Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Steve Troutman! Steve was recently nominated as Hermitage Care & Rehab’s volunteer of the year. Steve is a retired school teacher from McLean County who has been volunteering at Hermitage for four years. Steve is an excellent piano player and often uses his musical talents to serve our Residents. Steve is a vital part of our Hermitage family. Hermitage is blessed to have Steve and all of our wonderful volunteers!

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Hermitage Petting Zoo

We recently celebrated the beautiful Spring weather with some very special guests. Thank you Equestrian Enterprise for making our day extra special!

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Creating a Professional Team

In an effort to beat the rainy weather blues, our teams from Mayfair Manor, Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center, and Signature HealthCARE of Hillcrest decided to take to the bowling alley to create our own sunshine.

We have some pretty talented bowlers! Our winner from Mayfair Manor had never bowled a game in her life, but she now has a new hobby! Our winner from Hermitage bowled two strikes in her last frame, and our winner from Hillcrest was the strike and spare king the whole game! I think we may be well on our way to the professional leagues.

Everyone had a wonderful time munching on pizza, bowling, and being around each other. Plus, a little trash talking always adds excitement to the crowd.

Thanks to all who participated in these adventures. Look for us on the next PBA tour. We’ll be coming to your city soon!

Ashley Graham, Regional Quality of Life Director

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Staff and residents from Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest, and Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center enjoyed a day at Bowling Green Ballpark. They watched a thrilling game of baseball between the Bowling Green Hot Rods and the South Bend Cubs.

Even though the home team was unable to pull a win, the game was still exciting and the atmosphere was entertaining.

Our folks took pictures with the Hot Rods mascot, were featured on the jumbotron, and even caught a foul ball. We were lucky enough to be driving up when a foul ball was hit outside of the stadium. Thankfully nobody was hurt in retrieving the foul ball.

What a beautiful day at the park! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or a better day to be with friends and family!

Signature Receives “Best Places To Work In Kentucky” Award For Second Consecutive Year

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A group of stakeholders from Signature facilities in Kentucky, along with members of the home office team, gathered in Lexington, Ky., this week to attend the ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ awards ceremony. Signature has received the award for two consecutive years and this year came in fourth place in its category!

For more, read the press release from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce here: http://bit.ly/1E2bzgP

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Signature Staycations Continued

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!

Doesn’t hurt to dream, right?

Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference

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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.

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