Residents and staff of Georgiana Health and Rehabilitation recently enjoyed a day of fishing courtesy of Comfort Care Hospice. Pictured are, from left to right, Krista Lewis, Dana Casey, James Brooks, Bessie Nettles, Annette Merritt and Matilda Hartley. Not pictured are Gracie Stone, Kenneth Pate, Donald Goodwin and Michael Simpson. Advocate Staff/Tracy Salter

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Seniors go fishing

Published 3:50pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Residents and staff of Georgiana Health and Rehabilitation enjoyed a day of fishing courtesy of Comfort Care Hospice.

The day began with baiting hooks and finding the perfect spot to cast a line.

Dana Casey of Comfort Care Hospice was excited to treat the residents to a fishing trip.

“I think it is very important for people to be able to continue to enjoy the things that they have always enjoyed,” Casey said.  “I feel strongly about volunteering and giving back, it’s something that as citizens of a community, we should do more of.”

The pond was located about 15 minutes from Georgiana Health and Rehab, which made it convenient for the day trip.

Georgiana Health administrator Matt Goolsby was excited to be able to spend the day with staff and residents.

“I am glad that Comfort Care Hospice was able to do this.  It allowed us all to get out and enjoy a beautiful day,” Goolsby said.

Residents Bessie Nettles and James Brooks made the top catches of the day.

“It’s good to be out here today,” Nettles said.  ”I am glad to be out here fishing.”

“I think it is pretty good to be here today,” Brooks said. “I have caught some and then thrown some back; you don’t count the ones you throw back.”

 

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