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!

Easter 2016

Prestonsburg HealthCare recently participated in Holy Week Celebrations and had an Easter dinner and a service. Our Elder Council Kentucky chose fried chicken and all the fixings. The chaplain read a passage from the book of Matthew depicting the empty tomb and the risen Savior. Many family members of our elders were able to attend and a great time was had by all! Right as dinner was ending, we had a surprise visitor–none other than Peter Cottontail himself! What a joy it was to see our elders and their families sharing a meal and commemorating all that our Savior did for us!

Get to Know: Dewey Greer!

This time on Get To Know! we meet with Dewey Greer!

Dewey was born and raised in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He joined the army after high school and was part of the Army Intelligence Agency during the Korean Conflict. After his career in the military, he came back to Prestonsburg and worked for Greer Wholesale Meat Distribution. He was a charter member of the Floyd County Rescue Squad.

Dewey is also very active in the Masonic Temple and Shriners, reaching 32nd Degree Mason Knight Commander. Mr. Greer is our resident council president at Prestonsburg HealthCare. He is a vocal advocate for every single elder in our home. He loves to go fishing, as well as spend time on any woodworking project.

He is very proud of his children and his grandchildren! His favorite project at Prestonsburg HealthCare was restoring an antique church pew. One of his most cherished memories is getting to talk to one of his neighbors at Prestonsburg HealthCare about the Lord and all that he had done for him.

Until next time on Get To Know!

Be Your Own Superhero!

Almost everyone has a favorite superhero. From Superman to Wonder Woman, there is a hero for everyone! What is it that people admire most about superheroes? Their daring feats of courage or their magnificent shows of strength? I believe what we all admire about them is the ability to make a difference. Regardless of the circumstance, the superhero always finds a way to overcome and take a stand for what is right.

We at Prestonsburg HealthCare explored that idea recently at our Stakeholder Wellness Fair: the idea of making a difference in someone’s life starting with your own, how through our actions and decisions we can make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. By making the right choices we can truly be our own Superhero!

Get To Know: Allison Conley

This week on Get To Know! We talk to Allison Conley! Allison has been an employee of Prestonsburg HealthCare for five years. She graduated from Big Sandy School of nursing and has been an RN for nine years. When she first graduated, she had a position in the ER as well as at the Wound Care Center. She has held different positions here over the years, but is currently our wound care nurse. Her expertise in this area is a blessing to our home. We believe she is one of the best in our area in this field! Her favorite part of working here is the residents. She enjoys walking the halls, talking to the elders, and getting them to smile.

When Allison is not at work she loves to spend time with her family and watch NASCAR. Her children always keep her busy, as well her rambunctious dogs! Allison is known for great care of our residents and her willingness to help out where needed.

Until next time on Get To Know!

Prestonsburg HealthCare Voted Best Elder Care in Floyd County!

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The Floyd County Times recently published their yearly Readers’ Choice Outstanding Service Awards and Prestonsburg HealthCare brought home the gold! We were voted the best Elder Care Facility in our area by the readers of the Floyd County Times! Our director of nursing Kelli Nelson also won Nurse of the Year in Floyd County. We thank everyone that voted for us and invite you to stop by and see us!

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