Life Care Centers of America
03/04/2020
Jake Cash

In January 2020, Life Care Centers of America announced the winners of its 2019 Fit for Life contest.

The contest is part of Life Care’s annual wellness program that works to inspire associates in every skilled nursing care facility, as well as in its corporate offices and affiliated Century Park communities, to develop and track comprehensively healthy lifestyles.

The contest encourages participants to complete exercise, health, financial and community activities that promote physical and mental well-being. These activities, when logged, are converted into points. For example, walking 10,000 steps earns 25 points, attending a regular dental cleaning earns 100 points, reading a finance-related book earns 100 points and donating blood earns 500 points.

Those with 2,000 to 4,999 points enter the Bronze level, earning 5,000 to 9,999 points enters the Silver level and earning 10,000 points reaches the Gold level. Each tier has different quarterly and annual prizes.

Quarterly prizes, given to the individual with the most points in each level, are announced at the end of each quarter, and annual prizes are awarded to one randomly selected winner from each level.

This year’s annual Gold level winner was Lynn Kerley, a liaison licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee. He won $3,000 and three vacation days.

“I have been able to reach many goals since starting the program three years ago,” said Kerley. “I really want to thank Life Care Centers of America for caring about their employees and their health. This program has changed my life forever.”

The annual silver level winner was Jamie Baca, assistant business office manager at Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado. She won $2,000 and two vacation days.

“I was in shock when I heard I won,” said Baca. “It’s actually pretty easy to track your activity. Everyone should definitely participate because it can pay off!”

The annual bronze level winner was Dianne Harris, business office manager at Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg, Tennessee. She won $1,000 and one vacation day.

“It [the contest] helped me develop daily habits in all areas, not just fitness,” said Harris. “It helps create a good balance throughout your life to help you be more successful.”

Life Care congratulates its winners and all who participated in the wellness program and the Fit for Life contest in 2019!

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