Officer Appreciation Breakfast 2016

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.

Birthday Celebrations!

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!

Pigeon Forge Vacation 2016

What is the longest time you have ever waited for something? Every time you turn around you see a new time saving invention that will revolutionize the way we do things. We live in a day and age where we don’t like to wait any amount of time. Children say all the time, “I want it and I want it now!” Just a few weeks ago during an elder vacation to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee we learned that one of our elders, Lowell Williams, had been patiently waiting for over 40 years to do something we often take for granted.

After a day of sightseeing, shopping, and a great dinner show the topic, everyone began to talk about what they were going to do the next day. One stakeholder mentioned the beautiful Cades Cove, another mentioned another dinner show, until finally someone said the magic word: swimming. Lowell’s face lit up and said that he hadn’t been swimming in over 40 years! Jack Endicott, another elder, quickly agreed that they should go swimming. It was just a year ago that Jack took his first ever trip down a waterslide! Cindy Porter, activity director of Prestonsburg HealthCare, said there was no talking either one of them out of it. They were bound and determined to go swimming! After a trip that evening to the store to buy some swimming trunks and sunscreen, the next day’s plans were set.

Once breakfast was finished and all the food was settled, they made their way to the pool. As the temperature began to rise so did Lynn Watts’ nerves. She said she wasn’t sure who to be more nervous for, herself or Lowell and Jack! After 40 years, Lowell was finally getting to something he loved to do again. Thankfully, swimming is like riding a bike and Lowell didn’t miss a beat, floating, swimming, and splashing just like he did 40 years ago.

There we so many amazing things that happened on this trip. Favorites could be picked from the Dixie Stampede,  the Lumberjack Feud, the picturesque scenery, or the great shopping and stores. Without hesitation, they all said their favorite thing was swimming, because it was a long time coming. It’s not always about how much money you can spend or how much great food you can eat. The shows and sights could never truly replace what really matters: making memories.

When is the last time you made an unforgettable memory? This short trip, even just this one event made, an indelible impression in the life of Lowell Williams.

Every day we have the ability to make memories. Take today and make it count.

Prestonsburg’s Women’s Group Goes Camping!

The Jenny Wiley State Park Campground was taken over Thursday night by the Women’s Group from Prestonsburg Health Care. The group enjoyed games of corn hole and plenty of great food! As they ate their s’mores and talked the night away, old memories were shared and new memories were made. Elder Opal Gibson said, “It’s so calming to be out looking at the stars and all of God’s creation.”

Do yourself a favor this week and step outside, look into the clear night sky, and soak in the calming peace of God’s creation! If you’re anything like Opal, you will be glad that you did!

Gone Fishing!

What could be better than a day at the lake spent fishing, cooking out, and enjoying time with good friends? That’s what a group of elders and stakeholders from Prestonsburg Health Care did on Monday. They drove to the picturesque Paintsville Lake State Park in Johnson County, Kentucky, basked in the sun, and had fun! The stories and fish tales quickly began to fly about who had caught the biggest fish of the day. The sun glistened off of the water as everyone ate their share of hot dogs, watermelon, and brownies. It was a moment of calm, peace, and tranquility that can only come from a day at the lake!

Nursing Home Week 2016

Prestonsburg HealthCare recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week! Each day was filled with fun, games, and great food. With themes ranging from “pajama day” to “Hawaiian luau,” excitement was the topic of the week.

Stakeholders and elders alike enjoyed friendly competition each day. With all the stress and hustle of everyday life, it was a great time to take a step away from the ordinary and live in the extraordinary.

What is certainly one of the most fun weeks of the year will live on in our memories until the next, but why not make an effort to make every day extraordinary!

James D Adams Memorial Bass Tournament 2016

The 7th Annual James D Adams Memorial Bass Tournament took place Saturday May the 7th. With 37 boats participating, it made for the largest tournament in the event’s history. The winners took home cash prizes and trophies, with all contestant being eligible for fantastic door prizes and gifts.

The 1st place team was Kevin Boyd and Anthony Tackett with a total of 6.7 pouds. Second place was Justin Seal and Tim Horne with a total of 6.4 pounds. Third place was Jason Patton and Marty Gibson with a total of 5.13 pounds. Bryan Smith and William Smith won the Big Fish with a 4.2 pound bass. The event was a great success and Prestonsburg HealthCare wants to thank all who participated!

Prestonsburg HealthCare Camping Trip 2016

Sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallow,s and swapping tales is a summer rite of passage–one that the elders from Prestonsburg HealthCare took full advantage of last week. A group travelled to the beautiful Jenny Wiley State Park campgrounds for an evening of fun and fellowship. While at the campground they enjoyed hot dogs, s’mores, and watermelon.

You could see the joy on their favors as they relived memories from years ago. As the flames from the fire licked the logs you could see the clock turn back. While reminiscing about camping with family and friends one elder recollected how he came to this very campground years ago and told us stories about all the fun he had.

We could all use a moment like that sometimes–to turn back time and remember all the fond memories we have. Don’t let time slip you by, be like our elders and enjoy it–live life to the fullest!

Kentucky Horse Park

When you think of Kentucky, several things come to mind. One can visit the eastern part of our state and view beautiful mountains and picturesque scenery, or you could travel to western Kentucky and explore the longest cave system in the world! Nestled near the center of the Bluegrass State, you will find the Horse Capitol of the World–Lexington, Kentucky. That’s where Prestonsburg HealthCare found itself recently–exploring the famous Kentucky Horse Park.

The Kentucky Horse Park Is home to the International Museum of the Horse, as well as the American Saddlebred Museum. Elders from Prestonsburg HealthCare visited the museums and toured the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. They enjoyed a demonstration about grooming and getting a show horse ready. The horse they got to observe was named Konnor, a belgian draft horse weighing in around 2000 pounds. After lunch, they saw a horse show that highlighted several breeds of beautiful horses and detailed their origins. One elder, Jack, said his favorite moment was getting up close and personal with Konnor.

It is amazing to see all that our great state has to offer. Our elders look forward to more adventures exploring the Bluegrass!

Spring Break 2016

Everyone enjoys a good party, and that’s what we had last week at Prestonsburg HealthCare! As a part of Signature HealthCARE’s Spring Break Day, we celebrated with food, fun, and games! Volunteers came in and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs with all toppings you could ask for. Our elders played games and won some fun prizes. It was a great time with lots of fun!