Life Care News

Life Care believes in making residents our top priority and staying involved in the communities in which we serve. Our centers, residents and corporate offices take pride in connecting with each other and their hometowns. Here are stories about current events and the people within the Life Care family.

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Solar Week at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley is out of this world
The solar system

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, has been doing theme weeks throughout the summer, and one of the most popular was a Solar Week with activities each day having to do with our place in the universe.

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Life Care Center of Crossville hosts Kids Camp for associates’ children
Kids Camp

From July 21 – 25, Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, hosted a Kids Camp for associates’ children, providing games and educational opportunities from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

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Life Care Center of Morgan County supports two events for community children
The softball team

It was a busy Saturday on July 26 for associates at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, as they took part in two different events to support community children.

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Ruby Sharon turns 105 at Western Hills Health Care Center
Dru Enriquez, left, and CJ Jaff, right, present Ruby Sharon and her family with a signed poster

Ruby Sharon, a resident at Western Hills Health Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, celebrated her 105th birthday on July 19. Family members gathered together in the formal dining room to wish her a happy birthday.

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Alberta Johnson turns 100 at The Woodlands

On June 20, The Woodlands in Muncie, Indiana, had the privilege to honor Alberta Johnson on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

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Northwood Hills Care Center residents enjoy summer gardening
Filomena Palma with zucchini

Once again, the residents of Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri, have cultivated a vegetable garden.

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Life Care Center of Hilo hosts Filipino Fiesta

Filipino fiestas take place annually in the Philippines, and on Friday, June 13, Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, hosted a fiesta to celebrate the tradition with native Filipino residents and associates.

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Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence celebrates Memories in the Spring
Painting 3

Though storm clouds rolled overhead on June 12, the Second Annual Memories in the Spring art gala at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Fort Worth, Texas, carried on.

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Today’s co-pilot? Grandma!
Carol Ramondelli and her grandson, Sam Ramondelli - Photo by John Love from the Sentinel and Enterprise, reprinted with permission

Carol Ramondelli is a risk-taker. She’s been that way her entire life.

At 13, she walked across the narrow arch of the old Fifth Street bridge high above the railroad tracks.

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Clara Walsh turns 103 at Life Care Center of Ocala
Clara Walsh

“It just seems like nothing I ever expected,” said Walsh about turning 103. “The 90s are finished, and now it is on to the 100s.”

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Rehab at Life Care Center of Crossville helps Crossville man recover from stroke
Gordon Misner with therapists Julie Pillow, Christy Conner and Samantha McClay

When my husband, Gordon Misner, was transported to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, on Sept. 6, 2013, he was not able to speak, swallow or use his right arm or leg, and he was fed by a feeding tube through his stomach.

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The Heritage Center named Most Enthusiastic team at walk for adult day care center
Lynn Mefford, director of nursing, with her grandson

On July 26, The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, participated in the 23rd Annual ALPS Walk to Remember, benefiting ALPS Adult Day Services.

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Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care receives Silver National Quality Award
Silver Award

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care, a skilled nursing and rehab center in Rutledge, Tennessee, recently received the 2014 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

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Life Care Center of Hixson partners with Calloway family to award volunteer scholarship
Scholarship presentation

On July 18, junior volunteers and their families gathered at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, for the presentation of the facility’s first scholarship.

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Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – July 2014

Debbie Arnold, business office manager at Life Care Center of Carrollton, Missouri, and her family assisted the activities director in taking several residents fishing at a local lake.

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Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau participates in Relay For Life
Relay For Life booth

On June 14, Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, participated in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life held at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau.

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Resident at Life Care Center of Morristown named to THCA Who’s Who
Gwen McAlister with three of her friends

The Tennessee Health Care Association recently named Gwen McAlister, a 60-year-old resident at Life Care Center of Morristown, to its list of Who’s Who in Tennessee Long-Term Care.

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Life Care Center of La Center residents meet Bike4Alz team
Visiting with the Bike4Alz team

On June 25, residents from Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, were going on their weekly outing in the facility bus when they came across a special group of bicyclists.

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Life Care Center of McMinnville associates participate in Turkey Trot
Life Care Center of McMinnville participants

Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, sponsored the local Turkey Trot 8K/5K run on July 12, and 10 associates from the facility took part in the event.

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Life Care Center of Crossville CNA places top in state in national health care poster contest

Samantha Nielsen, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, recently won 10th place in the nationwide HOSA-Future Health Professionals poster contest.

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