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2014-QAPI-Accreditation-Seal1Winter Park Care & Rehab has received accreditation for 2014 as a skilled nursing facility actively performing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.

The accreditation, presented by independent accreditor Providigm, LLC, demonstrates that the facility is continually assessing residents’ quality of life with regard to concerns such as pain, dignity, respect for resident choice, and quality of care problems such as whether there are enough staff to meet resident needs, weight loss, infections, rehabilitation following acute injury or illness, and prevention of readmissions to hospital.

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Winter Park Care & Rehab recently celebrated Holi, an ancient Hindu religious festival marking the arrival of spring. During the event, they smeared colors on each other, danced and ate Hindu treats.

This year, Holi took place March 17. It is primarily observed in India and Nepal, but is also prominently observed in Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well in countries with large Hindu populations all over the world.

Every year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival, which has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is one of the least religiously significant of the Hindu holidays, it is probably one of the most fun and exhilarating ones and a  great many people celebrate it with great joy and excitement everywhere.

The main celebration is observed by people smearing colored powder on each other, as well as by throwing colored and scented water and perfume at each other. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival, near midnight, as the moon rises, after which prayers are said and praise is offered.

Third-graders from a local Catholic school interviewed residents about their lives yesterday. You will see in the photos a copy of the interview sheet each student used as they got to know our residents.

We had a room full of ‘reporters’ and their ‘subjects,’ including: 20 residents, 30 third graders, a Catholic priest, and about a dozen parents from the community. The group included the new chaplain in Jacksonville, Larry Glover, a chaplain with a great heart.

It was exciting to see the stone wall of age difference come tumbling down in our dining room, which was buzzing with chatter and laughter.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain

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The body and God are tied together. God created the body and in health and excercise we rediscover the good feelings that come from our loving God. So pray and walk or swim, run and dance even clog and you will feel God pulsing through your body. Loving and enjoying the body is one sure fire way to worship the Living God.

This morning, I walked and then jogged a little and then prayed and asked God to help me all day. He did and how!  God is the only reliable power source for any human who wants to perform at his or her optimum.  Fortunately, He gives this power to anyone who asks.  Ask Him and feel the zoom in your day.

I will tell you mine and then show you know how to find yours.

First of all, here is mine. I was born to write and publish my ideas about how to be a mature and growing adult based on deep respect for myself and others and solidly anchored in the clarity that comes from meaningful meditation.  In short, I want to meditate and then write about how to be an adult in a world full of childishness.  I want to grow up and teach others how to do the same.

I nailed my calling down by reading “What Is Your What?” by Steve Olsher.

But there is more, I have digested from his book the work to be done to unveil the “amazing thing that you were born to do”.
Contact me and I will see that you get a copy of the digest.  What are you waiting for except to finally discover that thing for which you were born?

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During meditation this morning I felt these words:

1.  Don’t worry

2.  You are safe

3.  You have made remarkable strides

4.  Look at each person today as if you are meeting them for the first time.

These words felt like God to me.  I had so much fun in meditation this morning that I lost my grip on time and had to sprint to the shower, but the cool, sweet breeze of the “timeless time” I call meditation is still with me as I work into the busy afternoon.

Rev. Julie Nazarchuk led us today in a spirited and hopeful service of memory for the 10 of our residents who have passed on during the past three months. The spirit was high and we felt the presence of the Lord, and at the conclusion of the celebration, a rose was given to each of the assembled in memory of one of the deceased. Cake and punch were served as people from all over the facility came into the dining room.

Ms. Desta Horner, a fourth generation Floridian, 32-year educator in Seminole Public Schools, current president of the Oveido Florida Historical Society and senior producer for a public media concern, presented to us today the struggle for women’s right to vote in the United States.

And what a dramatic fight it was, involving death, imprisonments, torture, force-feeding, and abuse by men in charge – but these determined women would not give up until all women had the right to vote. We felt our spirits lift when we saw what those women did, and our hearts were set ablaze by the work to be done for women here and around the world.

Women cried during the presentation, and we all joined our voices with Helen Reddy and sang ‘I Am Woman.’ We sang full-throated; you could hear it in Kentucky. We are ready to fight for the rights of others as we stopped today to remember what so many brave women went through to secure passage of the 19th amendment of our Constitution, August 26 these many years ago.

It was a powerful event; full of emotion, stunning and gratifying.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain