Mayor Nelson signs Residents Rights Proclamation
Photo by Arlene Gibson
Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson met with residents and staff at Middlesboro Health and Rehabilitation Center to sign and declare a proclamation designating October 2019 as National Residents’ Rights Month. Cumberland Valley District Long Term Care Ombudsman, Arlene Gibson, was also on hand. Gibson serves as an advocate for all residents in long-term care facilities. She also provides resources and guidance for families with concerns and questions related to long-term care, serving the eight counties and 18 facilities. Pictured, from left, back row, are: Melissa Robbins, Administrator, Abigail Hickey, Social Service Director, Arlene Gibson, Ombudsman. In the front row are residents Hassie Thomas and Norma Akers, Mayor Nelson, residents William Thompson, Ruth McNeil and Mary Starr.