Our coverage of the Signature Stay-cations continues with a trip to the Corvette Museum with Signature Healthcare of Bowling Green, Signature Healthcare of Clarksville, Signature Healthcare of Hillcrest, and Hermitage Care and Rehab. Upon arrival to the museum, the communities were told “the story of the sinkhole,” given a brief orientation, and history.
In 1994, the Corvette Museum opened and it’s the only facility in America dedicated to a single model of car. The museum is also home to the One Millionth Corvette that was donated by Chevrolet. The Corvette Assembly Plant is located across the street from the museum, and our residents saw a brand new Corvette leave the floor to go to its new home.
They clapped and cheered as the car drove off the showroom floor. The residents learned about 70 different models of the ‘Vette, facts about the production, and checked out the videos and memorabilia. There was a wealth of knowledge shared, and the residents and staff soaked it all in. One of our residents even got the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of one of the cars!
The crew had a great time and they are looking forward to go back in September when the “Sinkhole” display is open for touring. Maybe they’ll get a chance to take one of those ‘Vettes for a whirl around the block next time!
More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.
And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.
Signature’s Urban Segment has been highlighting different cultures since September 2014 in the Quality of Life department. Every month a country is celebrated with weekly activities representing that specific country. Staff and residents learn about the culture which includes, crafts, food, language, famous landmarks, and learning about the customs and traditions.
China was highlighted during the month of February. Urban Indiana, Urban North, and Urban South celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2015. Each community in Urban created their own version of the Chinese dragon for their celebration. The top two dragons in each sub-segment were the winners! The residents are still talking about the celebrations held at their communities.
The Urban segment has been highlighting different cultures since September 2014 in the Quality of Life department. Every month a country is celebrated with weekly activities representing that specific country. The country is celebrated by learning about the culture which includes, crafts, food, language, famous landmarks, and learning about the customs and traditions.
For the Month of February, we celebrated China as part of our Cultural Diversity Program. During the month, we made Chinese drums and competed against our sister facilities on who could make the best Chinese Dragon.
During our Chinese New Year Party we marched in and danced with our completed dragon while the residents played their Chinese drums and cheered us on. We served Chinese food and talked about the history of chop sticks in China, the Chinese calendar and sumo wrestling on New Year’s in China.
To demonstrate this sport, staff suited up and wrestled one another. We had a wonderful time full of smiles and laughter.
Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center’s residents and staff gathered together to celebrate Mardi Gras. We put dawned our masks and competed in several games such as a pancake race, blind mask target and Spin to Win. We had a blast showing off their skills to earn beads.
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.