Marwood Nursing & Rehab – “My Best Older Friend” – Essay Contest

Marwood Nursing & Rehab is sponsoring its Annual Essay Contest for the elementary school children of St. Clair County.  This is held in conjunction with Older American’s Month and National Nursing Home Week.  They are asking students to write about a senior (65 or older) in their life and how this person has made an impact on them (e.g. – what they have learned, how that person has enriched their life).  There are no limitations to how much they write or type as long as it is legible.  Pictures are optional.   There may be 5 winners, one from each grade, 1-5.  A $20.00 cash prize will be awarded for the best essay from each grade. The essays will be judged by the residents of Marwood Nursing & Rehab.

Deadline for entries is April 12, 2019.  Please drop off or mail them to:

                          Activity Director

                          Marwood Nursing & Rehab

                          1300 Beard Street

                          Port Huron, Michigan 48060

Or email to

Please Note:  Winners will be notified by May 9th. The award presentation ceremony will be hosted by the Resident Council at Marwood Nursing & Rehab on May 16th at 7 p.m.  Winners will read their essays at the ceremony.  The family, teachers, and “Best Older Friend” of each winner will also be invited to attend the ceremony May 16th.

Each entry should include:

          Name of student


          Home or school phone number

          School and Teacher’s name (if applicable)

Essays will become the property of Marwood Nursing & Rehab.  Only the winning essays will be returned.  If you have any questions, please call Activities Department at 810-966-5452.