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U.S. Standard Gold Buyers from Crossville will be at Signature Healthcare of Fentress County Saturday April 5th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM to buy items from community members such as  gold jewelry, silver jewelry, silver flatware, gold coins, silver coins marked 1964 or prior (dimes, quarters, 1/2 dollars, dollars), 1965-1969 Kennedy half dollars, fine silver or gold ingots, bullion, or rounds. If you’re not sure about something, feel free to bring it in anyway, and get a free estimate!

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M-I-C-K-E-Y  M-O-U-S-E!

Elders and stakeholders recently were inducted into Fentress County’s very own Mickey Mouse Club. They were awarded with a certificate of membership and their own Mickey ears! After the induction ceremony, elders enjoyed watching clips of the original mickey mouse club, and reminiscing about coming home after school to watch it on TV. They knew the theme song and sang along! Each month, new members consisting of elders, stakeholders, and volunteers will be inducted. We will even have a Mickey Mouse Club reunion in November. This is a fun way to include everyone in our preparations for our elder vacation in November to Disney World, and to reminisce about the good ole days.

Elders from Signature Healthcare of Fentress County recently practiced their bowling skills at Plateau Lanes in Crossville, TN. They had a blast getting their “new” shoes, eating lunch, and knocking down some pins Thursday afternoon. Two of the elders in attendance had never been bowling before! When asked what they thought about it, and both said they thought was a lot of fun!

Quality of Life Director, Kelsey Hackett, stated, “It’s great to give others these new, fun experiences in life. Creating memories that will last a lifetime is what I love about working at Signature.” At the end of the day, the elders were worn out, but enjoyed every minute of their afternoon out on the town!

Elders at Signature Healthcare of Fentress County celebrated St. Patrick’s day with several themed events. In the morning, everyone received shamrock stickers and were encourage to “wish people some luck” with a sticker. The person with the most ”luck” at the end of the day won a pot of gold over the rainbow. The winner was Leslie Martin with 34 stickers. In the afternoon we celebrated with  a green and gold social. The bell choir played Irish songs, as well as a special birthday song for one of our elders. We had green and gold punch, cookies, brownies, lemon cake, etc. One of our stakeholders “stole” coins from a leprechaun and we had to get them back and toss them into the pot before he noticed! Later that evening, several elders went to the Bull and Thistle Celtic Pub for dinner. We had traditional Irish food, and listened to a Celtic band- Feckless Fear Derg. We bought their cd to share with everyone back home and they even signed it for us! After dinner, we headed home, our bellies and hearts full!


Every year, elders from 45 Signature homes go on dream vacations to far away places such as Myrtle Beach, Branson, and Disney World. This year elders  picked between 3 different locations to vacation. Signature Healthcare of Fentress County is going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL! We will fly to Orlando on November 10th where we will be staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. We will enjoy two days of Disney magic: character dinners, Mickey’s Christmas Party, Hollywood Studios, and much more! It’s sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. It is, after all, the happiest place on earth!

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The Fentress County Boy Scouts came by recently and played Wii Bowling, checkers, and other games with some of the elders.  Everyone had a fun-filled afternoon while enjoying each other’s company.  Again we want to express a big thank you to our local Boy Scouts for coming by and visiting with us.

This fall, about 170 Signature residents and caregivers traveled to Branson, Missouri for the annual resident vacation. For a glimpse of the action, check out the video below.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

That’s what we all enjoyed during the recent Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7th. We decorated our van and rode in the parade while passing out candy and good cheer! Later on we were awarded the 3rd place ribbon by the Rotary Club for our participation. Then Santa stopped by and paid us all a wonderful visit. The parade ended here at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County with everyone drinking hot chocolate and catching up with friends.

Signature Healthcare of Fentress County (Jamestown, TN) recently honored several ‘hometown heroes’ by inducting them into the facility’s Hall of Fame Café.

Signature Healthcare of Fentress County is one of 72 nursing communities operated by Louisville, Kentucky-based Signature HealthCARE. The Hall of Fame Café concept was developed and launched companywide as a means of acknowledging the remarkable things residents and staff have accomplished in their lives.

Signature Healthcare of Fentress County’s recent honorees are:

Ms. Barbara Compton (stakeholder) was born to Elbert and Lena Cooper on December 2, 1946 in Pickett County. She married Roger Compton May 20, 1967 at age 20. They were the proud parents of two children, Kyle and Celena. Barbara started working at Fentress on September 2, 1987 thru August 29, 2010 in the Dietary Department. Barbara has seen many changes during her years at Fentress. She watched the facility grow from a 38 bed facility to a 140 bed facility. Barbara was a valued employee and friend of Fentress for her dependability and strong work ethic. Barbara is also a valued customer of Fentress. Barbara’s Father, Mother, Aunt and Sister were and are Residents of Fentress over several years. She says that she had the opportunity to work with a lot of great people and
made many good friends, some of whom have passed on and are greatly missed. She says she loved the residents and her job. Barbara enjoys her time with her family and is a proud Grandmother of seven grandchildren, Kyler, Justin, Johanna, Hadassah, Cameron, Zachery and Coen. Barbara was a faithful employee willing to do whatever was asked of her. She is greatly missed by all at Fentress since her retirement.

Alice (Cole) Potter (resident) was born November 2, 1938 in Oneco, Connecticut to Mowry Benjamin Cole and Anna Belle Maulburn. She was the middle child of 7 brothers and 1 sister. She went to school until the 10th grade, dropping out so she could square dance full time. After leaving high school, she worked at several convalescent homes where she received on-the-job training to be a CNA. She married Louie Pepin, Jr. in 1957 and had 4 children: Louie III, Raymond, Eugene, and Maureen. She worked 3rd shift for many years at Norristown Convalescent Home until she divorced her 1st husband in 1981. She moved to Rhode Island and went to work for Rhode Island Mental Health and Retardation Hospitals (MHRH) in Warwick, RI. One weekend, while square dancing, she met her 2nd husband, Norman Potter. They eloped in West Virginia in late 1981. In 1991, the hospital worked with Alice so she could get her GED and become a licensed CNA in Rhode Island. She continued to work for MHRH for many years until retiring in April 2008. Norman had passed away in 2005, so she moved with her son Eugene to Tennessee in 2008. Although she had retired, she worked part time jobs at Standing Stone in Monterrey, a chicken company, and even Jamestown Regional Hospital where she officially retired in 2009. Later that year, Alice had a stroke and was life-flighted to UT Hospital in Knoxville. After she was released from the hospital she was transferred to Signature Healthcare of Fentress County. Alice has come to SHC Fentress County several times since 2009 and currently lives here now. She has taken care of many people in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Tennessee, and continues to impact the lives of others she comes in contact with.

The awards ceremony was followed by a reception, with food prepared by Signature Healthcare of Fentress County’s dietary staff. It is always a pleasure to highlight the amazing accomplishments of our residents, stakeholders, and community members. Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to honor you all.

Signature Healthcare of Fentress County would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the following individuals for helping make our recent Hall of Fame event so great; Richard Gooding and Gyla Young for their performances and Crystal Bilbrey for photography. We appreciate you all so much.

For more information on the Hall of Fame at SHC of Fentress County, contact us at (931) 879-5859 or lwiley@signaturehealthcare.com. For more information on Signature Healthcare, please contact Ben Adkins at (502) 568-7746 or badkins@signaturehealthcarellc.com