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Colonial Beach Skilled Nursing Facility Resident Marks 103rd Birthday
COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (March 7, 2023) — Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center celebrated the 103rd birthday of Evelyn “Ebby” Hynson, one of the skilled nursing facility’s residents and a renowned artist in the Colonial Beach community. Hynson was treated to a fun and loving celebration with Westmoreland’s care team and her fellow residents.
“Ebby is a local institution – both here at Westmoreland and within the Colonial Beach art community,” said Misty Reynolds, administrator. “We were so thrilled to spend her birthday with her and celebrate it in style.”
Hynson’s talent and passion for art began when she was a child. “At about three years old I got a slate and easel and just started drawing,” she said during an interview with the Virginia Healthcare Association several years ago. “When I was about six years old, I saw a picture of a big sail boat and told my teacher I wanted to draw it on the blackboard. I did and she kept it on the blackboard all year round.”
Though she couldn’t afford to go to college, Hynson attended a year of art school at James Madison University at the age of 59. She specializes in freehand painting and always believed in her art, saying, “When you have a talent, you just know it.”
Hynson has been residing at Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center since 2013. She spent 25 years with the United Mine Workers and moved to Colonial Beach with her late-husband, Sammy, after she retired. In her retirement, she shared her painting skills with members of the Colonial Beach community – and became a well-known figure locally. Hynson grew up in Washington, D.C.
Located at 2400 McKinney Blvd., Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility carries a five-star designation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality measures.
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