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Many people could not believe that Sunrise Manor’s elders signed up to do the Color Run - 5K in Radcliff.  We originally had 9 elders wanting to participate, but with out of town families visiting and illness we had 3 residents that were able to participate.  I got questioned a lot on how I talked them in to it.  Truth is I didn’t have to talk any of them into it. When I told them about the race they all wanted to do it, no questions asked! Why? This is because our elders at Sunrise Manor have no limitations.  Yes, they may have physical limitations, but that doesn’t stop them from living life to the fullest.

So that’s exactly what we did on Saturday, Oct. 25th!  I asked the elders if they had ever done anything crazy like this when they were in their 20′s, 30′s or 40′s, Joyce Williams replied “No, I had to wait until I was 82 years old to do something crazy like this!”  Pamela Batts agreed that this was the craziest thing she had ever done, as well.  Probably the most excited to participate was Jenny Henderson, who smiled, laughed and shook her leg in dance during the pre and post-race festivities. She was all smiles and laughs as she was being pushed through the color stations.

We do a lot of amazing and fun things at Sunrise Manor, but this event is up there as one of my most favorites to witness.  It was beautiful to see the elders let go, laugh, and do CRAZY!

- Sally Rineker, Quality of Life Director

Signature recently held its Hometown Film Festival, an annual event in which nursing home residents create original films to compete for funds to go on vacation. Scripts are largely written by nursing home residents, who also star in the films. In 2014, more than 25 films were submitting, including the one above by SHC of Sunrise Manor.

We hope you enjoy!

SHC Hall of Fame

For those unable to attend a SHC Hall of Fame ceremony, we’re bringing the celebration to you with four sites that were selected to have their ceremonies broadcast live via our website.

On October 9, 2014, 99 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 400 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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The Hall Of Fame is an innovative Quality of Life Program developed by Signature HealthCARE designed to honor the lives and accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, volunteers, and others who have had such an impact on our centers, communities, and nation.

On October 9, 2014, 87 Signature HealthCARE centers across the southeast and midwest will induct over 350 distinguished individuals into the Hall of Fame, in local ceremonies featuring celebrity speakers and presentations about the inductees lives and accomplishments.

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Perfect weather and a beautiful sky00what more could you ask for on a picnic?  (Maybe some bugs.)  We had the best time out in nature enjoying the sky, trees, lunch (the cheese puffs), and each other.  We found a tobacco worm and a very peculiar looking caterpillar–we wondered if the caterpillar’s coloring meant it would be a particularly snowy winter or a mild one!

What a beautiful day to go sightseeing!  The elders were all smiles as we drove miles through the soybean, corn fields, through the tractor barn, and through the silo loading area of Boyd’s Farm in Hodgenville, Kentucky. We want to thank our tour guide, Doug Bell, who gave us a history lesson.  The elders enjoyed seeing and holding a soybean plant and corn. Mr. Warren gave advice to Mr. Bell about the corn and stated the soybean looked like it would be a good crop.  They remembered and reminisced of their days on the farm.  Mr. Butler said, “It was a good trip. I got to see what I always did!”  Mr. Warren perked up when he spotted the John Deere tractors. However, Ms. Gracie said, “I wouldn’t know what to do with it if I had it!”  We went by Salem Lake before we headed back home.

Gracie told us that she couldn’t paint, but she would give it a try.  Ms. Withington said she would try, but she’s not very good.  They both created beautiful pieces of art! ”Just goes to show you, you’re never too old to try new things,” said Gracie Hawks.

The children and elders had fun playing in the sand.  It brought back some memories of the beach for the elders and dreams of going to the beach for some children.

Larue Co. Herald – Letter to the Editor July 16, 2014

I’ve been in eight medical facilities in my life and Sunrise Manor is number one. The entire staff treated me with loving care, respect and kindness.

I heard while I was there they received another 5-star rating. I would give them higher than that.

I went on June 18 after extensive lower back surgery at Norton’s. They said I was in rough condition when they brought me in. In three weeks, I walked out using a walker. The rehab people know what they’re doing, and brought me a long way.

The meals were also excellent.

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“I have been in eight different hospitals and/or rehab places and I’ve never been treated as well as I have been here, in a way I hate to leave,” said Mr. Hunt.

Mr. Hunt had flowers and fudge delivered to the nurses and aides that took care of him during his stay.  We wish him the best and he will be missed.

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