image

Most Americans celebrate Independence Day with lots of good food, family and friends—the way it's supposed to be, right? Well, this is not so easy for residents at J.B. Knowles Retirement Home, a facility just down the road from RGI's corporate offices in Nashville. But employees knew just how to help.

On Thursday, July 7, RGI sponsored (for the fifth straight year!) an Independence Day celebration complete with barbecued pork and chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and watermelon. Nine Corporate employees lent a hand to serve lunch to the 200 residents and outpatients of the retirement home. There weren't any fireworks, but there were lots of high notes as volunteers led the residents in favorite tunes like "America the Beautiful," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and a finale of "God Bless America!"

 There were lots of smiles, foot tapping and a few requests for second helpings from the residents.