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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...

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...