Parkview Healthcare Facility's Parkview Outlook May 2017

O 1 Parkview UTLOOK Volume 25, Issue 5 May 2017 Parkview Healthcare Facility is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, Mo., 65613, 417-326-3000 Facility Location: 119 West Forest, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-3000 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Resident of the Month 1 Staff of the Month 1 Activity Highlights 2 Calendar of Events 3 SCU Calendar 4 Resident Photos 5 Resident Birthdays 6 New Residents 6 Discharges 6 Meet: Dorian Russell Staff of the Month What is your job at PV? Activities Assistant How long have you worked at PVHCF? 3 Months What is your favorite thing about Parkview? The residents, I love getting to know them and spending time with them. What is your favorite thing to do when you are not at work? Spending time with my family and friends and taking naps. Meet Jerry McCarty, Resident of the Month Jerry McCarty was born on Aug. 12, 1932, in Fair Play Mo., to parents Frank and Edith Harville. She was the third youngest child in a family of 11 children including four boys and seven girls. Jerry’s father was a farmer and she enjoyed growing up on a farm with her siblings. On the farm, they had cattle, sheep, horses, and hogs. Her father was also a handy man and anytime anyone in the area needed help he was the one to call. Jerry shared that while growing up she really enjoyed living and working on the farm. She and her siblings would do their chores together and they always helped each other out. They also enjoyed making their own games. Her favorite was when her dad made a ball out of leather and twine and cut a board down for them to use as a bat and they would play baseball to- gether. “We were poor, but my dad always taught us to work hard and be honest,” says Jerry. Jerry met Ray D McCarty in Fair Play. He was from Bolivar, but there was a group of Boli- var boys who would come to Fair Play activities “looking for girls to pick up.” The couple married in December 1952 in the home of their pastor. Jerry was 18 and Ray was 23 when they married. Ray was a farmer raising hogs, sheep and turkeys. Jerry shared that Ray preferred raising turkeys and they had 4,000 - 5,000 turkeys on their farm. She remembers driv- ing the tractor to feed them all. Jerry worked outside the home also at the Whole Sale Company in Bolivar for 18 years. She then went to work at SBU as the administrative assistant to the Provost. She worked for SBU for 25 years. She shared that this job was very special to her. She enjoyed meeting with the students, helping them select course schedules, and encouraging them while they completed their education. Jerry has one son, Morgan. He and his wife, Julie, live in Bolivar with their daughter, Addie. Church has always been an important part of her life and she has been a mem- ber of Mt. Olive Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Throughout the years, Jerry has enjoyed reading and working word puzzles. She even read 50 books the year she re- tired! Before coming to Parkview, Jerry loved to watch wildlife out of her living room pic- ture window. When asked what she likes most about Parkview, Jerry shared that she can’t say enough. “The people are good and so is the food,” says Jerry. She wants to encourage anyone to visit Parkview first if you need a place to stay. Congratulations Jerry on being chosen as the Parkview Healthcare Facility resident of the month! Are you a caring individual who would like to assist in caring for the elderly? Parkview Healthcare Facility has opportunities in its volunteer and nursing program. For more information, call administrative director Tim Francka, at 417-326-3000.