The Senior Watchdog has not always been a big fan of nursing homes.  If you've been following these blogs, you've read about various horrific kinds of abuse that can happen in these places. 

As it turns out, however, some nursing homes can actually be Great Places!  Here's one of them:

The CAMDEN CARE CENTER in North Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an 87-bed nursing home that provides various services that are typical of nursing homes.  

But last November, after months of planning, 20 Camden Care residents and 14 staffers packed up a dozen wheelchairs, a handful of walkers, and their tuxes and evening dresses, and flew to Miami, where they boarded Norwegian Cruise Line's Majesty of the Seas for a four-day cruise, all expenses paid (primarily by donations) trip to the Bahamas.

Turns out, the voyagers had a pretty good time!  And they're planning another trip later this year.