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Ka Punawai Ola shares the aloha on World Kindness Day

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The Pu’uhonua O Waianae homeless camp in Waianae, Hawaii, was showered with the blessings of aloha on Nov. 13, 2019.

The day was World Kindness Day, and associates at Ka Punawai Ola in Kapolei, Hawaii, took the challenge to collect bottled water for their neighbors in need. ...

Trick-or-treating at Life Care Center of Orange Park is sweet event

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On Oct. 14, 2019, Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, residents and associates had a wonderful morning with their own version of a trunk-or-treat on tables.

Each table was themed in a different way, and the entire back room was a mini carnival with games and popcorn. ...

Fire safety trainer leaves an impact at Life Care Center of Pensacola

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Each year, associates at Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida, undergo in-depth fire safety training, and ever since the building opened in 2006, Tom Yockel has been the instructor.

The training, provided through Russell Phillips and Associates, drills down to the different shifts and departments...

Life Care Center of Crossville celebrates World Kindness Day

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On World Kindness Day, Nov. 13, 2019, Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, participated in a special effort to give back to the community.

The facility, along with other Life Care Centers of America centers around the country, collected bottled water for local charities. ...

Life Care Center of Federal Way makes a splash on World Kindness Day

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Life Care Center of Federal Way celebrated World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, 2019, by collecting more than 50,000 ounces of water for the Federal Way Multi-Service Center.

The Multi-Service Center operates a food bank and provides various services for low-income families and the homeless in the community. ...

Life Care Center of Leominster’s Halloween Trail gives fun and spooks

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Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, hosted its 10th Annual Halloween Trail on Oct. 25, 2019.

This experience is enjoyed by many in the community, who walk through the various themes and sample delicious treats. Residents and family members participate as well and enjoy seeing the many children of all ages dressed up in their favorite costumes. ...

Mirada Hills participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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On Oct. 5, 2019, associates of Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital in La Mirada, California, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Huntington Beach.

The day of the walk was beautiful and sunny for the 1,452 participants. The Mirada Hills team had 15 participants, and they were proud to raise more than $300 toward the cause. ...

Life Care Center of Morehead pontoon boat outing a success

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Each year, courtesy of Cave Run Marina, Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, takes a group of residents pontoon boating.

On Sept. 13, 2019, a dozen residents and a dozen associates made the trip to local Cave Run Lake, where they enjoyed a day out on the water enjoying the beautiful weather. ...

Life Care Center of Sparta participates in Operation Christmas Child

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On Nov. 4, 2019, residents, associates and family members at Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee, took some time to prepare gifts for children.

Each year, the facility participates in Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need around the world who wouldn’t otherwise receive a Christmas gift. ...

Life Care Center of Orange Park fights against breast cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and residents and associates at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, got involved in fundraising to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer efforts.

From Oct. 1-10, associates raffled off a Think Pink goody basket (won by Angela Weatherspoon, dietary cook) and sold pink cancer awareness ribbons and Strides for Cancer T-shirts. ...

Rivergate Complex team Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Detroit

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Rivergate Health Care Center and Rivergate Terrace, which together make up the Rivergate Complex in Riverview, Michigan, participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Detroit.

With the walk only two weeks away, Amelia Jones, executive director at Rivergate Terrace, put together a team. ...

The Vosswood Nursing Center hosts voting site

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On Sept. 5, 2019, The Vosswood Nursing Center in Houston welcomed residents and associates, Houstonians and local officials (including the presiding judge, Dan DeBose from Precinct 0303) to vote in the Harris County election.

“Over 100 voters had submitted their ballots by 8:30 a.m.,” said DeBose. “We’re very pleased with the turnout.” ...

Life Care Center of Sparta hosts 70th high school reunion

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Members of the White County High School graduating class of 1949 gathered for their 70th reunion at Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee, on Nov. 1, 2019.

Several honorees live in the facility’s assisted living apartments and wanted to host their reunion at their home. The classmates were encouraged to bring guests, and many brought their adult children to the event. ...

