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.
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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.
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.
On June 15, 2016, Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, hosted its 8th Annual Butterfly Remembrance Service.
About 50 family members and friends of residents who had passed away during the past year gathered to celebrate and remember the lives of their loved ones. The meaningful service included prayer, songs, scripture readings and the release of butterflies, the symbol of eternal life.
Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, won Wilbraham’s Public Access Channel’s annual chili fest on Feb. 6, 2016.
Held at St. Cecilia’s Church community center, more than 300 people attended the event which featured 10 chili recipes to sample. Dietary supervisor Bernie Carriere cooked up an original chili recipe with help from Alicia Lavallie, assistant food service director.