Hall of Fame

Today we celebrated our annual Hall of Fame. It was an amazing time had by all. Our theme this year was western. Our residents were dressed in their western gear, ate some good ole country foods and had the opportunity to pet a few real live animals. The Teeny Tiny Farm brought in a variety of minature animals for our residents to enjoy. When doing our interviews for the bio’s we discovered that one of our inductee’s had one last thing to cross off her bucket list. She wanted to ride a horse. So of course we had a horse brought in just for her to ride. It was an amazing, emotional experience had by all.

Centenarian Club

Ms. Mildred Smith turned 102 on March 13th, 2016. She celebrated her birthday with her family, fellow residents, and the staff here at Signature of Norfolk. President Obama sent her a signed photo and a beautiful letter wishing her a happy birthday signed by both himself and First Lady Michelle Obama. Every time we told her, “Happy 102nd Birthday!” she responded by saying, “I am not 102, I’m only 80!” Ms. Mildred told us she can always remember two dates–the day she was born and the day she was born again. Happy Birthday, Ms. Mildred!

2nd Annual Family Night

Signature HealthCARE of Norfolk celebrated our 2nd Annual Family Night on March 11th, 2016. The celebration included great cajun food, cool refreshing beverages, and awesome desserts. The residents, staff, and family danced the night away as the DJ spun great music for all to enjoy.

Signature HealthCARE Named to 2015 Modern Healthcare’s List of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare”

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Signature HealthCARE is proud to once again be named to Modern Healthcare​’s list of “Best Places to Work in Healthcare!” Only 100 nominees make the list each year and this is the fourth time Signature HealthCARE has been named to the list! The ranked order of nominees will be revealed in October.

To see the full list, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1PqBuQk

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Signature HealthCARE of Harbour Pointe’s Reflect N Us Art Gallery

Signature HealthCARE of Harbour Pointe’s Quality of Life team and residents hosted Signature’s annual Reflect N Us art gallery that the residents and staff worked hard to create. The staff, residents and visitors enjoyed the displays and are looking forward to the next showing!

The Reflect N Us program is a companywide quality of life initiative that promotes and encourages residents’ artistic and creative needs. Visit the Reflect N Us website to vote for your favorite art pieces.

 

SHC of Harbour Pointe celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Signature HealthCARE of Harbour Pointe’s residents and staff had a week of fun fiesta activities for National Nursing Home Week.

We started off the week with some tasty quesadillas and strawberry daiquiris. We had a scavenger hunt that allowed staff and residents to work together to find all the items on their list. On Thursday, we had a great pin ceremony and taco bar.

Staff was challenged throughout the week to decorate their offices and areas in the fiesta theme, which had to include five items of everyday use. Dietary staff made a dress out of trash bags and a guitar piñata, and they decorated the food carts with lights, delivering each one dressed in costume. The second floor had ‘The Three Amigos’ and a giant guitar!

We had flower-filled basins, napkin flowers and many more creative items. On Friday, we had a grand fiesta. Staff and residents dressed in costume to celebrate.

It was a week to remember!

– Jennifer A. Kintyhtt, Quality of Life Director 

Harbour Pointe hosts BBQ to kick off spring

The residents and staff at Signature HealthCARE of Harbour Pointe celebrated Spring break with an outdoor BBQ, Volleyball, corn hole, beach balls, bubbles, flying kites and swimming pools.

We didn’t have very warm weather here but we sure warmed them up with a DJ playing all the greatest hits!

Jennifer A. Kintyhtt, Quality of Life Director

Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference

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More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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