Families and friends joined together recently at Prestonsburg HealthCare to celebrate Easter. The dietary team fixed a classic Easter dinner that was enjoyed by families, elders, and stakeholders alike! Our chaplain read a passage from the book of Mark that highlighted the resurrection of Christ. It was a great reminder of why we celebrate Easter.
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Hot and fresh!
When the light is on the donuts are fresh, and the lights were on this past week at Prestonsburg HealthCare. Elders and stakeholders gathered around to make hot and fresh donuts. Using canned biscuit dough as the base and a variety of glazes and coatings to finish, the residents had a blast! Whether classic glazed, coated in powdered sugar, or a great cinnamon-sugar mix, all of them turned out delicious. The smiles were all around–from the making to the eating. One elder was sure to share the love as she passed out samples to everyone she could find. It was a great simple activity that was fun for the whole family!
Most people enjoy being pampered occasionally and our elders are no different. We had an afternoon filled with good food, relaxing manicures and pedicures, and some great company! While some had their hair curled or styled, others were treated to makeup and nail polish. Then they finished up with a wonderful lunch and some good conversation.
It makes a good reminder for us that sometimes we need to make time and give a few brief moments for some relaxation. Not just for ourselves, but for others as well!
Everyone enjoys a little competition now and then, and Prestonsburg HealthCare is no different. Our two neighborhoods (Ocean Side and Memory Lane) recently turned into Candy Cane Lane and Winter Wonderland. Stakeholders and elders both decked the halls and decorated their hearts out. Over a several day span, teams from each neighborhood worked to transform their side into a scene worthy of a champion. Chaplain Stephen Clark said, “It has been an intense competition, but our elders have loved every minute of it.” Three local judges came and toured each hallway. When the votes were tallied, Candy Cane Lane won in a split decision, but both sides agree that the true winners are the residents. By the look on the faces of all the residents, it would be hard to disagree with that!
Once every year at Prestonsburg HealthCare, we take time to give honor and recognition to a few elders, stakeholders, and community members who have affected us over the years. Our Hall of Fame ceremony is a wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of our own.
This year we honored elders John Scalf, Minnie Akers, and Brenda Camp, all of whom are some of the most respected and deserving elders in our home. Stakeholder Lynn Watts was recognized for over 22 years of service and for a host of personal and professional accomplishments. Judy Stephens, a community leader who volunteers and spends a great deal of her time assisting our home, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as well.
There was a great number in attendance with friends, family members, community members, and state officials in attendance.
Join us in welcoming the 2016 Class of The Prestonsburg HealthCare Hall of Fame!
Prestonsburg HealthCare went on a senior safari to Winchester, Kentucky recently to compete in Signature HealthCare’s annual Senior Olympics. There were races, spelling bees, and trivia games galore in the college park gymnasium. Most importantly, there was a great spirit and a time of competitive fun! Elder Brenda Camp brought home one gold medal and plenty of smiles! It was a wonderful event that all of the elders and stakeholders had a blast at, just don’t ask our chaplain about the tutu!
As part of the Route 66 initiative here at Prestonsburg HealthCare, our ladies recently experienced a day at the spa! The woman’s group was treated to one-on-one time with a stakeholder for a fantastic lunch and some relaxing spa treatments. There were manicures, pedicures, and every other kind of “cures” you could think of! A few stakeholders and volunteers fixed hair and makeup. At the end of the day when everyone had gotten the full treatment, you could see their smiles from across the room. What was planned as a simple day of fun turned into something more–a time to give care as well as be cared for.
Everyone deserves to be pampered every now and again. When was the last time you pampered yourself? More importantly, when was the last time you took the time, energy, and effort to provide that for someone else?
Everyone wants someone dependable in their life. It’s just a simple truth that people long for dependability, to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have a friend or family member that you can count on when the time comes. The City of Prestonsburg has such a friend, and we at Prestonsburg HealthCare wanted to let them know how appreciated they are.
The Prestonsburg City Police Department was invited to Prestonsburg HealthCare Wednesday Morning for a home cooked breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, eggs, bacon and everything you could dream of, including some hot and fresh cinnamon rolls was the fare of the day. While this may have been just a small gesture, it was one that came from the heart of all our elders and stakeholders. Thanks again to the Prestonsburg City Police Department, Fire Department, and city officials who strive to be dependable, no matter the circumstance.
This past family night at Prestonsburg Healthcare we were able to share in celebrating a few birthday parties with some very special ladies!
Brenda Camp is a retired school teacher who is loved by many! She has such a sweet spirit and is always seen helping others around Prestonsburg HealthCare. She is a blessing to have in our home and we are so glad we could share this special day with her!
Goldie Conn celebrated her 107th Birthday surrounded by family and friends. She has always shared her love for people and is as kindhearted as they come! She loves a good cup of coffee and has always said her favorite food is possum. She truly is one of a kind and it was an honor for us to join her family in celebrating this day!