Standing Stone Care Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day at Standing Stone was amazing. We had a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. Elders had so much fun socializing with their friends and sampling all of the delicious treats with cold root beer.

Social Service Month at Standing Stone Care and Rehab

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Our Elders wanted to do something special for our Social Service Director since it was National Professional’s Social Work Month.

They decorated a huge card that had all of their signatures on it, and gave her a note to tell her how much they appreciate her hard work and compassion.

Valentine’s Day party filled with food and fun

 

 

 

 

 

Last Thursday, we hosted our Valentine’s Day Party with our annual King and Queen Contest.

When the votes were all in and counted, we crowned our 2015 King and Queen. The king asked,  “What did I do to deserve this honor?” The queen’s eyes were filled with tears as they accepted and took their place on the throne. It was a wonderful day. Our dining room was decorated in a beautiful Valentine array.

We had lots of snacks and appetizers, and a beautiful two-tiered Valentine heart cake that was made by one of our activity assistants. Love songs filled the air as we laughed, ate and enjoyed each others’ company.

– Becky Phillips, Quality of Life Director

Standing Stone Care Celebrates A Birthday

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Today, our admissions director came to us after filling out a simple pleasures worksheet about our resident, Mrs. Sue England.

While speaking with Sue, our director found out so many things she never knew. Sue visited Paris, France, she climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower and never once held on to the side rails, her favorite candy bar is Milky Way, and that today was her birthday.

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Resident John Ballard Continues to Preach After 77 Years

Mr. John Ballard is one or our residents here at Standing Stone Care & Rehabilitation Center. He confided in our chaplain, Steve Looper, that he received a calling to preach when he was nine years old, and he has faithfully fulfilled this calling for 77 years.

Chaplain Steve asked John if he would like to preach during our Wednesday morning church service, and John gladly accepted.

John has touched hearts and souls, prayed with the sick, and encouraged fellow residents to strengthen their faith and to never give up under any circumstance.

Signature HealthCARE – 2014 Year In Review

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View the SHC 2014 Year In Review

Expansion. Adaptation. Innovation.

These words, in many ways, defined 2014 for Signature HealthCARE. The Revolution brought our total number of locations to 125. We welcomed new centers to the family and took pivotal steps to position SHC as an integrated care network capable of meeting health care needs across the full spectrum of care. We expanded into new business lines while continuing to enhance and invest in existing service offerings.

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Elders Participate in Annual Christmas Parade

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Saturday night, December 6th, several of our elders along with Chaplain Steve Looper and QOL Director Rebecca Phillips participated in the annual Monterey Christmas Parade.

We had a wonderful time waving at all the onlookers and singing Christmas carols.

And wouldn’t you know it, the Grinch showed up and tried to hijack the facility van, but we were successful at pushing him out and continuing with our night of fun and fellowship.

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Exploring Cades Cove

On Monday, November 17, Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County and Standing Stone Care & Rehab teamed up for a Gatlinburg adventure to Cades Cove.

Cades Cove is one of the most visited areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The isolated valley was once home to an entire community. Visitors can see homes, churches and school buildings from a bygone era.

Although it was a cold and snowy day, it did not stop the residents from enjoying the beauty of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Braving the cold weather, the residents were treated to sightings of wild deer, turkeys and squirrels scampering through the trees. Seeing the still-standing pioneer homes and buildings was like traveling back in time.

The day ended with a buffet dinner at the Golden Corral in Sevierville, TN. They were hosting an appreciation night for all Veterans. It was truly an honor to get to share a meal with all of those American Heroes.

We here at Signature HealthCARE are truly blessed to share and fellowship together as a family and enjoy these wonderful journeys with our amazing elders!!

– Kelsey Hackett, Activities Director and Michael Conatser, Admissions & Marketing Director, Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County