Signature HealthCARE – 2014 Year In Review


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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


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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Signature HealthCARE Hall of Fame Inducts 350+ Individuals

The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our patients, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

This event, which we believe is the largest and only of its kind, is an opportunity for us to extend gratitude to those who have given so much to our centers, communities and country. They come from all walks of life – war veterans and feminist icons to inventors, professional athletes, philanthropists and much more. We are proud to count them among those we serve and can only continue to benefit from their presence. The Hall of Fame ceremonies are a special day to hold them up as shining examples of human potential.

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Winter Park celebrates Hindu festival of colors

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.