- Cullman, Alabama


July 10, 2012

Jepson to compete in Ms. Alabama Nursing Home

CULLMAN — Clara Jepson, 60, has been selected as a top 10 finalist for the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant to be held at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham at 2 p.m. Monday, July 23. The winner of the pageant will serve as a spokesperson for nursing home residents and the Alabama Nursing Home Association.

Earlier this year, Ms. Jepson earned the title of Ms. Cullman Healthcare & Rehab Center by competing in the facility's local pageant. Cullman HealthCare & Rehab Center is a 95-bed facility located in Cullman and owned by USA Health Care Inc.

Ms. Jepson considers her home town to be Cullman Alabama, and her actual home Cullman Health Care Nursing Home. She is very outgoing and very much involved with all of the activities. Clara has even stated how lucky she is to help the facility and spread a positive image of nursing homes today! She is a proud mother of three and a grandmother of eight. If Clara could give one piece of advice to everyone today it would be to love one another and treat someone how you want to be treated.

Ms. Jepson and the other finalists were selected from a field of 63 contestants during preliminary judging in Montgomery. The contestants are evaluated on their outlook on life, personality, poise and involvement in their individual nursing homes.

"These 63 ladies are to be commended because they are wonderful ambassadors for their individual nursing home and Alabama's long-term care profession," Alabama Nursing Home Association President Eddie Jackson said. "Each one captures the spirit of the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant which is a celebration of life and of our nursing home residents' contributions to the lives of others."

Other ladies from the Cullman County area selected as finalists for the Ms. Alabama Nursing Home Pageant are:

Ms. Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center, Mary Mead, Hanceville;

Ms. Woodland Village Health Care, Linda Tarwater, Cullman.

Clara Jepson and the other finalists will have individual interviews with the panel of celebrity judges on the morning of July 23 before competing on stage that afternoon.


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