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Lakeside Health Center collects donations for hurricane survivors

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Associates at Lakeside Health Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, recently took part in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. 

While the storm mostly passed by the United States, it battered the Caribbean islands, especially the Bahamas...

Life Care Center of Morehead celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day

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On Sept. 5, 2019, residents and associates at Life Care Center of Morehead in Morehead, Kentucky, celebrated National Cheese Pizza Day. The activities team at the facility planned a cheesy party no one could resist.

Life Care Centers of America partners with Burgers and Badges event

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Life Care Centers of America's corporate offices in Cleveland, Tennessee, partnered with Cooke’s Food Store for Burgers and Badges, an event that recognized the extensive work and commitment of first responders.

Bridgeview Estates participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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On Sept. 21, 2019, associates from Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho, took part in the local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“I was impressed with the turnout for the Alzheimer’s walk,” said Jeanne Hart, admissions liaison. “Our staff commented they appreciated the time and effort that was put into our booth..."

Life Care of Elizabethton therapist teaches local seniors about falls

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On Sept. 13, 2019, Bottney Wilson, a physical therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, talked to community seniors about preventing falls.

Wilson joined Maryann Owen, adult services coordinator at the local library, in sharing about the seriousness of falls for seniors. The ladies talked to a group of about 10 at a local seniors’ apartment complex...

Life Care of Palm Bay collects donations for Hurricane Dorian victims

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While Florida residents breathed a sigh of relief that Hurricane Dorian mostly passed them by, the storm wreaked havoc in the Bahamas.

Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida’s associates decided to do something about it, and the facility partnered with Brevard County Re/Max offices to collect needed items for those affected by the hurricane...

Three East Tennessee Life Care facilities participate in Senior Expo

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On Sept, 24, 2019, three Life Care facilities in East Tennessee took part in the 50+ Senior Expo held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Life Care Centers of Elizabethton, Gray and Greeneville teamed up together with a booth at the event, which drew around 400 people from the surrounding communities...

Life Care Center of Orange Park hosts Hawaiian luau

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On Aug. 30, 2019, residents and associates at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, participated in a Hawaiian luau.

The event brought summer to a close with live entertainment – Hawaiian music with James and Sylvia. Associates and residents also enjoyed hula dancing, pork sliders and Hawaiian ice...

The Highlands knocks Alzheimer’s fundraising out of the park

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On Sept. 15, 2019, associates, their families and families of residents at The Highlands in Fitchburg took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at a park in Worcester, Massachusetts.

While the facility team, Highlands on the Hill, set a goal of raising $4,000 this year, it ended up more than tripling that amount. The center raised $12,600 for the annual Alzheimer’s Association event...

The Highlands raises money for Alzheimer’s Association with Paint Night

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On Aug. 8, 2019, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, sponsored a Paint Night at St. Joseph’s Club in Fitchburg.

This was no ordinary chance to get together and paint, however – it was a fundraiser for the facility’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, and it brought in $400 for the Alzheimer’s Association...

Life Care Center of Orange Park residents enjoy Filipino experience

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On Aug. 23, 2019, residents at Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, got a real taste of Filipino culture.

Rolando Pablo, dietary manager, held a demonstration of how to prepare the authentic Filipino dish pancit with noodles, meat and vegetables...

Elvis impersonator visits Life Care Center of Morehead

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On Aug. 27, 2019, residents, associates and guests at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, were anxiously anticipating Elvis’ arrival.

Lundie Wright Sr. regularly preforms his Elvis impersonation around the area, including the local Life Care facility.

Life Care Center of Elizabethton DON fries donuts for high schoolers

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On July 25, 2019, band members from Elizabethton High School enjoyed a sweet treat, courtesy of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Brandy Treadway, director of nursing, set up a station at the high school to fry fresh doughnuts for the teens. She started this annual tradition when her daughter played in the band several years ago...

Payson Care Center hosts pancake breakfast

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On July 25, 2019, Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, hosted a free pancake breakfast for the community and fellow health care workers in the area.

Along with pancakes, associates served doughnuts, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Several community partners attended...

Life Care Center of Leominster serves breakfast to local veterans

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In the spirit of Memorial Day, Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, decided to do something nice for the community’s veterans.

The facility invited all local veterans and their loved ones to a free breakfast on May 28, 2019. Associates served stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries and a variety of pastries...

Former patients visit Life Care Center of Leominster for reunion

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On July 10, 2019, Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, welcomed 10 former rehab patients back for a reunion.

The therapy graduates enjoyed catching up with several of their therapists: Pamela Walls, director of rehab, as well as physical therapists Sam Hutt and Luanne Champagne...

The Highlands takes part in 4th of July Parade

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Once again, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, participated in the city of Fitchburg’s 4th of July parade. 

Thousands of people lined Main Street as 24 floats paraded down in various themes. The main theme this year was Popular American Landmarks...

Life Care corporate associates Live United for Day of Action 2019

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Thirty-seven associates from Life Care’s corporate offices took a morning to serve the Cleveland, Tennessee, community on July 19, 2019.

The event? The United Way of the Ocoee Region’s annual Day of Action, in which businesses throughout the community send volunteers to help some of the organizations United Way serves...

Green Valley Care Center residents play Senior Games

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Every year, skilled nursing facilities in the New Albany, Indiana, area, get together for Senior Games, an Olympic-style competition with a variety of contests.

Residents at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany always look forward to participating. This year, when the facility bus was in the shop for repairs, the activity department wasn’t going to let that keep the residents from having a fun Senior Games experience...

Life Care Center of Elizabethton hosts Movie Night

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Residents, associates, family members and community members enjoyed a free Movie Night at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on July 19, 2019.

The event took place outside with an inflatable outdoor movie screen. The feature was “The Secret Life of Pets.” ...

Life Care of Valparaiso celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

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Residents and associates at Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, had an exciting time during National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2019, held May 12 – 18.

The facility began the week with a Mother’s Day tea, in which family members joined residents for fruit, veggies, butter cookies, pastries, lemonade and iced tea...

Parish donates rosaries to Life Care Center of Leominster residents

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Two years ago, Rev. Pamela Reidy, chaplain at Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, asked St. Leo’s Parish, which ministers to the facility’s Catholics, if the church would run an ad in its church bulletin requesting used rosary beads...

Therapy dog shows 7 years of paw-fect love at Green Valley Care Center

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By Lori Jones

In 2008, when I was going through radiation treatments for cancer, I decided that a dog would be a good distraction for me.

My husband and I went to a local pet store on Feb. 14, during its annual Adoption Weekend. There was Davinci, sitting quietly in his cage, along with about 40 other dogs...

Western Hills Health Care Center hosts Travel the World event

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Twice a year, the 11 Life Care and two Century Park facilities in the Denver metropolitan area come together for a collaborative event. The location of the event rotates through the facilities, and always consists of associates from each building setting up a table and handing out gifts that match a theme. Residents, associates and community members all enjoy exploring the theme and meeting new people.

This year, Western Hills Health Care Center hosted a Travel the World event...

Life Care Center of Lawrenceville celebrates Skilled Nursing Care Week

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From May 12-18, 2019, Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, Georgia, celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week.

“We showcased how we achieve happy minds and healthy souls,” said Taishia Rice, activity director.

Themes and activities for the week included Motown Monday with a Soul Train Parade...