Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month was created more than 65 years ago by mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all.  One in five American adults lives with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition.

National Stroke Awareness Month

A time to educate the nation and spread awareness about stroke prevention, symptom recognition and recovery.

Older Americans Month

Presidential Proclamation: from 1963 through 1973 this was called Senor Citizens Month.  In 1974 is became Older Americans Month.

May 6th – 12th

National Nurses Week

A week to honor the outstanding efforts of nurses everywhere to strengthen the health of the nation.  It ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

May 7th

National Day of Prayer

Always the first Thursday in May

May 10th

Mother’s Day

Observed first in 1907 at the request of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA, who asked her church to hold a service in memory of all mothers on the anniversary of her mothers death.  The second Sunday in May is celebrated as Mother’s Day.

May 10th – 16th

National Skilled Nursing Care Week

This coming May, participate in NSNCW by sharing the wisdom of those you serve with the theme, Sharing Our Wisdom.

Wisdom is a synthesis of knowledge and experience. Residents offer a unique perspective based on their life experiences, reminding us to be present, celebrate the small moments, and value connections.  There is much insight, purpose, and wisdom to be learned from our elders, those living with dementia, and people with developmental and intellectual disabilities if we ​​just ask questions and listen. National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) 2020 will focus on the collective wisdom that residents can offer and share.

May 27th – 29th

FHCA Nurse Leadership Program

Designed for all disciplines, This program is designed to help you keep pace with the latest clinical, regulatory, and quality improvement developments as a long term care professional. To be held at the Don CeSar Hotel, 3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, FL  33706.

May 28th

Memorial Day

Legal public holiday.  Memorial Day  is also known as Decoration Day because of the tradition of decorating the graves of service people.  An occasion for honoring those who have died in battle.