SHC of Buckhead Holds Senior Olympics

From Alissa Ellison, Quality of Life Director:

We had a great Signature Senior Olympics on Tuesday, September 16, 2014! Both long-term and short-term rehabilitation patients participated. Our event was a company-wide event headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and spanning several states with events held simultaneously in Signature facilities.

At SHC of Buckhead, we had two main events, chair volleyball during the morning and wheelchair races in the afternoon. A host of spectators, including stakeholders and family members, were in attendance to cheer our athletes to victory. A special thanks goes to Chaplain Nancy for being our emcee and conducting the opening and closing ceremonies.

Family FUN Day

Signature HealthCARE of Buckhead hosted its first ever Family FUN Day on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Stakeholders, patients and their families were treated to a day of fun, food and games. New backpacks and school supplies were also given away to 50 children and free haircuts to 20 boys.

July 4th Peachtree Road Race 2014

The Peachtree Road Race is an iconic Atlanta institution. The event, which attracts 60,000 runners and walkers from all over the US, is a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July. Spectators and volunteers line the six-mile route with American flags, cups of water, and cheers for the wheelchair racers, the runners, and the walkers.

Last year we loaded up the van and drove to the parking lot on the corner of Peachtree Road and Peachtree Park Drive and we had a lovely time cheering on the racers. It went so well last year that it is becoming a tradition for us.

This year, we loaded up the van around 10am. We sat on the sidewalk in the shade and watched the race as we waved our American flags! The runners were very happy to see our patients supporting the race.

National Day of Prayer 2014

Today we celebrated the National Day of Prayer with prayers from diverse cultures, languages, and faith groups. Our categories of focused prayers were: Business, Education, Family, Faith Groups, Government, Media, and Military. In accordance with the Signature HealthCARE corporate theme, In Defiance of Suffering, we prayed prayers for healing and wholeness in English, Arabic, and Hebrew. Our service was well attended and appreciated.

National Day of Prayer Thursday May 1st 10:30 a.m.

NDOP 2014

SHC of Buckhead will host an event on Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer is held each year on the first Thursday in May. A law was enacted in 1952 formalizing observance of the day, although its origins trace back to 1775, when the first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer and melding the relationship between government and the blessings of God. This year’s theme for Signature’s third annual National Day of Prayer celebration is ‘In Defiance of Suffering.’ “The act of unified prayer is important as a symbol of faith, but even more than that, we want this event to be actionable,” said Dianne Timmering, Vice President of Spirituality for Signature HealthCARE. “Each and every one of us suffers, in some way, maybe daily. Under this year’s theme, we want the National Day of Prayer to be a springboard for every day to be a day in defiance of suffering. We are a movement in defiance of suffering.”  “As a faith-based company, we are proud to host an event that brings together so many spiritual groups,” said Signature President and CEO Joe Steier. “We hope many will join us to celebrate this historic day.”  Representatives from several religions and faith groups will join to pray together, signifying spiritual diversity and the importance of prayer in daily life. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. in the Dining Area on the Second Floor of our Buckhead facility.

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SHC of Buckhead Celebrates Spring Break and Earth Day

We celebrated Signature HealthCARE Spring Break Day and Earth Day today with planting petunia flowers in the raised planters in our outdoor garden. The weather was beautiful while we planted this morning and then a soft, gentle rain watered our newly planted flowers.

 

 

Signature Cares: Feeding the Homeless

sigcares_logoToday was a blessed day for some of Atlanta’s homeless population. With the weather predicted to plummet to the vicinity of freezing tonight, we distributed meals and blankets to nearly one hundred persons who were grateful for the food, the blankets, the water, and the apple juice. One of the stakeholders new to this outreach said she had never seen anything like this: she was moved to compassion and wanted to help them. We would like to challenge communities to consider what you can do to reach out and touch someone in need. We are all able to plant seeds of kindness. Where will you plant your seeds of kindness?

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