Mardi Gras

Tuesday, we joined together for a Mardi Gras party! We celebrated with food, friends, and games. We also learned a bit of interesting information about Mardi Gras.

One thing that stuck out to us is the meaning of Mardi Gras. Mardi is the French word for Tuesday and Gras is the French word for fat. Now we know why this holiday is also called Fat Tuesday. To to off the day, we chowed down on purple pancakes in honor of the traditional pancake race!

Our New Popcorn Machine

Stakeholders and residents are thrilled about the arrival of our brand new popcorn machine! Our last popcorn machine stopped working for us, and Opal’s Dream Foundation was quick to respond with a new one! We just love the smell and taste of fresh popcorn and we enjoy it on a weekly basis.

This is Opal’s Dream Foundation’s story, as told by them.

The foundation is named after Opal Grubbs. Opal spent the majority of her life alone in a nursing home as a ward of the state. She dreamed one day she could leave the nursing home and see the ocean. With no family or funds, she was never able to fulfill that dream before passing away. We exist to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

Opal’s has donated many items, large and small, to our community. A juke box was donated two years ago to ensure that our feet kept tapping. Last summer they were kind enough to donate a raised flower bed so that our residents could safely garden while outdoors. They have also donated smaller items in bulk–that were a true blessing at Christmas time–to provide a special Christmas store for our residents. They were able to pick out items to get for their loved ones.

On Friday February 5th, Jerry Stith and Ken Dozer showed up with our brand new popcorn machine! They were greeted by Phillip, a member of our community, with nothing but a huge smile on his face. Later that day, Kentucky State Representative Jim DuPlessis stopped by to join in on the popcorn fun.

We are so thankful for Opal’s Dream Foundation and every that makes the Foundation fun so well. Without them, many seniors would go without. They help facility coordinators bring an extra smile to our residents’ faces on a daily basis.

National Mustache Day

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Residents and stakeholders spent time learning about National Mustache Day. We had fun making and wearing our fake mustaches!

Cute Company

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We were very blessed with the cutest company today! Katrice, our rehab service manager, brought in four of the most adorable baby bunnies! The residents and stakeholders were able to spend the first half of the day snuggling with the bunnies and watching them hop around and trying to escape. Many residents shared stories with us about how they raised rabbits when they were growing up. The babies were a nice way to brighten this cold, rainy day.

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Community Trick-or-Treating

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Put on your best costume and come join us for trick or treating, games and fun!


When:

October 29th, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.


Location:

1117 Woodland Dr.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701


Call (270) 769-2363 for more information about this event.

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Elizabethtown Participates in Regional Senior Olympics

Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown was among 11 teams from nursing centers across Central Kentucky that gathered at Signature’s Louisville home office to compete in the games, which included basketball, a bean bag toss, and more.

Special celebrity guest judges included state Rep. Denny Butler; Louisville Metro Councilman Stuart Benson; Chris Redman, former quarterback for the University of Louisville and the Baltimore Ravens; Coach Bob Redman, who led Louisville Male High School to three state championships; Roger Burkman, a member of the 1980 University of Louisville NCAA men’s basketball championship team and former player for the Chicago Bulls; and Mike Pratt, a former University of Kentucky and Kentucky Colonels basketball player.

Elzabethtown’s team, The Signature Sunbeams, won the Silver Medal in the bean bag toss and a Bronze Medal in long toss. The team later received a trophy for Best T-Shirts and Spirit.

One resident on the team said, “The event was handled very efficiently. For anyone who hasn’t been to it, it is something to see. To see these people have the chance to get out, get exercise, have joy in their life and prove they are still a citizen who can get out and do things. This was only our second year, but I know next year we’ll be even better trained.”

Signature’s Senior Olympics are designed to promote fitness, fun and friendly competition among senior citizens, and serves to give participants a sense of accomplishment and self worth.

Nursing Home Week at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown

We had a truly spectacular week of festivities at Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown in celebration of Nursing Home Week!

Monday we had a Mexican Fiesta where the residents made black bean and sweet corn guacamole. We later tried our hand at traditional style Mexican dance moves, and we took our turns at busting a piñata.

Tuesday we had a Sock Hop where we enjoyed root beer floats, dancing, hula hooping and a bubble gum blowing contest. We all sat down to socialize while we munched on some very yummy ice cream sundaes.

Thursday we had a rootin’ tootin’ time at the Western Social. Everyone was deputized and enjoyed classic country music, dancing and munching on twice baked potatoes and onion rings.

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Signature Receives “Best Places To Work In Kentucky” Award For Second Consecutive Year

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A group of stakeholders from Signature facilities in Kentucky, along with members of the home office team, gathered in Lexington, Ky., this week to attend the ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ awards ceremony. Signature has received the award for two consecutive years and this year came in fourth place in its category!

For more, read the press release from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce here: http://bit.ly/1E2bzgP

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Allie’s 90th Birthday Party

On April 12, we were able to celebrate a wonderful woman’s 90th birthday! Allie has been a resident at our facility for years, and we were all honored to celebrate this milestone with her and her family.

She was able to meet her three week old great-granddaughter for the first time, and catch up with other family members who she hasn’t seen for some time. She shared old memories and stories while enjoying cake and ice cream!

Upon entering our decorated dining room, Allie’s eyes filled with tears of joy. She was “shocked” and “surprised”, she said. She told me that she enjoyed her cake, ice cream and all of her gifts. But most importantly, she enjoyed her family and friends being there!