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Dunedin, FL  - April 16, 2015 – Southern Pines, one of 126 health care centers operated by Louisville, Ky.-based Signature HealthCARE, attended a minor league baseball game this week as part of a companywide ‘Spring Break’ event.

Eleven residents were treated to an evening of minor league baseball. The Dunedin Blue Jays took on the Bradenton Marauders at Dunedin Stadium, a beautiful minor league park located on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The Dunedin Blue Jays are the class A farm team of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays. The Dunedin ball club plays games all across Florida as part of the Florida State League.

The companywide ‘Spring Break’ is one of a series of synchronized, companywide events organized annually by Signature HealthCARE.

“With the weather changing, our residents are so eager to get outdoors,” said Patty Tagarelli, Quality of Life Director for the facility. “We’re excited to attend this event as a way to keep our residents active and having fun.”

Carl, a short term therapy resident at Southern Pines said “I totally enjoyed going to the game.  It was such a pleasure.” Mark, a resident as well, enjoyed going to the game.  He was a pitcher for his college baseball team and it “brought back a lot of great memories.  Don said “it was an unforgettable evening.”

A special thanks goes out to Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, who kindly offered transportation services for the evening’s entertainment. Further, Southern Pines would like to thank all of the family, friend and staff members that made evening possible.

For more information about Southern Pines contact Teresa Timmons at (727) 842-8402 or visit www.southernpineshealthcare.com.

For more about Signature, visit www.ltcrevolution.com.


Holy week started out with a busy schedule. Wednesday’s craft was making small Easter baskets. The residents and stakeholders participated together. On Maundy Thursday, residents baked Easter cookies with Therapy and Quality of Life Department. (also had a “taste test”). Friday morning eggs were colored and decorated as well. Chaplain Mike led a Good Friday service for residents and stakeholders. He spoke of how Jesus’ was betrayed him. He was captured, abandoned and killed. Chaplain Mike and Patty Tagarelli, Quality of Life Director performed a drama “The Awful Silence of God” which highlighted this message. The Good Friday service was concluded with looking toward to Easter. “It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming”.

April 2015 final

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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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Nine residents, family members and Stakeholders from Southern Pines HealthCARE enjoyed an outing to Tarpon Springs at the Sponge Docks. We met up with four Signature HealthCARE communities from the Tampa Bay area. We enjoyed Authentic Greek Cuisine at Hellas Restaurant. We also visited the Tarpon Springs Aquarium. The aquarium has a 120,000 gallon tank where a variety of sharks and other remarkable fish dwell. The scuba diver fed the dangerous inhabitants including a 150 lb. goliath grouper, 6.5 foot long sand bar shark and many other varieties of fish. Residents were also able to safely touch and feed stingrays along with baby sharks. It was a remarkable day!

March calendar Southern Pines 2015 pdf-1

Signature’s Urban Segment has been highlighting different cultures since September 2014 in the Quality of Life department. Every month a country is celebrated with weekly activities representing that specific country. Staff and residents learn about the culture which includes, crafts, food, language, famous landmarks, and learning about the customs and traditions.

China was highlighted during the month of February. Urban Indiana, Urban North, and Urban South celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 19, 2015. Each community in Urban created their own version of the Chinese dragon for their celebration. The top two dragons in each sub-segment were the winners!  The residents are still talking about the celebrations held at their communities.

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For the month of February, we celebrated China as part of our Cultural Diversity Program. A Dragon was made by residents with assistance from our staff. On February 19th, the Chinese New Year, residents went throughout the facility to display the Southern Pines Dragon. The Dragon represents wisdom, power, and wealth and is a very important aspect of Chinese Culture