faulkner and social service director Eileen Rushing enjoy watermelon. Bottom: Officer Ryan Pinyan and Chaplain Bob Swain add ice to the dunking booth. -TLC Nursing Center

All in all, it was a great week. Everyone had tons of fun and looks forward to the next celebration. You can never have too much fun!