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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Life Care Center of Waynesville resident participates in local pageant
Georgia Primus

On July 17, Life Care Center of Waynesville resident Georgia Primus took part in the Missouri Health Care Association’s District 7 Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant.

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Life Care Center of Winter Haven helps 25-year-old set up independently
Anthony Gramm opens his gifts

On June 26, Life Care Center of Winter Haven, Florida, hosted a housewarming shower for its youngest resident, who was about to move into an independent apartment.

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Life Care Center of Hixson chefs give community tips on eating with dementia
Lucien Lamontagne presenting

On Aug. 6, Lamontagne presented a seminar on Eating with Dementia at the North River Civic Center in Hixson. The session was part of a series of community presentations to help educate seniors on health topics of importance to them.

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Life Care Center of Bridgeton’s Summer Blast helps community beat the heat
David Herrington braces for a soaking in Beat the Bucket

On June 21, Life Care Center of Bridgeton, Missouri, hosted a free Summer Blast for the residents, community and surrounding senior living facilities.

Associates estimate between 150-200 guests attended.

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Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene resident sings at baseball game
Mike McGhee walking with Chief Wahoo on  the ball field

Mike McGhee, a resident at Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, stepped up to the microphone.

“Take me out to the baaallll game… take me out to the crowd!”

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Green Valley Care Center open house shows off renovations
The ribbon-cutting

On July 24, Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, gave community members the chance to check out the newly renovated building at an open house.

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Nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilliard wins second place in FHCA essay contest
Cindy Graham

Cindy Graham, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilliard, Florida, recently won second place in the Florida Health Care Association’s annual CNA essay contest.

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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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