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Seniors relive their glory days through awards

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm

The Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA)/Tennessee Center for Assisted Living (TNCAL) have named Frances (Susie) Mungall, a resident at Lincoln Care Center, to its annual Who’s Who in Tennessee Long-term Care.

Honorees in this year’s Who’s Who recognition program include military heroes, educators, entertainers and other elders living in THCA/TNCAL member nursing homes and assisted living communities statewide.

Mungall lost her first husband during World War II. She and her second husband, Bob, lived in Virginia, where he worked for NASA. She remembers having several astronauts over for dinner. When the space program moved to Florida, Mungall became an interior decorator and studied art with artist Jack Clifton.

Mungall will receive a Who’s Who certificate of achievement during National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18, an event celebrating the staff, residents, volunteers and family members who contribute to the quality of life for those living in our nation’s long-term care facilities. Her profile will also be featured on THCA’s website, www.thca.org.

“This year, our theme was ‘Glory Days,’ and we asked our caregivers to help our residents relive the great times in their lives,” THCA Executive Director Jesse Samples said. “It is a privilege to recognize these men and women for their accomplishments. They have made many notable contributions to their communities and touched the lives of all who have known them.”

Since 1983, the Who’s Who in Tennessee Long-term Care program has recognized almost 2,000 outstanding individuals living in THCA/TNCAL member facilities who have made noteworthy contributions to society and helped to shape history through their actions.

Lincoln Care Center is a member of THCA/TNCAL, a nonprofit organization whose members include senior living communities throughout the state. For more information on long-term care in Tennessee, visit www.thca.org.