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Valentine’s king and queen crowned at The Oaks
Gladys Haskell and Walter Collins

On Valentine’s Day 2014, The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., held a coronation for the Valentine’s King and Queen. Residents and associates turned in secret ballots to choose the royal pair.

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Couple renews wedding vows at The Oaks
Louis and Faith Poirier with Jo-Ann Carol, chaplain

On Feb. 11, 2014, Tammy Cote, receptionist at The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., looked up from her desk to see Louis Poirier, dressed in a suit and tie and freshly shaved. In his hand was a heart-shaped box of chocolates and another small box. He told Cote that he intended to ask his wife’s hand in marriage… again.

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Carnival Day at The Oaks integrates therapy with fun
Resident Erondina Rebello plays ring toss, with  Carol Treacy, DORS, assisting

On Sept. 23, 2013, the rehabilitation department at The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., brought a fun twist to therapy activities by holding a Carnival Day.

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Whatever It Takes And Then Some – July 2013 winners

Jessica Nichols, licensed practical nurse at The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., came to the aid of a visitor who wasn’t feeling well. Nichols monitored the visitor throughout her stay, and when the visitor shared that she was afraid to go home alone, Nichols drove her to the emergency room.

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Antique car show helps residents remember vehicles of yesteryear
Doris Vaughan and her son, Allen, with the 1939 Chrysler delivery sedan

On Aug. 22, 2013, The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., hosted an antique car show. Even though it rained during a portion of the event, community guests and facility residents enjoyed viewing 15 vintage cars.

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Spirit Week builds camaraderie at The Oaks
Cheryl DiGiacomo on Crazy Hat Day

On Aug. 19 – 23, 2013, The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., hosted a Spirit Week for all associates and residents to enjoy and help build team spirit.

“Spirit Week was in celebration of a successful state survey,” explained Katie Roderiques, marketing director.

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Residents at The Oaks gather with families for Blast Off to Summer Bash
Resident Ronald Verrette and his wife

On June 27, 2013, residents at The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., celebrated the facility’s annual Blast Off to Summer Bash with family members of all ages. More than 250 family guests came out for the cookout.

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Voice of the Patriots shares his story of recovery at Life Care’s awards banquet
Gil Santos speaks

Nearly 100 employees gathered at Boston Marriott Newton on June 24, 2013, for the company’s annual regional awards banquet – and eager to hear Gil Santos, the Voice of the New England Patriots for the past 36 years, give the keynote address.

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The Oaks supports The One Fund Boston to help those impacted by marathon bombing
Associates in team gear in a dress-down day for The One Fund Boston

“This being our city, and working in health care, I think we understand the long road these survivors will be facing in the coming weeks and months,” said Jenny Baldassarre, executive director.

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The Oaks introduces aquatic therapy program at local gym
Christine Souza, occupational therapy assistant, works with Eleanor Pittsley

Residents at The Oaks in New Bedford, Mass., have an exciting new way to get muscle and joint therapy – in the water.

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