Everyone should celebrate the joys of spring since winter is behind us. The warmer weather calls us outside, and it’s time to put away the winter wear, get out the capris and colorful tops, and fire up the grill.
The elders and staff enjoyed a day of hula lessons, volleyball, tropical music, and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs.
The children from My Play School and VBK in Live Oak Florida visited for a special Easter Egg hunt. The children sang songs that they had learned at school, and the staff and elders enjoyed having them around.
It is always a fun time when Ms. Ginny brings the children to visit!
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.
Surrey Place Care Center held its second annual Ms. Surrey Pageant. Contestants dressed up in their evening gown, were escorted by the Suwannee High School NJROTC, and gave wonderful answers during the question phase.
The winners of the night were: 3rd runner-up was Hazel Silcox, 2nd runner-up was Betty Morgan, and Ms. Surrey Place was Myrtie Morgan. All of the contestants were beautiful and deserved to win. We look forward to seeing Ms. Myrtie compete in the regional pageant.
We would like to thank our staff for all their help in the set-up and ensuring each contestant had a gown. We would also like to thank Lester Curry for being the Master of Ceremonies for the night, Suwannee Vo-Tech Cosmetology, and LaVonne Monds for doing each contestant’s hair and makeup.
A special thanks to our wonderful judges: Buddy Williams, Jeff LeRoux and Audrey Short.
Signature HealthCARE developed its Spirituality Pillar to help meet the spiritual needs of its elders. It gives elders an opportunity to serve as spiritual leaders in the community.
Naomi Webb accepted the role of chaplain at Surrey Place Care Center to help this cause. She is a faithful prayer warrior and she attends many of the spiritual events. She has a big heart and she has always been a strong advocate for her peers.
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.
Twelve years ago, on New Year’s Eve, the elders at Surrey Place put together a Time Capsule to be opened in ten years. Somehow the capsule was overlooked until this year.
It was so exciting to open the package and see old photos, newspaper articles, an activity calendar, and a letter to the future elders at Surrey Place. The elders of 2015 are creating their Time Capsule to be opened in 2025!
Surrey Place held a Quarter Auction on December 13th, 2014 to raise money for our Elder Vacation. There were vendors here from Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef, and Thirty-One. Everyone had a great time bidding and winning great gifts. Everyone who attended said they can’t wait for Surrey Place to have another quarter auction.