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Lifetime movie producers use Life Care Center of Auburn during latest filming

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On May 6, 2019, residents and associates at Life Care Center of Auburn, Massachusetts, were starstruck and full of excitement.

Lifetime, a TV network that produces its own films, used Life Care Center of Auburn to help film its newest Christmas movie...

Life Care Center of Wilbraham renames café after longtime volunteers

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Robert and Edna Buckley volunteered at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, for many years, and now the facility has a space dedicated in their honor.

Associates renamed the facility café Buckley’s Corner and dedicated it to the faithful couple during a volunteer luncheon on April 11, 2019. Though they have passed away, their daughter, Elaine Rabbitt, came in from out of town to attend...

Rivergate Health Care Center hosts 13th annual Bring Your Kids to Work Day

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On April 25, 2019, associates of Rivergate Health Care Center in Riverview, Michigan, excitedly welcomed their children into the facility to teach them about a variety of important jobs, to let them interact with residents and to lead them through fun activities...

Life Care of Grandview celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

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Residents and associates lived soulfully at Life Care Center of Grandview, Missouri, during National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2019 – May 12-18. 

The facility had a full week of activities for everyone, thanks to the efforts of Veleatha Wood-Bennett, activity director, and her team. Bennett has been at the facility for 22 years...

Valley View Villa hosts Mother’s Day tea

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On May 10, 2019, Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colorado, hosted a Mother’s Day tea for its residents and their families.

The dining room was filled with 48 people, and the tables were decorated with flowers and with teacups associates found at antique stores and from their personal collections...

Life Care Center of Colorado Springs food drive collects 535 pounds

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In honor of National Nutrition Month, Life Care Center of Colorado Springs, Colorado, hosted a food drive throughout the month of March to benefit five local in-need facilities.

Cachet Hampton, dietitian, coordinated the efforts among the departments, and the drive ran for the whole month. At the end, the facility had collected 535 pounds of nonperishable food and water cases...

Life Care Center of Crossville celebrates 10th anniversary

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Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, held an open house on May 15, 2019, in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Approximately 75 guests attended during the two-hour celebration. The facility provided a coffee and dessert bar, and Melissa Ellis performed live music...

Kids hunt for Easter eggs at Garden Terrace at Overland Park

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Multiple generations gathered together at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, on April 13, 2019, for the facility’s Easter egg hunt.

Children in attendance represented the families of residents and associates, and they hunted for plastic Easter eggs on the facility’s lawn...

Rehab reunion brings camaraderie at Life Care Center of Haltom

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On March 29, 2019, Life Care Center of Haltom in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted a rehab reunion.

The facility welcomed eight former patients who had successfully completed their inpatient rehabilitation programs. Phoebe Picazo and AJ Russell from the activity department put on a special program for these guests of honor...

Life Care Center of Palm Bay honors volunteers

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On April 10, 2019, Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, honored its volunteers with a party.

Quite a few of the center’s dedicated volunteers attended, greeted by Will Tarbet, executive director, and other associates. They enjoyed an extravagant afternoon buffet created by Michael Hambel, dietary manager, and Nancy Riker, assistant food services director...

Life Care Center of Greeneville celebrates Mardi Gras in style

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On March 5, 2019, residents at Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, had a blast learning about and being involved in the traditions of Mardi Gras.

Residents were engaged in a “Did Ya Know?” activity, answering interesting trivia questions about the traditions of the festival. They also wore the green, yellow and purple masks popular on this holiday...

World Series trophy stops at The Highlands on Opening Day

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The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, hosted a Red Sox Day on MLB’s Opening Day, March 28, 2019, with the World Series trophy as the guest of honor!

“The residents were eagerly waiting for the arrival of the trophy in our main living room,” said MaryAnn Melanson, admissions and marketing director...

Life Care Center of Valparaiso hosts healthy heart breakfast seminar

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Approximately 25 local seniors gathered at Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, on Feb. 26, 2019, for a healthy heart breakfast presentation.

The facility catered a heart-healthy spread of veggie egg casserole and turkey sausage egg casserole made with Egg Beaters, as well as fresh fruit and bran fruit muffins...

Life Care Center of Columbia celebrates 25 years with Celebrity Bingo

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There’s something special about bingo when the numbers are called by a dynamic, celebrity guest caller.

That’s the way the team at Life Care Center of Columbia, South Carolina, sees it. In recognition of its 25th anniversary, the facility decided to make a simple game of bingo even more fun...

Life Care Center at Wells Crossing residents enjoy Valentine’s Prom

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On Feb. 14, 2019, residents and associates at Life Care Center at Wells Crossing in Orange Park, Florida, had a lovely time at the facility’s second annual Valentine’s Day Prom...

The highlight of the celebration was the crowning of the king and queen, as well as a prince and princess...

Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene represented at business fair

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On Feb. 19, 2019, two associates from Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, represented the facility and Life Care Center of Post Falls at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Business Fair.

Ricky Bacon, housekeeping director, and Connie Wills, admissions and marketing director, talked to attendees at the event, which drew a crowd of more than 700 people...

First responders enjoy breakfast at Life Care Center of Plano

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On Feb. 13, 2019, Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, shared a lot of love (and a lot of bacon) with local first responders.

The facility hosted a breakfast for these community servants, complete with pancakes, bacon, fruit, juice and coffee. The police officers stuck around to enjoy the meal at the facility...

San Luis Care Center hosts Cookies with Santa event

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On Dec. 17, 2018, San Luis Care Center in Alamosa, Colorado, enjoyed its first ever “Cookies with Santa” event. The evening consisted of residents, associates and their families sharing milk and cookies as they spent time together and chatted with Santa ...

Life Care Center of Auburn completes 12 months of giving

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Associates at Life Care Center of Auburn, Massachusetts, recently marked a full year of giving to charitable causes.

The facility’s Fun Committee set up the opportunity for associates to give money or donate items to a different charity each month during 2018...

Life Care Center of Hendersonville crowns Valentine’s king and queen

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Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, has a fun Valentine’s Day tradition – crowning a Valentine’s king and queen. 

For the past 14 years, associates, as well as family members and visitors, have voted on this Valentine’s court, putting their nominations in by secret ballot...

Life Care Center of LaGrange residents open gifts at Christmas party

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On Dec. 21, 2018, Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, looked like Santa’s workshop.

Life Care Center of LaGrange is thankful for Dometic Corporation’s kindness during the holiday season. Dometic Corporation kindly adopts every resident at the facility and donates presents to them for the holiday season...

Life Care Center of the South Shore hosts drive for local nonprofit

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In December 2018, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, partnered with Health Imperatives, a local nonprofit, to collect items for women and children in their community who are in need...

Life Care Center of Yuma hosts Winter Formal Ball

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On Dec. 7, 2018, residents at Life Care Center of Yuma, Arizona, enjoyed a special Winter Formal Ball with their family members.

The facility had held several fundraisers (including a garage sale, silent auction and chicken wings sale) to make the event possible...

Life Care Center of the South Shore partners with local food bank

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In January 2019, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, partnered with the Scituate Community Food Bank to collect donations for individuals and families in their community who are on the edge of poverty. 

“Recently I went on a church mission trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, where I visited a community on the brink of poverty,” said Kathy Behm...

Life Care Center of Winter Haven hosts first Festival of Trees

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Christmas decorators at Life Care Center of Winter Haven, Florida, were walking in a winter wonderland throughout December.

The facility teamed up with local vendors who donated gift baskets and decorated Christmas trees and wreaths for their first Festival of Trees drawing...