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Green Valley Care Center fulfills resident’s life-long dream

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On Dec. 15, 2018, April Davidson, activities director at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, fulfilled resident Kay Champa’s life-long dream of seeing a Kentucky Wildcat’s basketball game in person.

Champa, a long-term care resident diagnosed with muscular sclerosis, has been an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan her whole life...

Life Care Center of Stonegate celebrates Ruth Wagner’s 101st birthday

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Ruth Wagner, a resident at Life Care Center of Stonegate, celebrated her 101st birthday on Nov. 11.

Her special birthday wish this year was to go for a ride in a red convertible, and Heather Ballantyne, director of therapeutic recreation, knew just how to make that happen...

Kavjian turns 100 at Life Care Center of the North Shore

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Anna Kavjian, a resident at Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, just turned 100 years old.

Kavjian spent the important day with her family and favorite Life Care associates. They celebrated with cake and music...

Life Care Center of Hixson patient writes poem about facility

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During her rehab stay at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, Patricia Cole wrote a poem about the facility. We have shared it below with her permission.

“Life Care Center of Hixson” by Patricia Cole

Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee –

It’s the most beautiful place you could ever see...

Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley resident turns 110

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June 19, 2018, was a very special day for Hazel Plummer, a resident at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts. 

It was Plummer’s 110th birthday, the day she officially became a supercentenarian.

The facility threw her a party, attended by friends, family, associates, fellow residents and a reporter from the local newspaper...

Mitchell Manor residents create stepping stones expressive art

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On July 12, 2018, residents at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell, Indiana, participated in an expressive arts project by painting stepping stones and rocks.

The group met for four sessions to allow residents to work on their decorations...

Life Care Center of Pueblo honors six centenarians

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On June 20, 2018, Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colorado, held a special celebration for its residents who have reached age 100 or older.

The six centenarians received corsages, tiaras and plaques commemorating the occasion, while surrounded by their family members and fellow residents...

Life Care Center of Red Bank hosts reception for former patient

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On May 1, 2018, Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hosted a reception for a former patient who had quite the recovery story.

Sharon Gage lives in Illinois, and she and her husband, Bob, were heading home from visiting family in Rome, Georgia, on Dec. 11, 2016, when they were involved in a horrible head-on collision with a semi on I-24...

Veteran at Life Care Center of Grandview fought in Guam and Iwo Jima

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Roy Smith, a resident at Life Care Center of Grandview, Missouri, is an American hero.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 11, 1926, Smith was a high school student studying to become an auto mechanic when he enlisted in the Marines to serve in World War II...

Stultz turns 100 at The Veranda at Life Care Center of Rhea County

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Jo Alice Stultz, a resident at The Veranda Assisted Living at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14, 2018.

Stultz was honored to have not one, but two, birthday parties...

Hammond-Whiting Care Center resident was part of Patton’s Army

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As the Fourth of July approaches, Edward Kutnik, a resident at Hammond-Whiting Care Center in Whiting, Indiana, has a lot to be proud of as he reflects on his time serving his country.

Kutnik is a World War II veteran who served in Europe from 1943-1945...

Mobile dental clinic to visit Alamosa facilities

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Once a month, Colorado Mobile Dental will soon begin visiting residents at the Evergreen Nursing Home and San Luis Care Center in Alamosa.

Colorado Mobile Dental offers a variety of dental services, such as cleanings, X-rays, fillings and dentures. The trailer the dentists bring is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that provides quality and professional care to their patients...

Resident surprises wife of 65 years with an anniversary party

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True love has no expiration date, and Dorothy and Lee Shannon’s marriage of 65 years depicted a beautiful picture of true love.

Lee Shannon came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, for the Butterflies are Free program, Life Care’s end-of-life program...

Life Care Center of Cleveland resident meets Coca-Cola bottling heir

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James Johnston founded the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Coca-Cola’s first franchisee, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the late 19th century.

Several years later, 5-year-old Claude Ogle, benefitted from the family’s generosity and community-mindedness....

Life Care Center of Cleveland celebrates Carr’s 100th birthday

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Violet Carr, the current Ms. Life Care at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, turned 100 on April 28, 2018, and celebrated with a party.

Dozens of family members and friends came out to shower her with gifts and well wishes on this milestone birthday....

Life Care Center of Columbia celebrates four centenarians

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Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, is the proud home of four centenarians.

On April 20, 2018, the skilled nursing and rehab center threw a party for these ladies. The celebration included special piano music from honoree Altabee Pyle’s son-in-law, Clyde, as well as cake and ice cream, gifts and a proclamation read by Columbia Mayor Dean Dickey....

Life Care Center of Cleveland celebrates Claude Ogle’s 103rd birthday

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Claude Ogle’s 103rd birthday party was more than just a party.

It was a celebration to recognize and honor the man who does the same and more to all those around him every day....

Life Care Center of Medina resident knits baby clothes for associate

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In February 2018, Dezi Darby, activity assistant at Life Care Center of Medina, Ohio, received a wonderful and personal gift for her baby girl who is due in June.

Tanya Scarbro, a 31-year-old resident at the facility, knitted Darby a pink dress and matching booties for her baby, Paizlee.

Life Care Center of North Glendale crowns Valentine’s King and Queen

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Every year on Valentine’s Day, Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, holds a coronation for the King and Queen of Hearts.

Residents, family members and associates are all encouraged to nominate a resident of their choice. Then at the annual Valentine’s party, all the nominees are invited to receive special recognition at the coronation....

Life Care Center of Medina holds art show for hospice patient

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Dale Kutz has spread an awareness of art in his community for many years, and even on hospice, he continues to do so.

Life Care Center of Medina, Ohio, where Kutz now resides, held an art show with support from his wife, Connie, and Hospice of Medina County on Jan. 16, 2018. About a dozen impressionist paintings of Kutz’s were on display at the skilled nursing and rehab center....

Life Care Center of Blount County hosts Christmas party

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On Dec. 14, 2017, approximately 100 residents and their family members and guests gathered in the main dining room for the Christmas party at Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee.

The facility set up a buffet of roast beef, chicken and numerous side dishes, and department head staff served beverages and desserts to the attendees....

Longtime Cleveland Indians fan turns 102 at Life Care Center of Medina

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Ever since Evelyn Stang attended her first Cleveland Indians baseball game as a young woman, she has been an ardent fan.

So it was only fitting for Stang to celebrate her 102nd birthday with an Indians theme....

Green Valley Care Center resident receives guitar for Christmas

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On Dec. 12, 2017, a dream came true for a resident at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana.

Victor Crecelius is a Vietnam War veteran who used to play the guitar. He is proud of having met Willie Nelson in person at one of his concerts....

Heritage Healthcare patients create dollhouse in rehab

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Rehab patients at Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, Indiana, recently completed a wooden dollhouse project. 

It all started when a patient with cancer was looking for a project to enjoy, and the mother of Keith Screen, director of rehab, donated a kit to the facility....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton holds pumpkin-decorating contest

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On Oct. 31, 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, held its annual pumpkin-decorating contest.

Residents presented their decorated mini-pumpkins for judging by residents, their family members and associates....