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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...

Life Care of Port St. Lucie hosts Family Thanksgiving Celebration

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On Nov. 18, 2018, Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida, hosted its second annual Family Thanksgiving Celebration. 

“This event allows for residents and families to have a sit-down meal and for them to be served as if they were at a fine restaurant,” said April Bowers, executive director at the facility...

High school students visit Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau

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Local high school students from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Missouri, visited residents from Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau on Nov. 7, 2018.

“The students can learn a lot from the residents,” said Andrea Smith, family and consumer sciences instructor for the Future Career and Community Leaders of America Club...

The Highlands hosts disco party

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On Jan. 14, 2019, residents at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and their families enjoyed a disco party.

David Currier, director of dementia education and program development for Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division, presented the program, which included sounds of the 1970s...

Police department hosts pancake breakfast at The Highlands

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On Jan. 5, 2019, the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, police department’s engagement unit hosted a pancake breakfast at The Highlands in Fitchburg.

More than 100 community members stopped by for Officer Fred Lake’s delicious homemade pancakes, along with maple syrup...

Santa, Mrs. Claus spread Christmas cheer at Life Care Paradise Valley

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Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, during the resident Christmas party on Dec. 13, 2018. They have been serving at the resident Christmas party since 2013. “It’s not what you have, it’s what you give” is the motto that the two live by...

Life Care Center of Charleston hosts Christmas party for orphanages

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On Dec. 21, 2018, Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, hosted children from The Jenkins House and Carolina Youth Development at its company Christmas party.

The event, coordinated by Activities Coordinator Cherie Adrat, provided food and drinks from local vendors, as well as a visit from Santa Claus...

Ka Punawai Ola participates in Kapolei holiday parade

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More than 40 associates, family members and friends represented Ka Punawai Ola, a facility in Kapolei, Hawaii, in the West O’ahu Electric Light Parade on Dec. 8, 2018. It was the facility’s first time to participate in the annual event.

“Being part of KPO’s debut in the Kapolei Christmas parade was not only fun; it was an honor to represent the facility in front of thousands of people,” said Celine Ferreira, admissions and marketing director at the facility...

Life Care Center of Wilbraham hosted second annual employee children’s breakfast

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On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, Life Care Center of Wilbraham transformed its facility into the Polar Express for families to enjoy a special holiday treat at the second annual employee children’s breakfast.

The breakfast was an event offered to Life Care Center of Wilbraham employees and their families. It was held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with Santa arriving at 10:30 a.m.

Along with a complimentary breakfast, families received the chance to spend time with the Polar Express conductor, Mrs. Claus and her elves from the North Pole...

Life Care centers of Sparta and Crossville showcase dietary departments

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In October, Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee and Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, attended the Upper Cumberland Senior Expo in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The annual expo, which was Halloween-themed this year, features over 70 booths and draws in more than 1,000 seniors and their family members from the Upper Cumberland region...

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...