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Is there someone working with seniors who has gone above and beyond the call of duty? Have you been inspired by their selfless acts? Do you have unique ideas for engaging senior living facility residents? If so, we want to hear your story! Throughout the next couple of months, we are going to share the stories of the great things …

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Weatherford, Oklahoma What does a tyrannosaurus rex, a rainbow unicorn, and a hippopotamus wearing a tutu have in common? They apparently throw great dance parties! Residents at Corn Heritage Village witnessed quite a scene outside their windows when a group of volunteers got their groove on while dressed up in a wild assortment of costumes. A giraffe, penguin, and dinosaur …

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Brookestone Acres All of our HealthCap facilities are getting creative with how they engage residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our HealthCap Hero of the day, Brookstone Acres, is doing just that by turning one of their regularly scheduled traditional groups into a “talk show” for their residents! Under normal circumstances, this group meets around a table to share stories, discuss …

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Heritage Assisted Living; Battle Creek, MI Today’s HealthCap Heroes danced away the quarantine blues! Staff from all departments at Heritage Assisted Living asked residents to come to their doors and danced the Cha-Cha Slide for them. The best part for these spirited employees was when the residents joined in. The team at Heritage Assisted Living says “the smiles and joys …

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Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center: Today’s HealthCap Hero has hooves! The team at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center has been going the extra mile to build stronger relationships with their residents, and one of their sweet ideas was to have window visits from “Jewel the Unicorn”, brought by Sheila Carroll to the brighten up their residents’ day. Staff at this …

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Arbors of Hop Brook; Manchester, Connecticut Words of gratitude and recognition can go a long way in these difficult times to show appreciation for the many heroes keeping residents safe. Chanté Drasdis, Executive Director at Arbors of Hop Brook decided to do this by sharing a message of thanks extended to staff, residents, and resident family members filled with pictures …

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Allie Jennings and Rachel Leonard PRESCOTT, Wis. — High school seniors across the United States have had to sacrifice their senior experiences. Canceled graduation ceremonies graduation parties, proms, and more have all cast a dark cloud over the class of 2020. Two seniors from Prescott, Wisconsin, however, refused to let Covid-19 steal their joy on Prom Day! Allie Jennings and …

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Puzzle of Positivity In these trying times, Rose Lane Home in Loup City, Nebraska has chosen to focus on optimism and teamwork to bring light to their facility. Their home office has diligently worked to make this experience the best it can possibly be, and added in some fun and creativity whenever they could. One of their inventions has been …

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Photoshoots for Loved Ones Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls, Iowa has been deeply considerate of the effect new visitation limits has had on both residents and family. The ‘outside world’ has worked hard to make them feel thought of and loved, with family members sending increased amounts of mail and even kids from the community giving homemade cards and …

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Ganton Senior Communities (Battle Creek, MI) Many senior living communities are coming up with creative ways to keep their inter-generational connections strong during this time. Our feautured HealthCap Hero, the team at Ganton Senior Communities in Battle Creek, MI, is making it a top priority to keep kids engaged with their residents! Many residents at this facility and local students …