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Mary & Martha Personal Care Facility Coordinator Alana Metcalf said the residents have handled the transition well.

An update on some nursing home residents who were found living in 100-degree head after all but one of the Woodhaven Living Facility staff quit.

Six residents from Woodhaven Senior Living were transferred here, to Mary & Martha’s Personal Care about a month ago.

A place to sit outside, activities and little ones inside, these are all things Jim Nelson and Ethel Cody are still getting used to at Mary & Martha’s Personal Care in Rossville.

“I’m doing great here,” Nelson said.

“What do you like about it here?” Channel 3’s Michelle Heron asked.

“It’s so organized. Everything you need,” he answered.

The pair are two of six residents who were transferred to this facility about a month ago after investigators discovered they were living in 100-degree heat with no air conditioning at Woodhaven Senior Living Facility in Dade County.

Kent Allen Womack, who operated Woodhaven Senior Living Facility, has been charged with Cruelty to Persons Over the Age of 65.

Mary & Martha Personal Care Facility Coordinator Alana Metcalf said the residents have handled the transition well.

“It’s kind of like they’re past it now. They don’t bring it up. They’re excited when something new comes in, whether it be BINGO or arts and crafts. They all just seem to fit right in and they’re happy as heck,” she added.

Birthday parties, a snow cone truck, watermelon and 4th of July cookouts are some of the activities Metcalf said they hold for their 21 residents, to give them something to do and look forward to.

“Keeping them active is what keeps them going. If you treat them like they’re just in a home and you don’t do activities with them, it takes them down quick,” he said.

Cody, who is 93, calls the new facility and friendships she’s made a blessing.

“They’re so good to us here, we can’t afford to leave,” Cody said.

If you would like to help out the residents who were transferred here, you can donate travel sized toiletries to Mary & Martha’s Personal Care at 616 Mohawk Street, Rossville, Georgia.