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Life Care Center of Wilbraham participates in two local benefit events

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Associates and residents at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, were busy on Oct. 27, 2018 – and for good causes!

The facility hosted its annual Apple Festival that day, with residents selling homemade pies and local vendors selling their crafts, such as crocheted items, jewelry and fall decor. The event also included prize drawings in which guests could pay for a chance to win prizes donated by area businesses...

Life Care Center of Hilton Head associates take part in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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On Oct. 27, 2018, a dedicated group of current residents, previous rehab patients, associates, family members and even a fur baby from Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bluffton, South Carolina.

“Everyone who participated, especially the residents, had a wonderful time,” said Lynn Kilpatrick, executive director...

Life Care Center of Plano hosts Fall Festival

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On Oct. 12, 2018, Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, held a Fall Festival for the community.

More than 100 people attended the event, including residents and their families, associates and their families and other community members...

Local Girl Scout troop serves Life Care Center of Estero

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On Sept. 17, 2018, Girl Scout Troop #245 served its community by picking up trash around Life Care Center of Estero, Florida.

The troop was led by Kim Poinsett, a physical therapist assistant at the facility.

“The girls had so much fun with the project!” said Poinsett. “Who thought you could have so much fun picking up trash? They asked me, ‘Ms. Kim, can we do this once a month?’ The girls love to do community service, and that’s really what the Girl Scouts is all about: teaching the girls how to give back to the community...”

Life Care Center of Rhea County attends Senior Expo

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On Oct. 9 and 10, 2018, Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, had the honor of attending the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Senior Expo.

The facility set up booths at the Dunlap Senior Center on Oct. 9 and at the First Southern Baptist Church in Pikeville on Oct. 10, thanks to the coordination of Cathy Black, SVEC communications specialist...

Villa Manor Care Center hosts harvest-themed open house

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On Oct. 25, 2018, Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, hosted an open house breakfast with a fall harvest theme.

Approximately 115 guests from the local senior services community, including the CEO of the Colorado Health Care Association and the program director from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, attended...

Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center raises $3,364 for Alzheimer’s

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Life Care Centers of America facilities all over the country have been answering the call to support their local 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and one very active center is Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo, Hawaii.

Twenty-five associates and their family members participated in the walk on Sept. 29...

Group from Evergreen Nursing Home attends local antique car show

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On Sept. 1, 2018, staff members from Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, took five residents to a local antique car show called the Early Iron Festival.

Executive Director Kara Finger, Health Information Manager Jennifer Carr and Staff Development Coordinator Rick Rodriguez teamed up with a few other members of the staff to coordinate the outing for the residents ...

Life Care Center of Orange Park participates in breast cancer walk

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On Oct. 13, 2018, more than 30 associates and their families from Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, participated in the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk benefitting the American Cancer Society.

“My husband, Gene, and granddaughter Kiley and I wanted to show our support for several friends who have fought breast cancer,” said Margery Flannagan, community liaison...

Life Care Center of Copper Basin hosts Second Annual Fall Festival

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On Oct. 13, 2018, more than 100 people turned out in the gorgeous autumn weather for the Second Annual Fall Festival at Life Care Center of Copper Basin in Ducktown, Tennessee.

Guests of all ages (from the facility’s residents to community children) enjoyed free food and games. Associates volunteered their time to serve hot dogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, popcorn, nachos and cheese and drinks...

Life Care Center of Morehead residents enjoy pontoon boat outing

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Each year, residents from Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, enjoy a trip to Cave Run Lake, just south of the town.

On Sept. 21, 2018, a dozen residents made the trip for their end-of-summer bash. Once at the lake, they got on a pontoon boat and took in the fresh air and sunshine...

AQ Project donates quilts to Evergreen Nursing Home for second year

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On Oct. 16, 2018, members of the AQ Project delivered 12 sensory lap quilts to residents on the memory care unit at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado.

This is the second year that the nonprofit organization has donated to Evergreen. AQ stands for Alzheimer’s Quilts, and members make and donate quilts to seniors with dementia as well as to blind babies and individuals with sensory perception issues...

