News & Updates
Nashville held our first ever Signature HealthCARE Senior Olympics at Nashville Community Care and Rehabilitation Center at Bordeaux. Bordeaux hosted four other Signature facilities which included Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, Cleveland, Columbia, and Madison.
Each building brought six residents to enjoy a little friendly competition in events like the ADL Challenge, Wii Bowling, Cornhole, Shot Put, Trivia, and Wheelchair races. The residents enjoyed a motivational speech from Judge Rachel Bell, who is the Nashville General Sessions judge.
Judge Bell is a huge advocate for the Bordeaux community, and he was excited to speak at our event. The residents were also motivated by cheers and a dance performance by cheerleaders from Pearl Cohn Magnet High School. Our first “Signature’s Got Talent” Winner, April Ashley, belted out the National Anthem to kick-off the games.
The top three teams were awarded trophies with the hometown favorite, Bordeaux, taking gold, Bowling Green taking silver, and Madison taking home bronze. The “Most Spirited” award went to SHC of Columbia, the “Most Creative Banner” went to SHC of Cleveland, and the “Sportsmanship Award” went to SHC of Bowling Green. But one resident said, “Everyone really won today!”
The teams shared many memories and laughs while dancing to the Nae Nae, the Wobble and performing a little karaoke. Many new friendships were made while old friends were able to reunite. This was truly a day of togetherness, friendship and family with a little friendly competition mixed in. Thanks for making the trek through Nashville traffic to join such a momentous occasion.
Special Thanks goes to AMR, Chandler Watson, The Ambassadors Golf Club of Columbia, and Avalon Hospice for donating snacks and food for the event. Thank you Judge Rachel Bell, Pearl Cohn High School Cheerleaders, Kernel Dave-our DJ extroardinaire, Melissa Spencer, Chaplain Bill Smith from SHC of Madison for our opening prayer, Chaplain Dwayne Lowe from SHC of Bowling Green for our closing prayer, Donna Reed for being our photographer, and our regional and facility volunteers.
– Ashley Graham, Regional Quality of Life Director
For sports day, as part of National Nursing Home Week, SHC of Cleveland had the AWF/WOW wrestlers from Ringgold, Ga., pay a visit to the residents. The residents watched as Lex Lee, Nature Boy and others wrestled until they were all defeated and one remained the champion!
Administrator Tiffany Sawyer even took on and defeated Marketing Director Haley Thurmond in a blowout match of arm wrestling!
Fore more photos, check out the Facebook photo album.
Signature HealthCARE and the Department of Spirituality will welcome several spiritual and community leaders to our corporate office in Louisville, KY for our 2015 Interfaith Global Day of Prayer celebration.
Beginning at 10:30AM EST, watch the celebration LIVE in the video player above.
To participate virtually, follow us at @LTCrevolution on Twitter and use the hashtag #GDOP.
Signature HealthCARE kicked off its Stay-cation season with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville, TN.
A total of 58 residents and staff from Signature HealthCARE of Cleveland, Signature HealthCARE of Columbia, Signature HealthCARE of Madison, and Donelson Place Care and Rehab came together to tour the museum.
They took a stroll down memory lane and learned fun facts about some of the great Country Music Stars (new and old), checked out the wonderful exhibits, and even took a turn in the recording booth!
Many of the residents reminisced about seeing the stars on stage, meeting some of the greats in person, and their own personal stories of being in music groups.
More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.
And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.
What a wonderful, blessed day we had on Friday, February 27 for our Resident Memorial Service. It was filled with celebration and memories of our residents that we recently lost. Our chaplain, Coby Goins, reminded everyone that is our love for each other and the love of God that helps us through the time of loss. We are family at Signature Healthcare of Cleveland we remember our family that we recently lost.
Signature’s Urban Segment has been highlighting different cultures since September 2014 in the Quality of Life department. Every month a country is celebrated with weekly activities representing that specific country. Staff and residents learn about the culture which includes, crafts, food, language, famous landmarks, and learning about the customs and traditions.
China was highlighted during the month of February. Urban Indiana, Urban North, and Urban South celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2015. Each community in Urban created their own version of the Chinese dragon for their celebration. The top two dragons in each sub-segment were the winners! The residents are still talking about the celebrations held at their communities.
“As loved ones age and lose their ability to function on their own, maybe for just a few days or weeks after a hospitalization but perhaps much longer, their families may need to consider a nursing home. To help narrow their search, U.S. News has compiled information for nearly 16,000 facilities across the country. This FAQ explains what goes into the evaluations and addresses questions of interest to media and health care professionals. ” – U.S. News and World Report
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