Montgomery nursing home celebrates its own royalty

Far away from the hustling and bustling for a glimpse of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, a local nursing home has celebrated a royal occasion all its very own. A new queen has taken reign at Capitol Hill Healthcare and her mission is to advocate for older people and long-term care.

Annette Scott, 70, has been chosen as the new Ms. Capitol Hill Healthcare and will help others learn about the positives of living life in long-term care. The former certified nursing assistant for Good Samaritan Hospital in Selma, Alabama, was chosen during a pageant at Capitol Hill. Scott’s personality, winning smile, background and presentation bowled over the judges and she was chosen from a field of six competitors.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Scott now calls the Montgomery facility home. She spends her time enjoying her favorite activities such attending church services, planting flowers, playing bingo, praying, spending time with family and friends, and singing. During her reign, she will be an advocate for residents living at the facility and help shine a positive light on living in long-term care communities.

“We always want to remind people that there’s a lot of living going on in long-term care. Being older or having a disability does not mean that life stops being meaningful or interesting.” facility administrator Sharon Baker said. “We are so proud to have Ms. Scott represent us and help advocate for keeping people in long-term care engaged.”

Scott has four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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