News & Updates
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day was July 23rd and we were visited by Kim Booher and Kathy Pigg from Buckeye Home Medical. This local medical equipment supplier graciously brought the elders and staff vanilla ice cream mixed with favorite flavors of soda for delicious and refreshing ice cream floats. We greatly appreciate their visit and their service to our community. Thank you Kim and Kathy!
On July 20th we hosted the annual Bluegrass Saturday Night at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County. The rain was no match for the great time we had. Bluegrass Saturday Night has long been a staple in the community as a radio program MC’d by Country John B. Mullinix airing on WDEB, Fentress County’s local radio station, every Saturday night. The bands that played were Clear View, Cody Hull Band, Stoney River,
Victory Bluegrass, and Leonard Anderson. We would like to thank the community for braving the rainy weather with us. We would like to say thank you to the venders, WDEB, Mayor Lyndon Baines & our City Council. We want to extend a special thank you to John B. Mullinix. Without you, this would not have been possible.
|Our elder, Juanita Dunford, wanted a marshmallow roast and smore’s. Therapy and quality of life departments worked together to have a marshmallow roast with the campers. With a little help from administrator, Marshall, with starting the fire. Juanita enjoyed having s’mores with the campers.
This week we did a fun craft with our elders and the campers. We all colored on tiles. Then we went outside to finish the project. We ended up with 100 cool coasters. During camp we have been caring for and learning about caterpillars. Our caterpillars grew and became beautiful butterflies that we released into the flower garden this week.
We would like to congratulate Sherry Norrord for being our Stakeholder of the Month! She always goes above and beyond for her elders. Sherry is caring, compassionate, dependable and loyal. She is loved by her co-workers, our elders and visitors! Thank you, Sherry, for all that you do for us here at Signature HealthCARE of Fentress County.
The elders and the campers loved watching K-Officer Jax and his handler Officer Crabtree. K-9 Jax showed his talents for sniffing out drugs and his talents for finding bad guys. Mr. Richard put on the bite suit to demonstrate the dogs bite and his obedience to his handlers commands. The campers enjoyed trying on the bite jacket to see how heavy it is. Thank you to the Fentress County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Crabtree, and K-9 Officer Jax for a wonderful show.
We spent the Fourth of July eating. First, the campers went out to lunch at Dairy Queen. Then they worked hard to help set up for our Fourth of July Picnic. We enjoyed so much food with so many friends, stakeholders, family, and elders. The music, the food, and the smiles were great to see.
On Wednesday we decided to beat the heat with some ice cream at the park! We enjoyed a fun time with campers and elders at the park. We even shared our ice-cream with all the kids at the park.