Winter Park launches debate series to promote critical thinking among nursing home residents

Both sides of the “ghost” question were vigorously debated at Winter Park Care & Rehab, and then the debate was judged by a jury of residents.

One goal of the program was to promote clear and critical thinking among residents of the nursing home.

Participation was high and varied opinions were voiced by staff members and residents. Evidence for the “pro” side was presented by our administrator, Jose Alicea, while the “con” side was defended by Chaplain Larry.

We used our reasoning abilities and thought long and hard. On the “pro” side, notice the two pictures and look for the “orbs.” Chaplain Larry, meanwhile, countered with 25 reasons why ghosts don’t exist. The debate was deftly moderated by Admissions Director Jennifer Baker. The jury of residents decided that the “pro” side won the day and the decision came down in favor of Jose Alicea and his argument for the existence of “spirits.” Chaplain Larry took the resounding defeat in stride as Jose was a gracious victor. We plan to debate other topics in the future and include the residents directly in the debate.

P.S. To see the “orbs,” look carefully to the left in each pic for a circle with a faint pattern in it. One pic was taken in a tunnel, another in a cemetery; both were snapped by Jose.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain

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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Winter Park Care & Rehab hosts first annual fruit cake toss

What do you do with two-week-old fruit cake? You throw it as far as you can for prizes, which is exactly what we did yesterday at our first annual Fruit Cake Tossing at WPCR.

The best toss was well over 50 feet, made by one of our residents who hails from Ohio. She is the lady in the sporty black chapeau. All in all, a merry time was had by everyone, and remarkably, we all joined together to eat the balance of the much-maligned holiday dessert at the close of the event.

The Spirituality and Quality of Life departments joined to sponsor and host the event.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain

Winter Park Care & Rehab partners with Vitas Hospice for Advent lunch series

We are celebrating Advent with a series of lunches on the theme of the arrival of the Lord. Vitas Hospice has provided lunch the past two weeks, and this week we will be eating an all-organic Mediterranean meal dished up by my wife. Vitas chaplain David Huber provided the message last week. These Advent Lunches will continue for two more weeks, and we will renew the luncheon series during Lent.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain

Happy Veterans Day From Signature HealthCARE

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This Veterans Day, Signature HealthCARE would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of our nation’s military veterans, and those still actively serving. We especially want to thank all of our residents and stakeholders who served our country.

Happy Veterans Day from the Signature family to yours.

Signature launches cookbook with recipes from nursing home residents, staff

Cooking with LoveJust in time for the holiday cooking season, Signature HealthCARE (SHC) has released a cookbook featuring recipes – some generations old – from residents and staff members in its nursing homes.

Titled ‘Cooking with Love,’ the book features a little bit of everything, from appetizers, soups and salads to sides, all-American dishes, ethnic fare, desserts and more. The project began earlier this year in Signature’s Urban Division, with staff members at SHC centers soliciting recipes from residents and contributing their own.

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Winter Park hosts Hall of Fame ceremony to honor patients and others

Here are just a few of the adjectives that a variety of cowboys, and cowgirls used to describe our Western themed Hall Of Fame last night: “warm, amazing, awesome, classy, unbelievable, beautiful, beautiful (that’s right they said it twice), touching, and the best ever”.

The decorated room was packed with 70+ folks making it the biggest crowd that we have had in years.  Emotions flowed like the Colorado River. During the induction ceremony every one was a “pardner” to all as the assembly corralled up, visited, hugged, laughed, and ate some of the best grub that Orlando has to offer. This took place for about an hour after the ceremony had ended.

When you look at a Hall Of Fame ceremony done with class, you need to look no further than our Administrator Jose, QOL Director Dollene, and Dietary Manager “Campfire Cookie” Evelyn, and too the many other volunteers and Stakeholders at WPCR who  bring the event  together.  In my five years of Hall of Fame this was the “rootin, tootinest, wee-doggiest” best ever ceremony.

– Larry Limbaugh, Chaplain

 

Tune into SHC Hall of Fame Livestream Oct. 9

SHC Hall of Fame

For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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