Heritage Manor News: Daylight Savings Time begins

(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Patricia Duplechin, resident activity director at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. This column runs every Sunday in The Gazette.)
Daylight savings time begins today, March 14. Spring forward is one way to remember which way to change your clock. Records indicate the phrase “spring forward” has been used at least as far back as the early 20th Century. Daylight savings time is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Bay, Canada. Daylight savings time is now used in 70 countries worldwide and affects over 1 billion people every year.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on the 17th of March each year. The day commemorates St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals. This is a day to wear green or shamrocks.
Happy birthday to Roberta Lafleur and Beatrice LeBlanc. Get well wishes to our loved ones in the hospital. Welcome to our home Vivalyn Lejeune and Sylvan Lavergne.
Our activities this week include beauty shop, in-room visits, bingo, exercise, pokeno, bedside Rosary, manicures, jingo, snack wagon, ice cream, and bookmobile.
We are booking appointments for inside visits. Please call and ask for the activity department.

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