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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, beautiful sky what more could you ask for on a Picnic!  Maybe 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.  The question was the coloring of the caterpillar, did that mean it was going to be a cold/snowy winter or a mild one?

Batts looking at worm Butler eating worm Butler looking at worm catapillar Gilpin Cheese puffs Gilpin worm Group outing Nicholas

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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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We are getting ready for the ‘Reflect N Us’ art gallery!

Shaheen receives International Eden Elder Award | LaRueCountyHerald.com

The LaRue County Herald recently published an article about a prestigious award a Sunrise Manor resident received. See the story below.

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Last week approximately 400 people from around the world gathered in Nashville, TN to attend the 7th Eden Alternative International Conference. The Eden Alternative, whose mission is to eradicate loneliness, helplessness and boredom from the aging population, was also celebrating it’s 20th anniversary!

The awards recognition ceremony was a highlight among the many events that took place. Lisa Shaheen, who lives at Signature HealthCare At Sunrise Manor, was honored with the International Eden Elder Award!

Lisa, pictured above with Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative, was one of several nominees for the prestigious award.

In 2013,  Lisa’s journey began to inspire many at Signature Healthcare when she learned to paint using only her mouth.  Lisa, suffering from MS had lost control of most of the muscle strength in her body. When the opportunity to participate in the online art gallery presented itself, she was immediately saddened because she knew there was no opportunity for her to learn to paint. With the help of Quality of Life Director, Sally Rineker and Restorative Aide, Amanda Ploude, Lisa learned to manipulate a paint brush using her mouth only and soon created her first masterpiece “Sunrise Over The Ocean.” The beauty of her art serves as a reminder of how purpose and passion can teach us to overcome any obstacle that life may throw in our path.

The inspiration doesn’t stop there though. Lisa also worked with a team of Elders this past fall to raise $20,000 for a local child with Leukemia! I remember when I asked her about this, she said, “We can accomplish anything we want to!”

Lisa’s positive attitude and determination have inspired so many. It is through her wisdom and life experience that we learn to eliminate fear and follow our dreams! The barriers that life give us are nothing if we press forward with sheer determination and vision. dreams.

To learn more of Lisa’s experience check out this video profile Reflect N Us Artist Profile

Congratulations Lisa!

– Angie McAllister, Director of Cultural Transformation – Rural