Life Care Center of Wilbraham News

The President's Weekly Message

Centenarians

Life is filled with an array of highs and lows, successes and disappointments, happiness and sadness.

Each week, Life Care President Beecher Hunter shares a message of hope, encouragement, and celebration of our blessings to those in the Life Care family and for the public at large.

The themes emphasize that true joy arises from obedience to God and is best measured through service to others.

Life Care Center of Wilbraham helps Preston recover from hip surgery

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Gloria Preston had a hip replacement and needed rehabilitation before she was ready to return home.

Preston arrived at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, unable to walk and needing extensive assistance for bed mobility, transfers (such as from a bed to a chair or one chair to another), grooming, bathing and getting dressed....

Date: 06-08-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham hosts Easter breakfast for community

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On March 31, 2018, Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, hosted its first-ever Bunny Breakfast in celebration of Easter.

More than 50 children and their families attended the event....

Date: 04-19-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham celebrates Valentine’s Day

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For Valentine’s Day 2018, Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, went big.

On Feb. 13, residents and their family members enjoyed a sweetheart mixer. Associates served a special filet mignon dinner, and residents listened to volunteer Isabella Escobar sing love songs....

Date: 02-20-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Children enjoy Breakfast with Santa at Life Care Center of Wilbraham

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Christmas came to Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, on Dec. 16, 2017, with the center’s first-ever employee children’s Breakfast with Santa.

A staff of elves turned the dining room into a gingerbread house, with the lobby becoming Santa’s workshop for photos with Santa....

Date: 01-02-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham hosts rehab reunion

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On Nov. 8, 2017, Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, invited former rehab patients back to the facility for a rehab reunion

More than 15 patients came back to share their progress at home and visit with their therapists and the other associates they had befriended while at the facility....

Date: 11-30-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham goes storybook for Halloween

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On Oct. 31, 2017, the team at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, showed Halloween spirit by dressing up for the holiday.

Each year, associates decide on a theme and dress accordingly. This year, the theme was storybook characters, and associates and residents alike got into character....

Date: 11-29-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham earns deficiency-free state survey

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Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These survey visits are unannounced and address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services, administration and the facility’s environment....

Date: 07-28-17 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham resident donates $2,000 to Shriners

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By Tyler S. Witkop, Turley Publications Staff Writer

Originally published as "A 'Gift of a Century': Wilbraham woman helps raise $2K for children" in “The Wilbraham-Hampden Times” on Oct. 27, 2016. Reprinted with permission.

A longtime nurse, Winnifred “Peg” Stearns is no stranger to caring for the needs of others....

Date: 11-11-16 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham resident visits her high school

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Originally titled “Peg Stearns, 1928 Technical High School graduate, returns to Springfield school,” published in “The Republican” on July 19, 2016. Article and photos by Dave Roback. Reprinted with permission.

Peg Stearns, a graduate from the Technical High School class of 1928 in Springfield, took a trip back to her alma mater on Monday.

Date: 08-16-16 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Wilbraham celebrates 25th anniversary

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Originally titled “Seen@ photos from Life Care Center of Wilbraham’s 25th anniversary party,” published in “The Republican” on July 15, 2016. Article and photos by Frederick Gore. Reprinted with permission.

Residents, visitors and staff members of the Life Care Center of Wilbraham [, Massachusetts,] celebrated their 25th anniversary Thursday with live music, a buffet-style dinner, a raffle and an awards ceremony staged in the community garden.

Date: 08-04-16 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

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