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.
The Suwanne High School band and their chorus came to put us in the Spirit of Christmas. These students gathered in the courtyard and hallways to put smiles on our faces and a extra cheer in our hearts.
They sang and performed many familiar Christmas carols! Thank you, Suwannee High School!
Emma Green turned 100 years old on December 14, 2014 and enjoyed a special party with her friends at Surrey Place. Her daughter visited to share in the festivities. Emma was the middle child of eight children and grew up in the Goldridge, Alabama community.
She came from a poor family in a small community, and when the school closed down she went to work as a seamstress at Sewell Manufacturing and later at Lee Company (Lee Jeans). She married Hershell G. Green, a farmer, in 1936.
She always had a desire to teach and attended college at night and during the summer in the late 50s. After this, she taught elementary school and continued her education. She later graduated in 1967 from the University of Alabama.
When asked what was the secret to living a long life, her daughter told us that they lived off the farm–fresh vegetables and very little meat, no smoking or drinking, and that they came from a lineage of longevity.