TLC residents celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day



What is your favorite way to eat an Oreo? All in one bite, twisted apart, eat only the creme filling, eat only the chocolate wafer, or dipped in milk?

On Monday, TLC residents celebrated National Oreo Cookie Day by enjoying Oreo cookies and milk for the afternoon snack. Known for being “America’s favorite cookie,” there was loads of fun and laughter as the celebration marked the 105th birthday of the Oreo cookie.

Everyone enjoyed the party as they were able try different flavors of Oreos, such as Birthday Cake, Chocolate Strawberry, Golden Oreo, Red Velvet, Mint Oreo, Spring Oreo, Peanut Butter and Peeps Oreo, in addition to the traditional Chocolate Oreo.

Residents attending the celebration were polled and their favorite Oreo was the Golden Oreo. Several attendees were seen dipping their cookie in milk before enjoying their sweet treat.

Tables were adorned with black and white tablecloths and balloons to add to the celebration. Staff dressed in black scrubs with an Oreo sign across their chest.

Ina Brown, activity director, had a white shirt under her scrub top. She pulled her white shirt down past her scrub top and proclaimed to be the “double stuff” Oreo. This made several people giggle.

Ellen Barton (above), 101, is almost as old as the Oreo cookie, which debuted on March 6, 1912. When asked if she remembered the debut of the Oreo cookie, she laughed and replied, “Heaven’s, no.” By the way, her favorite Oreo was the mint flavor.

To add to the celebration, Barton agreed to represent TLC at the 2017 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant, which will be held in Birmingham in July.