Valley View Villa celebrates Halloween 2019

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Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colorado, celebrated Halloween this year by hosting associates’ children and the public for trick-or-treating.

Residents were posted at various points around the facility with bags of candy, and paper footsteps were placed on the floor directing the children along the trail. ...

Life Care centers in Sparta and Crossville go Hawaiian at Senior Expo

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Life Care Center of Sparta and Life Care Center of Crossville joined together to have a booth at the Senior Expo in Cookeville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22, 2019.

The theme at the expo this year was Enjoy the Show. Vendors decorated their booths in movie and game show themes. Life Care’s team decided to do a Hawaiian-themed booth...

Life Care Center of Citrus County associates carve pumpkins

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On Oct. 31, 2019, associates at Life Care Center of Citrus County in Lecanto, Florida, took part in the Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Each department at the facility submitted its own design for the residents to judge, and the residents were very excited as they waited in line to cast their votes. ...

Lynchburg Nursing Center staff walks to end Alzheimer’s

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On Oct. 12, 2019, about 45 associates and family members from Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg, Tennessee, took part in the town’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“For a small facility, we have a huge outpouring of associates who feel compassionate about this disease and how it affects our residents and families,” said Stephanie Speegle, business development director. ...

Life Care Center of Crossville hosts sixth annual Scarecrow Festival and Car Show

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On Oct. 12, 2019, Life Care Center of Crossville hosted its sixth annual Scarecrow Festival and Car Show.

For this event, individuals, businesses, families and schools were invited to create fun and artistic scarecrows to enter into a contest for the chance to win a prize. Individuals and clubs were also invited to display their vintage and luxury cars in the car show...

Heritage Healthcare residents ride Purdue University train

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On Oct. 15, 2019, about 30 residents from Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, Indiana, and several accompanying associates took a trip on Purdue University’s Boilermaker Special train.

The group took part in the outing in celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary. Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, was a graduate of Purdue...

Life Care Center of Orange Park hosts Friends and Family Fun Fair

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On Sept. 7, 2019, Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, celebrated its 23rd anniversary with a Friends and Family Fun Fair.

Residents, associates and family members enjoyed walking to different booths, playing games and winning prizes. The fair also included great music, balloon twisting and a bounce house for the children. ...

Life Care Center of Greeneville hosts Medicaid and estate planning seminar

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On Sept. 19, 2019, Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, hosted an event to help educate its residents, their families and community seniors on laws and practices regarding Medicaid and Estate Planning.

Bailey Schiermeyer, J.D. and elder law attorney, was the main speaker. She covered topics related to elder law, benefits, insurance, health care and asset management in order to promote health, safety, knowledge and preparation for residents and their families...

Life Care of Greeneville residents and associates explore Dollywood

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On Sept. 18, 2019, residents and associates from Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, took an all-day field trip to end the summer season.

Residents enjoyed a scenic ride through the Great Smoky Mountains to their destination of Dollywood, an amusement park themed for the iconic Dolly Parton, located on the outskirts of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. ...

Life Care Center of McMinnville takes part in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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On Aug. 24, 2019, associates from Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, and their families took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Sixteen team members represented the facility at the 3.7-mile walk on a beautiful summer morning. ...

Rivergate Health Care Center celebrates 50 years of Woodstock

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Rivergate Health Care Center in Riverview, Michigan, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, by bringing the grooviness to the residents, families and associates Aug. 15-17, 2019.

The facility was decorated with peace signs, tie-dye, smiley faces and bright colors, and associates enjoyed dressing the part, from bell-bottom pants to tie-dye shirts...

Food drive at Life Care Center of Orange Park helps feed the hungry

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September was Hunger Action Month, and associates at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, decided to support those in need.

Paul Wooten, maintenance associate, created a beautiful handmade bird feeder, and from Sept. 16-27, residents, associates, family members and friends bought tickets for a chance to win it...