Bridge Organization gives $5,000 to keep Ombudsman at residents’ bedsides

Andra Gyor (right) of Lexington presents a check for $5,000 to Sherry Culp of the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency (NHOA) of the Bluegrass, Inc.

Gyor is president of Unit 64 of the American Contract Bridge League Charity Foundation Corporation (ACBL) and a longtime NHOA supporter.

“I’ve participated in Designer Showcase several times, so I’m familiar with the important service the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency provides for residents of nursing homes,” Gyor explained. “When it came time to choose a recipient for this donation, I looked for an organization with a great mission that also mirrored the demographics and geographic location of our membership, which is Central and Eastern Kentucky. This was a perfect fit.”

NHOA’s mission of improving the quality of care for residents of nursing homes, personal care homes, and family care homes becomes even more meaningful now that Gyor’s mother, Janice Langston, will soon move to a long-term care facility. “Everybody in their lifetime will know someone who’s in a nursing home. It’s important to support this often forgotten segment of the population.”

Both women, who own Janice’s at the Salt Box in Chevy Chase, are retiring from retail soon. The Lexington interior design, furniture, and home décor firm that’s been a fixture in Chevy Chase for 40 years will close soon. Gyor will operate her interior design business out of her home.

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