An important message to our community about Hurricane Matthew

An important message to our community, stakeholders, residents, and family members:

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew as it approaches the state of Florida, and our facility has taken the necessary precautions to prepare for the impending impact of the hurricane. We have initiated our emergency plans and have prepared for the storm in coordination with state and local officials. The health, safety, and well-being of our residents and stakeholders remain our top priority. We have adequate storm supplies on hand and have no plans to evacuate at this time.

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Rolling Thunder Group

On August 17th, a group of Harley Davidson motorcycles rode to Southern Pines Healthcare Center to visit our veterans. Our residents were waiting on the front porch for their arrival.

The Rolling Thunder Group came and honored our men and women who are veterans. It was a special day for Louis Tienken because it was his 90th birthday.

Louis was a POW for over 13 months. The Rolling Thunder’s gave Louis the following items for his years as a POW:

  1. The Ride Home 2015 Medallion.
  2. Ride Home 2015 Pin – 1 bronze colored pin depicting the POW under guard.
  3. Colored Beads – the multicolored one represents the WWII Victory medal and the black and white one represents the POW Medal.
  4. Lapel Pin – American Flag and POW/MIA Flag with the POW/MIA Logo in the middle.
  5. POW / MIA Ball Cap.

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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Signature’s urban centers celebrate Chinese New Year with multi-facility competition

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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