Life Care Center of Blount County takes a Cruze

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On Wednesday, September 19, Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee took its residents to Cruze Farm located near downtown Knoxville. The outing was filled with good conversation, full stomachs and smiles...

Life Care Center of Columbia hosts Fall Senior Fair 2018

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On Sept. 27, 2018, Life Care Center of Columbia held its annual Fall Senior Fair.

More than 102 seniors from the community attended and enjoyed the vendors’ fall-themed booths as they learned about the services these local businesses offer. Nursing management from the facility had its own booth providing blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and the rehab department provided balance screenings...

Life Care Center of Columbia wins Best of Maury County for 13th year

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On Aug. 23, 2018, Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, was awarded two Best of Maury County awards at the Best of Maury County awards ceremony, which the facility co-hosted with The Bridge at Columbia...

Evergreen Nursing Home participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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On Sept. 8, 2018, Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pueblo, Colorado.

Six associates and volunteers from the building made the 120-mile road trip in order to participate, volunteering their time and energy to show support to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease...

Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley aids families in local disaster

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Associates and their family members from Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in North Billerica, Massachusetts, recently provided aid for their neighbors in need.

On Sept. 13, 2018, the Merrimack valley was the site of several gas explosions caused by overpressurization of the gas system. It was late in the day when the endless sounds of sirens covered the area...

Cañon Lodge Care Center team walks to end Alzheimer’s

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On Sept. 8, 2018, Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pueblo, Colorado.

Twenty-two members of team Cañon Lodge Cruisers came out to the walk, including seven residents, along with associates and family members. They joined 60 other teams at the walk...

Quilt at Life Care of Port St. Lucie raises funds for Alzheimer’s

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Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida, gets very involved with fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and 2018 was no exception.

In September, the facility sold chances to win a special memory quilt, handmade by Ruth Sprague, activity assistant and receptionist. Sprague made the purple quilt in honor of her mother, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease...

Life Care Center of Gwinnett hosts Hurricane Florence evacuees

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In September 2018, Life Care Center of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, hosted 44 residents from Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, who had evacuated due to Hurricane Florence.

When the evacuees arrived on Sept. 11, Life Care Center of Gwinnett welcomed them with a banner at the door, as well as balloons and friendly smiles...

Life Care Center of Acton hosts luncheon with state senator

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On July 20, 2018, Life Care Center of Acton, Massachusetts, hosted a luncheon for residents and community members and town officials, with State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

Eldridge spoke with guests at each table individually and gave a presentation to all of the attendees discussing topics relating to seniors...

Life Care of Winter Haven supports breast cancer survivors event

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On Sept. 16, 2018, the Belk department store in Winter Haven, Florida, hosted a Star Wars-themed event to recognize local breast cancer survivors.

One of the survivors honored was Debbie Sexton, activity director at Life Care Center of Winter Haven, who has been a survivor since June 2017...

Garden Terrace at Overland Park hosts 2018 Carnival to End Alzheimer’s

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On Aug. 18, 2018, Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, hosted its annual Carnival to End Alzheimer’s.

With a cake walk, a colorful hair spraying station, cotton candy, popcorn, a balloon animal artist and games such as a toilet paper toss and putt-putt, the event drew in hundreds of people – including residents, their family members, associates, their family members and other friends...

Ka Punawai Ola participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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On Sept. 8, 2018, Ka Punawai Ola in Kapolei, Hawaii, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Honolulu.

Approximately 30 associates, family members and friends joined the walk in honor of their residents and loved ones with Alzheimer’s...

Villa Manor Care Center hosts statewide Chef Challenge

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On Aug. 22, 2018, cooking teams from 12 skilled nursing facilities in Colorado converged at Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood for the Colorado Health Care Association’s Chef Challenge semifinals.

Three-person teams competed for the best meal, including an entrée, side dishes and sauces. They prepared the meal live in front of an audience of peers, facility residents and visitors...